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Undergraduate Decision Plans

What is Early Decision?

Early Decision is a binding plan for first-year students, meaning you must accept an offer of admission. Students who apply through this route should be sure that Virginia Tech is their top choice.

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What is Early Action?

Early Action is a non-binding decision plan for first-year students (you can still consider Virginia Tech among other offers), and is by far the largest application group. Most offers of admission for first-year students will come from this group.

More information about applying for Early Action

What is Regular Decision?

Regular Decision is the last plan for first-year students, and is non-binding. However, given the large population of Early Action, Regular Decision will have less open spots available.