Change of Major
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 are located below.
Non-engineering students wishing to pursue an engineering degree should visit our COE Transitional Advising page for additional information.
Engineering students changing out of engineering should use the resources located here.
Application Dates and Deadlines for December 2021/January 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 end of fall (December 2021/January 2022):
- Applications accepted: December 13, 2021 - January 7, 2022
- Essay Responses available here: December 13, 2021 - January 7, 2022 (only required for non-engineering students)
- Transfer Credit survey available here: December 13, 2021 - January 11, 2022 (only required for change of major courses not displayed on Hokie Spa)
- Decisions will be sent out on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by 5 pm to your VT email account.
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.
Appeal dates for the end of fall 2021 application review:
Appeal Open: Wedensday, January 12, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST (noon)
Appeal Deadline: Monday, January 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST (noon)
Appeal Decision Notifcation: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by 5:00 pm
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