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Change of Major Requirements

All engineering majors are restricted, which indicates specific requirements must be completed for students to be eligible to apply. Please review the "How to Declare an Engineering Major" document for a complete list of engineering's change of major requirements and policies. Dates and deadlines for the next application period can be located below.

A full list of COE degrees and majors can be located here. A full list of COE minors and requirements can be located here.

Non-engineering students wishing to pursue and engineering degree should visit our COE Transitional Advising page to additional information.

Engineering students changing out of engineering should use the resources located here.


Application Dates and Deadlines for May 2021

The College of Engineering accepts applications for majors and minors three times per year: end of spring, end of summer, end of fall. The below dates and deadlines are for the end of spring (May 2021):

  1. Applications accepted: May 5 - May 19
  2. Essay Responses available here: May 5 - May 19 (only required for non-engineering students)
  3. Transfer Credit survey available hereMay 5 - May 24 (only required for change of major courses not displayed on Hokie Spa)
  4. Decisions will be sent out on Tuesday, May 25 by 5 pm to your VT email account.

Appeals Process

Change of major decisions may be appealed using the Engineering Change of Major Appeals Petition. Appeals can only be submitted if you completed the change of major application and are for addressing unusual and extenuating circumstances that occured while at Virginia Tech which caused you to be denied admission to an engineering major. Students wishing to appeal their decision must submit the appeal petition according to the deadlines below.

Engineering Change of Major Appeals Petition
Form Type: Microsoft Forms (Trouble logging in?)

Appeal dates for the May 2021
Appeal Deadline: Friday, May 27 at 12:00 pm EST (noon)
Appeal Decision Date: Friday, May 28