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Apply Online

Submit your application online, along with the $75 application fee. After submission, you can track your application's progress online, too. 

The video below provides instructions on how to access and use the online application process.

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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 the letter writers' email addresses in your online application, or have the people you ask to write those lettes send paper copies directly to your program’s department.

Graduate School Testing Requirements

The Graduate School does not 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, though check to see if you qualify for a waiver or reduced fee. All application fees are non-refundable.

Application Fee Waivers

Please visit the application fee waiver information on our website. 

Refund procedure

All application fees are non-refundable.

Submission Deadlines

Check with your department to see if its submission deadlines fall before the Graduate School's established deadlines, shown in this chart.

Applying as an International Student

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.  For assistance with immigration questions, contact the Cranwell International Center if applying to the Blacksburg Campus,  our our immigration advisors in the Northern Virginia Graduate Center if applying to the Greater Washington DC area campus.  Regardless of your campus location, 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.