Application Checklist

  1. Build your Coalition application profile. You can do this anytime, even before the application opens. This personal information will be used to complete your application.
  2. What deadline will you choose? Choose the deadline that is best for you, and make sure you get your application submitted by that date. (Remember Early Decision is binding! This means if you are offered admission, you agree to accept the offer of admission and withdraw all other applications that you have submitted.)
  3. Application fee: This $60 fee is non-refundable, but waivers are available for those who demonstrate financial aid. Applicants pay upon submission of the online application.
  4. SAT Reasoning Test or ACT scores. Virginia Tech requires that the applicant submit either an SAT or ACT score. You may ensure scores are received by Virginia Tech using our SAT CEEB code of 5859 or our ACT code of 4420. Applicants will self-report test scores and will only be required to have official test scores sent to Virginia Tech admissions if offered admission and the student accepts the offer of admission. We will accept the SAT Nov 3 date (available November 15) and the ACT Oct 27 (available November 6).
  5. After you complete the Coalition application, submit your grades and test scores using the self-reported portal. You may start entering coursework at any time, but only submit your record after you finish the Coalition application. The self-reported portal is found at vt.edu/admissions/srar.
  6. Final Grades/High School Transcript: All incoming freshmen must submit their final official high school transcripts no later than August 1. Use the self-reported portal to report those.
  7. Letters of Recommendation are not a part of the Virginia Tech application and will not be considered in the review of your application.
  8. Choose a major when you apply. There are more than 100 to choose from, and many undecided options if you’re still figuring out the direction you’re going.
  9. Complete the Virginia Tech General Scholarship application by January 22. The scholarship portal will open by October 15, 2018. You will receive instructions for completion if you have submitted your application.
  10. Fill out the FAFSA by March 1. The Federal Application for Student Aid is the first step toward a lot of financial aid options.

Only completed applications will be reviewed. Completed applications include the application and  the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR). It is critical to meet the deadlines for your application. The university reserves the right to withdraw, without notice, any application that is not complete by the deadline.

  1. Transfer (Spring term) deadline is October 15. Transfer (Summer I or II/Fall term) deadline is February 15. You must submit your completed Coalition application by this date to be considered for admission (see below for scholarship eligbility deadlines).
  2. Application fee: Students will be expected to pay the $60 application fee unless they qualify for a fee waiver, which is determined through the Coalition application.
  3. You’ll need to choose a major when you apply. There are more than 100 to choose from.
  4. All college course work will be reported through the Self Reported Academic Record (SRAR). You may start entering coursework at any time at vt.edu/admissions/srar. You should enter your high school information and dates of attendance first, but you will not need to list high school course information. You should then enter each college or university attended and note all coursework attempted at each institution, including any dual enrollment coursework completed. AP, IB, and CLEP exam scores should be noted in the SRAR under the Exam Scores section. You will need to enter into the SRAR your high school name and dates of attendance to record any exams taken while in high school. You do not need to enter in the SRAR individual high school course information, including AP/IB courses for which you hope to receive exam credit. No additional transcripts are required for application review. An official final transcript from each institution attended will be due by the date noted in your offer letter, if you chose to accept the offer of admission.
  5. All college course work will be reported through the Self Reported Academic Record (SRAR). This should be entered after you complete the Coalition application. You may start entering coursework at any time, but only submit your record after you finish the Coalition application. The self-reported portal is found at vt.edu/admissions/srar.
  6. Standardized Test Scores (ACT/SAT) are not considered in the application review process. These should not be provided to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  7. Letters of Recommendation are not a part of the Virginia Tech application and will not be considered in the review of your application.
  8. Fill out the FAFSA by March 1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step toward many financial aid options. Transfer (Spring term) applicants should complete the FAFSA and send this to Virginia Tech as soon as possible for eligibility for the most Financial Aid. *Students looking to begin in the summer (I or II) should contact the Virginia Tech Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for more information on aid distribution timelines.
  9. Transfer (Summer I/II or Fall term) applicants seeking scholarships should apply by January 15 and complete the Virginia Tech General Scholarship application by January 22. The scholarship portal will open by October 15, 2018. You will receive instructions for completion if you have submitted your application. Transfer (Spring term) applicants will be considered for scholarships on an availability basis.

Completed applications will receive priority in the review process. It is critical to meet the deadlines for your application. The university reserves the right to withdraw, without notice, any application that is not complete by the deadline.

