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 include an Instant Decision Day (on February 12, 2016); Priority Review for those who are currently enrolled in the Virginia Community College System; or simply calling or emailing 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