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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 Academy.
  • 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.”
  • 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. 
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July

  • Submit your immunization forms by July 31. Search for “immunizations” in OneCampus. You should see, “Immunization Form” under tasks. Select that option to see more detailed instructions.
  • Tell your family to sign up for the Family eNews.
  • Attend Summer Academy (if applicable).
  • Watch for tuition bill notification.
  • Contact your new roommate and have the “Who’s bringing what?” conversation!
  • Take the CliftonStrengths® assessment: vt.gallup.com.
  • Check out gobblerconnect.vt.edu for opportunities on campus.

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, Equity and Inclusion, and Sexual Assault Prevention.
  • Participate in Weeks of Welcome activities.

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Student Checklist - What to do next.pdf