The Virginia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive the following supporting materials to ensure your application file is complete:

  1. The application deadline for Early Decision applicants is November 1st and all application documents must be received by November 15th.
    Regular decision application deadline is January 15th and all documents must be submitted by February 1st.
    International Transfer applications are due February 15th and all documents must be submitted by March 1st.
    If you wish to start assembling your information prior to this date, you can do so at mycoalition.org. This information will become part of your application.
  2. Application Fee: A non-refundable fee of $70 for all international students applying for admission must be submitted. Your application will not be processed without this fee. Students who apply online are required to pay the application fee electronically with either a debit or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover).
  3. SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Scores (Optional for international applicants): Virginia Tech’s CEEB code is 5859; the ACT code is 4420. For additional details, see the requirements page.
  4. InitialView Interview (Optional for international applicants): You may learn more about InitialView at www.initialview.com. Please arrange to have your interview completed as early as possible. The deadline for completing the interview is February 1. For additional details, see the requirements page.
  5. TOEFL/IELTS/PTE: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test for English (PTE). Scores should be received on or before February 1. To have your TOEFL score automatically sent to Virginia Tech, please specify Virginia Tech’s CEEB code (5859) on the test form. Scores need to be received in our office by November 15 for Early Decision review. For additional details, see the requirements page.
  6. Educational Documents: All documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations. Notarized translations alone will not be accepted. Translations supplement, but do not replace original documents. Remember to send both.
    • Diplomas/Certificates: Students who have completed secondary school or high school must submit copies of their diplomas or school leaving certificates. Report of scores on school leaving examinations must also be submitted.
    • Transcript/Statement of Marks: This contains the record of courses studied, marks (grades) awarded, length of class periods, and grading scale with minimum passing mark. These must be submitted for upper secondary or high school years and must be complete for applicants who have graduated from school. For those applicants who are still enrolled in school, the transcript, or statement of marks, must show the most current term of grades to date. The transcript must be an original copy, certified by the sending institution.
  7. International Transfer Applicants must submit, in addition to those materials already listed, the following educational documents:
    • Official copy of high school record or transcripts. If not English, a certified English translation is required.
    • Official copy of college or university transcripts. If not English, a certified English translation is required.
    • For international students studying outside the United States, a syllabus of each course or subject studied at the university level (including textbook used and author) must be submitted. Applications without this information cannot be considered. Graduates of thirteen-year systems must submit syllabi for their final year of study.
    • Evaluation of international college/university transcripts by a professional credential evaluation service. Having this done will aid the Admissions Committee and the University Registrar. A list of recommended agencies can be found in the application instructions here.

  • Receipt of all documents required before credit can be awarded.
  • Letters of Recommendation are not a part of the Virginia Tech application.
  • Completed applications will receive priority in the review process. It is critical to meet the deadlines for your application. The university reserves the right to withdraw, without notice, any application that is not complete by the deadline.    
  1. Use the non-degree application. Non-degree students have a separate portal, do not use the Coalition portal that degree-seeking students use.
  2. Know your deadline. 
    • Summer Session I: May 1
    • Summer Session II: June 15
    • Fall: August 1
    • Spring: December 1
  3. Submit your Virginia In-State Tuition Form (included in both the online and paper Non-Degree Application). This form must be submitted with your application if you claim entitlement to Virginia in-state tuition rates, even if you are currently a Virginia resident. Failure to complete this form will result in your classification as an out-of-state student. For more information, please see the residency page.
  4. Submit a letter explaining your purpose in attending Virginia Tech as a non-degree student.
  5. Submit transcripts. An official or unofficial copy of all college transcripts must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions no later than the application deadline. If you have not completed any college coursework, please send an official or unofficial copy of your high school transcript. Do not use the self-reported portal that degree-seeking students use.

Completed applications will receive priority in the review process. It is critical to meet the deadlines for your application. The university reserves the right to withdraw, without notice, any application that is not complete by the deadline.

  1. Are you entering as a freshman or a transfer? Do you have less than 12 college credit hours? That makes you a freshman. Do you have 12 or more college credit hours? That makes you a transfer.
  2. What deadline will you choose? If you’re entering as a freshman, you can choose the deadline that is best for you, and make sure you get your application submitted by that date. (Remember Early Decision is binding!) If you’re entering as a transfer, your application deadline is January 15. In either case, also be sure to take note of the day when grades and test scores are due.
  3. Build your Coalition application profile. You can do this anytime, even before the application opens. This personal information will be a good start toward completing your application.
  4. Complete the online application. The $60 application fee will be automatically waived for veterans who apply.

If you have specific questions about the application process for veterans, please contact:

Colonel (Retired) Christopher St. Jean, Associate Director
astjean@vt.edu
(540) 231-6267

To learn more about opportunities and resources for students who are veterans at Virginia Tech, visit www.veterans.vt.edu.


Completed applications will receive priority in the review process. It is critical to meet the deadlines for your application. The university reserves the right to withdraw, without notice, any application that is not complete by the deadline.

Updated August 2, 2018