Veteran Admissions

Veterans Benefits Begin at Application for Admission

Virginia Tech’s dedication to veterans goes beyond being named a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media and receiving the 2015 Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Governor’s Award. Not only does the university as a whole value our veterans, but also the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is dedicated to being supportive of our veterans who are transitioning to Virginia Tech.

For starters, the application fee of $60 is waived for any veteran who wishes to continue their undergraduate education at Virginia Tech. This initiative was established in part from the feedback received by the three veterans who are employed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions: Alphonso Garrett, Jr., Gary Jackson, and Christopher St. Jean. The insight and feedback provided by the veterans employed in our office is invaluable. Combined, these employees have over 55 years of military experience and 35 years of experience in higher education, truly epitomizing the university’s motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

Assistant Director, Colonel (Retired) Christopher St. Jean, is designated as the Veteran Liaison for undergraduate admissions and has nearly 26 years of active duty military experience and 10 years of experience in higher education.

For veterans who are exploring transferring to Virginia Tech, we have several opportunities that may be of interest to including Instant Decision Day. Simply call or email us with any questions you may have.

In addition, the Office of Veterans Affairs helps veterans, their spouses, and their dependents navigate all educational benefits available.

To learn more about opportunities and resources for veterans at Virginia Tech, visit

  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
(540) 231-6267

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

Note: It is the responsibility of each applicant to submit all required information and materials as soon as possible. Completed applications will receive priority in the review process. Because of time constraints, it is not always possible for the admissions office to request missing information. When submitting supplemental materials separate from the application, make sure your name, date of birth, and college name are included on all pieces. Also, be sure to include your current name, if different from the name on the materials.

To help us and yourself, please review the above checklist carefully. The university reserves the right to withdraw, without notice, any application that is not complete by the deadline.