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Veteran Application Checklist

  1. Are you entering as a freshman or a transfer?
    Do you have less than 12 college credit hours? That makes you a freshman.
    Do you have 12 or more college credit hours from an accredited college or university? That makes you a transfer.
  2. What deadline will you choose?
    We offer several deadlines if you are entering as a first-year student:
    Early Decision - November 1 - notification will be mid-December
    Early Action - December 1 - notification will be late February
    Regular Decision - January 15 - Notification will be early March (on a space-available basis)
    Remember, if you apply for Early Decision, it is binding. This means if we offer you admission, you are expected to accept the offer and drop all applications to other schools. Most students are not ready to make this commitment and will apply Early Action.
    If you are entering as a transfer student, your deadlines are:
    Summer/Fall - March 1
    Spring (if available) - October 1
  3. Build your Coalition/CommonApp profile.
    You can do this anytime, even before the application opens. This personal information will be a good start toward completing your application.
  4. Complete the online application.
    The $60 application fee will be automatically waived for veterans who apply.
  5. Complete the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR).
    A link will be sent to you after you submit your application for admission. To learn more about the SRAR, visit our apply webpage at

If you have specific questions about the application process for veterans, please contact:

Greg Anderson, Associate Director
Corps of Cadets Liaison
(540) 231-6267

To learn more about opportunities and resources for students who are veterans at Virginia Tech, visit

Completed applications will receive priority in the review process. It is critical to meet the deadlines for your application. The university reserves the right to withdraw, without notice, any application that is not complete by the deadline.