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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.

Assistant Director Rich Davis, Captain USN (retired), is designated as the Veteran Liaison for undergraduate admissions and has 28 years of active duty military experience and 3 years of experience in higher education, truly epitomizing the university’s motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

For veterans who are exploring transferring to Virginia Tech, we have several opportunities that may be of interest. 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 www.veterans.vt.edu.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, open to all students, is a university program dedicated to developing tomorrow’s leaders. While participating in a full-time military academic lifestyle, cadets hone their leadership, time-management, and decision-making skills.

Students who have exceptional leadership qualities, as demonstrated through a record of leadership in extracurricular activities, student and civic organizations, athletic teams, or successful employment prior to college, and who are interested in enrolling in the Corps of Cadets, may be given additional consideration in the admissions process. However, please note that applying to the university and designating on your application your intent to enroll as a cadet is a serious commitment to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. The admissions committee reserves the right to reevaluate your admission status if you request a change to civilian status after you have been offered admission as a cadet. If you must become exempt from cadet status due to personal, health, or other reasons, situations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Students who were admitted to the Corps may request a change to civilian status by emailing appchange@vt.edu, but there is a possibility that the request will be denied if the student received additional consideration in the process as a cadet applicant.  The change request should include a detailed explanation. All cadets will need to speak with the Corps' Recruiting Officer before Admissions will decide whether to approve the request. The student will be emailed a decision as to whether the offer of admission is contingent on remaining in the Corps of Cadets. If approved to change to civilian status, the student will need to pay the application fee, which was waived when applying as a cadet. To pay the non-refundable fee, please mail a check made payable to:

Treasurer of Virginia Tech to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061 (US)

Once a student enrolls in the Corps, they are committed for approximately 7 weeks: New Cadet Week and the first six weeks of school.  After 7 weeks, if civilian housing is available, a student can switch to civilian status but must forfeit any Corps scholarships and pay approximately $1100 worth of uniform costs.  

There is no military obligation for cadets in the Corps. All students can enter the Corps as a freshman, sophomore, or even junior year.  However, if interested in the Air Force or Naval ROTC, students should plan to enter no later than sophomore year.  

In addition to their chosen academic track, cadets also have the opportunity to receive a minor in leadership through the Corps of Cadets Leader Development program. Cadets are not required to participate in ROTC, but all ROTC students must be members of the Corps.

All cadets (except juniors or seniors living with their spouses) are required to live in cadet residence halls unless excused by the commandant. The Corps offers scholarships that do not require military service; the ROTC programs offer some scholarships that do.

For more information, contact the Commandant of Cadets

  • 141 Lane Hall
  • Virginia Tech
  • Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • (540) 231-6413/6858
  • vtcc.vt.edu

Agricultural Technology is Virginia Tech's only two-year program. The program offers a concentrated, hands-on academic experience for students pursuing an associate of agriculture degree in preparation for careers in the agricultural or green industries. Choose from two great options:

Applied Agricultural Management

Focus on Agribusiness, Crop Production or Livestock Production

Landscape and Turf Management

Focus on Landscape or Golf and Sports Turf Management

The Agricultural Technology program is accepting applications for Fall 2021 until May 15, 2021.   Check out the Agricultural Technology webpage for information on how to apply. Email agtech@vt.edu if you have any questions.

The application cycle for Fall 2022 will be from September 1, 2021  - May 15, 2022.


  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 February 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:

Captain (Retired) Rich Davis, Assistant Director
rwd1990@vt.edu
(540) 231-6267

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

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.