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First-year Application Checklist


  1. Build your Coalition or Common App 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.) We recommend applying Early Action over Regular Decision as Regular Decision is looked at on a space-available basis.
  3. Application fee: This $60 (domestic) or $70 (international) fee is non-refundable, but waivers are available for those who demonstrate financial need. Please contact our office if you would like to see if you are eligible for a fee waiver. Applicants pay upon submission of the online application.
  4. Submit your grades and test scores through your Self-Reported Academic Record.
    If you have attended high school outside the US, for any amount of time, you are required to submit transcripts. We will send an email allowing you to upload unofficial copies of those documents.
  5. SAT or ACT scores. Virginia Tech is test-optional for the 2021-2022 application cycle. If you would like for your scores to be reviewed with your application for fall 2022 admission, please select that on your application for admission where applicable. Please note that if you do not want to include test scores in the review of your application, it will not impact your admission decision.
  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 in August. You will receive instructions for completion if you have submitted your application.
  8. Fill out the FAFSA by March 1, Virginia Tech’s priority review deadline. The Free Application for Federal 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. Submit your official transcripts. Check your email for the due date of your final transcript. Official transcripts may be received physically by mail or electronically. Check with your school counselor for details.

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.