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Before You Get Here

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January–May

  • Complete the FAFSA by January 15 and General Scholarship Application by January 22 for maximum aid consideration. More information can be found at finaid.vt.edu.
  • Make a note of your major and student ID number as you may need to reference them throughout your onboarding process.
  • Accept your offer of admission by the date noted on your offer letter. This will require submitting the $400 enrollment deposit by selecting a payment method through your Applicant Portal. Accepted methods are credit card, eCheck, check, or money order. Credit card and eCheck payments can be made in the Applicant Portal. Checks and money orders will be mailed following directions found in the Response to Offer of Admission form in your portal.
  • Create your VT Username (PID) and passphrase. Once your enrollment deposit is processed, you will receive an email from admissions@vt.edu with instructions for creating your VT Username and email. This will occur 24-48 hours after submitting a payment.
  • Check your VT email for important class registration and orientation information.
  • Check out Virginia Tech Summer Start.
  • Watch for your scholarship and financial aid notification on your Applicant Portal. This is typically released at the same time as your offer if all information was submitted by the deadline and complete. 
  • Check computer requirements: compreq.vt.edu
  • Complete your virtual orientation modules. Check your VT email for more information.
  • Tell your family to sign up for the Hokie Family Hub.
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June

  • Complete your Housing and Dining Contract by June 1. Search for “housing” in OneCampus. Select “Housing and Dining Contract (StarRez)” from the dropdown and follow the instructions. Please note that access to StarRez may take up to 72 hours after your deposit is processed and your VT Username is created.
  • Submit final official high school transcripts and update your Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) if you previously filled it out. Submit final official college transcripts (if applicable) and official test scores if you opted to have your application reviewed with scores. Check your New Student Checklist in your Applicant Portal for the due date.
  • For information about AP, IB, and CLEP tests, visit onecampus.vt.edu, search for “transcripts.”
  • Submit your Hokie Passport ID Card photo by July 20. Your Hokie Passport will be your “everything card” on campus! Explore the functions of your ID Card at hokiepassport.vt.edu.
  • Keep checking your VT email for updates like room selection, orientation, tuition payments, and more!
  • Complete your virtual orientation modules. Check your VT email for more information.
  • Complete any placement assessments, if applicable, sent to you through your VT email.
  • View Student Tech Tools to learn about technology used at VT and to prepare for course registration.
  • Course registration will open June 12 at 8 a.m. for new students to begin working on their schedules knowing they can make changes throughout the summer after meeting with an advisor.
  • Keep checking your VT Email on next steps in scheduling an advising appointment to discuss course registration.
  • Submit your immunization forms by June 30. Search for “immunizations” in OneCampus. You should see, “Immunization Form” under tasks. Select that option to see more detailed instructions.
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July

August

  • Make fall tuition payment.
  • Move into your new home-away-from-home!
  • Classes begin! Ongoing dates and deadlines: registrar.vt.edu
  • An email will be sent for you to complete required online programs such as AlcoholEDU, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, and Sexual Assault Prevention.
  • Participate in Weeks of Welcome activities.
  • Double check your fall class schedule on HokieSPA to see if there were any class location changes.

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2023 Checklist.pdf