Transfer Academic Requirements

The most important factors considered for admission are:

  • Completion or progress toward completing prerequisites, particularly Freshman English, math, and science for the intended major. Prerequisite requirements can be found on the Transfer Guide or in the Programs of Study section.
  • Overall GPA in college course work with B’s or better in Freshman English, math, and science for intended major.
  • Although the committee considers applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), most competitive applicants will present a GPA of a 3.0 or better. (In majors where applications exceed available space, the competitive GPA may be even higher.)
  • Transfer applications are no longer accepted for majors in Architecture or Industrial Design.
  • Transfer applicants who have successfully completed an associate’s degree at a Virginia community college or completed the equivalent of Virginia Tech’s core curriculum will receive preference in the admission process.
  • Be in good standing at all colleges and universities attended.

Transfer Credentials

In order for your application file to be complete, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive the following:

  • A completed application for admission.
  • A $60 application fee; check or money order payable to Treasurer, Virginia Tech ($70 for international applications).
  • Transcripts from every college or university attended. If you are currently enrolled, you should enclose an official transcript from your current institution after completion of at least one semester, plus official transcripts from every previous college in sealed envelopes. If you are not currently enrolled, please note that fact on the application form under “College Info” and enclose an official transcript from every previous college in sealed envelopes.
  • Applicants should have completed at least one full semester of college work prior to submitting an application for admission.
  • A list of current courses, if currently enrolled.
  • An official copy of your final high school transcript.

Foreign Language Requirement

By the time they graduate from the university, students must meet a language study requirement.

For most majors, the minimum requirement may be met in high school by completing 2 units of a single foreign or classical language (3 units for those students who will graduate from certain majors within Virginia Tech’s College of Science and College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences). The requirement also may be met after admission by one of the following:

  • Earning 6 semester hours of college-level foreign or classical language credit. Such credits are in addition to that number normally required for graduation
    in a student’s program of study.
  • Receiving credit by examination for a foreign or classical language.