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Counselor Corner

Welcome!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Virginia Tech and our admissions process. We are grateful for the support you provide your students and we hope to serve as a partner in the college search and admissions process.

This page is intended for counselors, consultants, and any other educator providing assistance to students during this time. Please note that while we have assigned travel territories for our staff, any team member will be happy to answer your questions. We also host on-campus counselor programs for those working in high school and college settings. We will update you on any opportunities when they are available. Feel free to reach out to us at admissions@vt.edu or 540-231-6267 at any point throughout the cycle with questions you may have.

Admissions Information

Applying to Virginia Tech

For the 2022-2023 academic year, Virginia Tech will exclusively use the Common App for first-year and transfer applications. While we remain a Coalition member, we have paused the Coalition application for one cycle to provide ample time to adjust to the new application platform that Coalition will be using.

Required Academic Materials

Our required academic materials vary based on where a student has studied.

  • Students who have only studied within the U.S. during high school or college: Students will submit a Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR). A direct link to the SRAR is available in the Applicant Portal, which can be accessed after a student submits their application and receives instructions to create their account. This occurs within 72 hours of submission. For more information on submitting the SRAR, please review this site

  • Students who have studied OUTSIDE of the U.S. at any point during high school or college: Students will submit unofficial transcripts for all coursework during high school or college. Transcripts can be submitted through the options listed below. Applicants are also able to upload materials through the Applicant Portal.

Sending Documents

Documents are accepted electronically through Common App, Parchment, Naviance, Scribe, Maia Learning, Scoir, National Clearinghouse, etc. We will also accept transcripts through mail, email, or fax if they come directly from the school. Please note that we can work with unofficial transcripts throughout the review process for students who must submit transcripts instead of a Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR). We only request official transcripts once the student has accepted their offer of admission.

Mailing Address:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Virginia Tech
925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA. 24061
Fax Number: 540-231-3242
Email: admissions@vt.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Letters of Recommendation

Virginia Tech does not request, require, or read letters of recommendation if they are submitted. However, applicants can ask that a letter of circumstance be shared if there is a counselor, teacher, or other educator / administrator who can provide context to a circumstance or experience that the applicant wishes to share. There is also an opportunity on the application for the applicant to share additional information that will provide context to their achievement inside the classroom or experiences outside of the classroom.

Mid-Year Grades

Virginia Tech does not request or use mid-year grades in the application review process due to varying availability of mid-year grades and our application review schedule.

Schedule Changes

If an applicant has a change to their schedule after submitting their application, please have them email appchange@vt.edu to inform us of the change. Additional information will be provided in the reply to the student.

Admissions Staff by Territory

Virginia Tech’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions assigns admissions counselors and directors to territories for travel purposes. While we do have territory assignments, all of our staff members are ready and able to answer your questions. Please use the Admissions Staff webpage to learn about who is assigned to your territory. Territories are updated annually over the summer.

Demonstrated Interest

​​Virginia Tech does not use demonstrated interest when reviewing applications for admission.

Yield Protection

Virginia Tech does not participate in yield protection.

Counselor Calls

We do not participate in counselor calls. We are happy to talk with counselors about the overall context of the applicant pool but we are unable to share decisions ahead of their release.

Requesting Decision Lists

Please note that we will be unable to share decision lists until the cycle has concluded and any students on the waitlist have been informed of their final decision. To request a decision list, please email us at admissions@vt.edu

Slate.org / Applicant Tracking

We are hopeful to launch Slate.org for the 2022-2023 academic year. In the interim, we are able to work with you by email or phone to discuss applicant tracking and their checklist items.

Test-Optional

Virginia Tech shifted to test-optional for first-year applicants entering in Fall 2021 due to ongoing concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Virginia Tech remains test-optional for first-year applicants entering through Fall 2025. For additional information on test-optional at Virginia Tech, please visit our test-optional webpage.

Visiting Campus

Looking to visit campus as a counselor? No need to register - view our Daily Visit calendar here and send us an email at visit@vt.edu so we know to expect you.