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Transferring into the College of Engineering

Applying to Virginia Tech from another college or university is an easy and simple process. 

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Virginia Tech typically admits new transfer students to begin enrollment in a spring, summer, or fall semester; for individual majors, it may be more advantageous to start in a summer or fall instead of spring. More information.

Minimum Requirements for Admission as a Transfer Student to Virginia Tech's College of Engineering

  • 1 full year of calculus (equivalent to VT's MATH 1225-1226)
  • 1 semester of chemistry (CHEM 1035/1045) or 1 year of calculus-based Physics (PHYS 2305-2306)
  • 1 full year of English composition (equivalent to VT's ENGL 1105-1106)
  • overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Additional Course Recommendations

  • Linear Algebra (MATH 2114)
  • Differential Equations (MATH 2214)
  • Multivariable Calculus (MATH 2204)
  • 1 year of calculus-based Physics (PHYS 2305-2306) or 1 semester of chemistry (CHEM 1035/1045)—whichever is not completed in requirement above
  • Engineering fundamentals courses (ENGE 1215-1216)

Please refer to Admissions Transfer Roadmaps for additional information about the preference for “additional course recommendations” above. 

Transfer students are admitted to General Engineering (GE) by the admissions office.  The process of changing majors from GE to a specific engineering major typically takes one semester.