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Application Deadlines

Each department may have an application deadline earlier than the final Graduate School application deadline for each semester. You should check with the department to assure that your application is submitted and all materials are received by the department application deadline.

We encourage applicants to submit their complete applications, including supplemental materials, early to allow sufficient time for application processing. International applicants must be accepted by the Graduate School no later than May 15 for fall and October 15 for spring to allow sufficient time for immigration processes and travel.

Prospective students seeking scholarships and loans should contact the Virginia Tech Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid for financial aid deadlines.

Graduate School Application and Department Decision Deadlines

The following application and decision deadlines have been established by the Graduate School for the upcoming entry terms as the last date to apply if the department to which you are applying does not have an earlier established deadline:




 Summer I

 Summer II

Domestic Application

August 1

January 1

May 1

June 1

Dept. Decision

August 15

January 15

May 15

June 15

International Application

April 1

September 1

January 1

February 1

Dept. Decision

May 15

October 15

February 15

March 15


Note: Application & Decision deadlines are suggested by the Graduate School and may not be the final time frame in which academic departments are able to consider applications or complete their recommendations for admission.

* Students seeking assistantships for funding should submit all required admissions materials by January 15th for full consideration.

International Students

Please note that International students must have a decision on their applications no later than the deadlines indicated for the terms shown above.

Any decisions made after these time frames need to be approved in advance and on a case-by-case basis, by Cranwell International Center advisors, who can be reached at


Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about applying.