Virginia Tech®home

Engineering Orientation Checklist

After accepting your offer of admission to VT, please complete all items on this checklist. We know you are looking forward to registering for your first semester of classes and we are excited to help you through this process.


Priority Engineering Orientation Checklist Items

  1. Complete the Engineering Pre-Orientation Form 
    You must be logged into your Virginia Tech google account to complete the form. If you receive the following message "You need permission" you will need to sign out of your non-VT Gmail account and log into your VT Gmail account at
  2. Complete the ALEKS placement assessment for MATH 1225 and CHEM 1035/1045 eligibility: Deadline - June 13 (to be guaranteed a seat in MATH 1225 and CHEM 1035) 
    All first-year students should complete the ALEKS assessment, regardless of anticipated AP, IB, CLEP, Cambridge, or other transfer credit for math.

  3. Send all official high school, college, and university transcripts
    All transcripts should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions through electronic transfer (i.e., Parchment) or through mail to the below address:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Virginia Tech
    925 Prices Fork Road
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

  4. Send all years of official scores reports for AP, IB, CLEP, etc
    All score reports should be sent to the Office of University Registrar using the Virginia Tech school code 5859.

  5. Complete a self-evaluation of transfer credits

Additional Engineering Orientation Checklist Items

  1. Continually verify receipt of AB, IB, CLEP, Cambridge, and additional transfer credits on Hokie Spa
    Hokie Spa > Grades Menu > Transfer and Other Additional Credits  
  2. Complete the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment
  3. Purchase a computer that meets the engineering computer requirement
  4. Review/purchase the items on the engineering supplies
  5. Review the graduation requirements (checksheets)
  6. Review the engineering orientation frequently asked questions
  7. Bookmark and review the Engineering Undergraduate Program website
  8. Connect with us on social media
  9. Complete the SEC First-Year Orientation Assignment
  10. Register for classes using Hokie Spa (June 13-August 26) - you can choose between Hokie Scheduler and Drop/Add for course registration, the Timetable of Classes is not a registration tool but can be useful to search for courses.
  11. Review the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar - the first day of classes is Monday, August 22, 2022.
  12. Mark your calendar to attend the College of Engineering College Day on Friday, August 19 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (this will include a college presentation, academic preparation, lunch, and a social).