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Transitional Advising (Internal Transfers)

Students not currently enrolled in the College of Engineering should follow the below steps to learn more about the internal transfer process.

Step 1: Review the College of Engineering "How to Declare an Engineering Major" document.

Step 2: Register for and attend an Engineering Change of Major Workshop for Internal Transfers. *Pre-registration is required, see below to register*

Step 3: Submit a change of major application during one of the change of major application timelines:
Step 4: Complete the College of Engineering Internal Transfer essay questions during the Change of Major application timeline.

Engineering Change of Major Workshop for Internal Transfers

All workshops will be held virtually via Zoom. Please use the links below to Sign-Up for the date and time you would like to attend, once you sign-up you will receive the Zoom link for the meeting.

Tuesday, January 18
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friday, January 21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, March 17
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Monday, March 28
1:25 PM - 2:15 PM

Wednesday, May 4
1:25 PM - 2:15 PM

COE Internal Transfer Frequently Asked Questions

Students can apply to an engineering major when they complete all of the engineering change of major course requirements, have a minimum 2.0 overall VT GPA, and have earned at least 12 GPA hours at Virginia Tech. Applications are accepted at the end of spring, end of summer, and end of fall. Additional details can be located at

You can also run a What-If DARS to determine if the change of major course requirements are complete. Select 'GE Change of Major' after choosing 'Select a Different Program'.

No, internal transfer applicants to the College of Engineering do not have a GPA guarantee. Admission to each engineering major is determined the space availability and student demand for that particular major.

In the summer II and fall terms, ENGE 1215 is restricted to only students in the college of engineering. Students outside the college of engineering can take ENGE 1215 in the winter, spring, or summer I terms.

Review the information to qualify for MATH 1225 here.

If you are eligible to enroll in MATH 1225 and are unable to add the course due to a major restriction, you can add your name to the math force-add survey located here.

Review the information to qualify for CHEM 1035 here.

If you are eligible to enroll in CHEM 1035 and are unable to add the course due to a major restriction, you can add your name to the chemistry force-add survey located here.

No, the college of engineering is only reviewing for completion of the courses, where you complete them does not impact the decision. However, you must be sure to either have the transer credit awarded on Hokie Spa, or submit proof of transfer credit when you complete the application to declare an engineering major.

Step 1: Obtain pre-approval for the transfer course through your current academic college. You can reach out to your current academic advisor for assistance with this process.

Step 2: Enroll in and complete the course at the transfer institution with minimum grade of a C.

Step 3: Send your official transcripts from the transfer institution to 
Office of the University Registrar
Student Services Building, Suite 250, Virginia Tech
800 Washington St, S.W.
Blacksburg, VA 24060-0134

Step 4: When you apply to change your major, if your transfer credits have not been officially awarded on Hokie Spa, upload an unofficial transcript to this website

No, any specific course listed on the graduation requirements for an engineering degree must be completed on an A-F grading scale. 

Internal transfer students will be able to add in-major courses after their major has been officially changed. Once you are officially admitted to a specific engineering discipline, you will receive a academic advisor within the discipline that can assist with adding in-major courses.