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VTBound - Frequently Asked Questions

No. Once you decide to join the VTBound program you will be issued a Form I-20 with a Spring 2021 start date (not Fall 2020). You will use this Form I-20 to apply for the F-1 entry visa (if applicable), and you will not be authorized to enter the US until 30 days prior to the start of Spring 2021 on January 19, 2021.

Yes. If you meet the requirements of VTBound and successfully complete the program in Fall 2020, you will be considered an on-campus student starting Spring 2021.

The Cranwell International Center will issue you an updated Form I-20 with the start date changed to Spring 2021 (not Fall 2020). The updated Form I-20 will be sent to you electronically. You will use this Form I-20 to apply for the F-1 entry visa (if applicable), and you will not be authorized to enter the US until 30 days prior to the start of Spring 2021 on January 19, 2021.

Housing is not guaranteed for the Spring term, but VTBound students will be prioritized for any available housing.

Yes. Comprehensive fees totaling approximately USD $1,050 will be waived for VTBound students for Fall 2020.

No. Classes will be asynchronous. You will be able to access, engage in, and complete the lectures and other course materials and assignments on your own timetable.

You will work with your VTBound academic advisor and your academic major advisor to register for appropriate classes that are in specially designed academic tracks that align with you major requirements.

Classes will be asynchronous. You will be able to access, engage in, and complete the lectures and other course materials and assignments on your own timetable.

Yes, the grades you receive for the courses offered through the VTBound program will count  towards your Virginia Tech GPA.

A special orientation program will be available online for VTBound students. More details will be forthcoming soon.

Your Academic Advisor will be a VT Bound program academic advisor. They will email you with their information in the near future. You will be assigned an advisor in your major for your second semester at Virginia Tech.

Yes, you will have the opportunity to speak with an academic advisor in August concerning your schedule. More details will be sent out by the first week of August.

Your choice of courses is dependent on your major. An email with information about scheduling courses will be sent out by the first week of August from your VTBound Advisor.

Your professors will work with you and the software where courses is hosted, called Canvas, can adjust due dates and times to your time zone. More information will be sent to you about time zones and assignment submissions by your VTBound Advisor closer to the start of the semester.

Yes. We will have exact times and dates available for tutoring by the first week of courses. Your VTBound Advisor will email you with more information closer to the start of the semester.