How to apply

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APPLY ONLINE

Submit your application, along with the $75 application fee, and track your application's progress online.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Include a scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.

Letters of Recommendation

Check to see whether your department requires letters of recommendation from references. If so, you can include their email addresses in your online application, or have them send paper copies directly to your program’s department.

Graduate School Testing Requirements

The Graduate School doesn’t require entrance tests, but check to see whether your department requires you to submit GRE, GMAT, or subject test scores with your application. If so, have the testing agency send official scores to Virginia Tech Graduate School, code 5859. 

International students may be required to submit TOEFL scores

Visit our testing requirements page for more information.

Application Fees

Degree-seeking students must include a $75 fee with their application, although you should check to see if you qualify for a waiver or reduced fee. All application fees are non-refundable.

Application Fee Waivers

Veterans and other applicants are eligible for waivers of the application fee. This form includes the eligibility requirements.

Refund policy

All application fees are nonrefundable.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Computer science

Master of science and doctoral programs

  • December 15, 2019

Master of engineering in computer science

  • February 1, 2020

Computer Engineering

Master of science, master of engineering, and doctoral programs

  • February 20, 2020 (international students)
  • July 1, 2020 (domestic students)

*Please contact us if you need an extension.

APPLYING AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

International students seeking F-1 or J-1 status may apply only to the Blacksburg and Northern Virginia campuses and may not enroll in executive master's and virtual programs.  For more information about applying as an international student, visit our immigration services webpage.

Financial and immigration documents may be submitted after you receive admission into a graduate program.