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First-year 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 need. Applicants pay upon submission of the online application.
  4. Submit your grades and test scores using the Coalition profile. You may start entering coursework at any time.
    If you have attended high school outside the US, for any amount of time, you are required to have transcripts sent (can be uploaded directly on the Coalition application) and official test scores submitted directly from the testing agency.
  5. SAT Reasoning Test or ACT scores. Virginia Tech requires that the applicant submit either an SAT or ACT score. Applicants who have only attended high school in the US 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. Students who have attended high school outside the US at any time will need to have scores sent directly from the testing agency. You may ensure scores are received by Virginia Tech using our SAT CEEB code of 5859 or our ACT code of 4420. We will accept the SAT Nov 3 date (available November 15) and the ACT Oct 27 (available November 6) for Early Decision review. SAT/ACT scores from December test dates will be accepted for Early Action and Regular Decision applicants.
  6. Letters of Recommendation are not a part of the Virginia Tech application and will not be considered in the review of your application.
  7. 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.
  8. Fill out the FAFSA by March 1. The Federal Application for Student Aid is the first step toward a lot of financial aid options.

If you are offered admission

  1. Use the self-reported portal to report final grades. These may be reported as soon as they are available.
  2. Final Grades/High School Transcript: Check your email for the due date of your final transcript. Official transcripts may be received physically by mail or electronically. Check with your guidance counselor for details.
  3. Letters of Recommendation are not a part of the Virginia Tech application and will not be considered in the review of your application.

Only completed applications will be reviewed. 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.