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Virginia Tech Transfer Spirit Day

Virginia Tech Transfer Spirit Day

Interested in transferring to Virginia Tech? Already been accepted to VT for FALL 2017 ? Want to learn more about VT programs?

Then join VT admissions and program representatives in the Student Life Center, 3rd Floor, on January 25th, 10am to 2pm for a day full of information and fun!

“Who’s Coming???”

  • Admissions • College of Engineering • College of Agriculture & Life Sciences • Pre-Vet and College of Veterinary Medicine • College of Science • College of Natural Resources and Environment • Pamplin College of Business • College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences

Come ready to ask questions, come ready to have fun, and come ready to show your HOKIE PRIDE!!!

For more information contact your Academic School Program Advisor, STEM ~Yvonne Campbell, BTT~Lacey Carey

Posted on January 17, 2017

Virginia Community College Students Soar with NASA

Virginia Community College Students Prepare to Soar with STEM Takes Flight NASA Research Experiences


Virginia community college sophomores can once again apply for paid NASA research experiences through the Virginia Space Grant Consortium’s (VSGC) STEM Takes Flight Build-Fly-Learn NASA Research Experiences for Virginia’s Community College Students program. The VSGC and the Virginia Community College System in partnership with NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore anticipate offering at least 23, ten-week, paid, summer research experiences for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors. The research experience takes place during the summer of 2017. This is the program’s third year.


Students selected to participate in Stem Takes Flight NASA Research Experiences will work directly with NASA research advisors on diverse projects for NASA Langley Research Center’s Research and Engineering Directorates and NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Students will be selected for projects such as wind tunnel experiments/data analysis, small satellite hardware development, unmanned aerial systems, and environmental and water quality projects and more.


The STEM Takes Flight NASA Research Experience provides students with real-world, hands-on learning experiences while exposing them to the wide range of STEM career options at NASA. Past participants have expressed how much this opportunity has broadened their skills and encouraged them to take career paths they had not considered.


Qualified applicants are undergraduate STEM majors, including those pursuing technician degrees, who are at least a rising sophomore and not graduating prior to May or June of 2017. They must be a US Citizen, at least 18 years of age, and a full or part-time student taking a minimum of 6-9 credit hours. Selected students will receive a $5,000 stipend. Assistance in locating safe affordable housing is provided upon request.


The application deadline is February 10, 2017. Learn more and apply online at


Posted on December 6, 2016

Virginia Tech On-Site Admission Day

Virginia Tech will be on campus in the Natural Science Center, Thursday, January 12th for On-Site Admissions Review. This is a great opportunity for students to get an early admissions decision on the spot! Students will need to schedule an appointment in the Advising Center in Chapman Hall, room 105. The deadline for scheduling an appointment will be Tuesday, January 10th. Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis, so schedule early! Keep in mind that the Advising Center will close on December 22nd and will reopen on January 3rd.

To sign up for an appointment with a VT Admissions Representative students must complete the following:

  • Online application to Virginia Tech (An application fee is required)
  • Submit required documents to the Advising Center
    • Printed copy of your VT application
    • Official copies of transcripts from all colleges attended (Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the application review process; however you must submit official transcripts if an offer of admission is extended and accepted)

Please be aware that in order to make an appointment ALL required documents will need to be turned in to the Advising Center.

Questions regarding the Virginia Tech application should be directed to the Virginia Tech Admissions Office at 540.231.6267.  Questions regarding scheduling an appointment can be directed to Heather Hunter, New Student Advisor, at

Please note-VT will not be reviewing applications on site for Interior Design or Landscape Architecture.  Applications for these majors will be reviewed during the regular transfer review process.  Also, VT no longer accepts external transfer applications for the majors of Architecture or Industrial Design.

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