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Engineering Change of Major Requirements

All engineering majors are restricted, which indicates specific requirements must be completed for students to be eligible to apply. 

Engineering Change of Major Requirements
Engineering Change of Major Video

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


Application Dates and Deadlines 2022

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 2022 enrollment cycle:

  1. End of Spring
    • Applications Accepted: May 5, 2022 - May 20, 2022
    • Transfer Credit Survey Available: May 5, 2022 - May 22, 2022
    • Decisions Sent (by 5:00 pm): May 23, 2022
  2. End of Summer
    • Applications Accepted: Aug 1, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022
    • Transfer Credit Survey Available: Aug 1, 2022 - Aug 16, 2022
    • Decision Sent (by 5:00 pm): August 17, 2022
  3. End of Fall
    • Applications Accepted: Dec 11, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023
    • Transfer Credit Survey Available: Dec 11, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023
    • Decisions Sent (by 5:00 PM): Jan 9, 2023

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 occurred 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
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Appeal dates for the end of summer 2022 application review:
Appeal Open: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST (noon)
Appeal Deadline: Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST (noon)
Appeal Decision Notification: Monday, August 22, 2022 by 5:00 pm EST