How to Apply
What You'll Need
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.
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.
Degree-seeking students must include a $75 fee with their application, though 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.
All application fees are nonrefundable.
Check with your department to see if its submission deadlines fall before the Graduate School's established deadlines, shown in this chart.
International students seeking F-1 or J-1 status may apply only to the Blacksburg and National Capital Region campuses and may not enroll in executive master's and virtual programs.
International students might be required to submit TOEFL scores. Financial and immigration documents may be submitted after you receive admission into a graduate program.
Offers of Admission and Funding
The Graduate School sends an official offer of admission to applicants upon the recommendation of the department faculty. Admitted applicants who are offered graduate assistantships at Virginia Tech are not required to make a decision to commit to the assistantship offer until April 15. See the assistantships page for more details.