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Transferrable Credits from other Universities

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Students can earn transfer credits through the below methods. Details regarding transferring credits for each of these methods can be located here.

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLE)
  • Conditional Advanced Standing
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
  • German Abitur
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit
  • University of Cambridge International Examinations

In addition to the above ways to earn transfer credits, student can also take courses at other institutions and transfer credits to VT. Details regarding this process are located below. This information and steps are for currently enrolled VT engineering students. If you are an admitted student, but haven’t yet earned grades in at least one term at Virgina Tech, you do not need to seek authorization to transfer a class, but can use VCCS Guide and Transfer Equivalency Database to understand the transferability of any course you take or have taken at another institution. NOTE: Students on academic suspension are not eligible to receive transfer credit during their suspension term(s).


Transferring Courses from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS)

Any currently enrolled Virginia Tech student planning to transfer courses from a Virginia Community College should follow the below steps.

Step 1: Review the VCCS Guide to determine course equivalents
Students intending to transfer credit for ENGE 1215, ENGE 1216, PHYS 2305, PHYS 2306, or any ECE course should review the following documents:
ECE VCCS Equivalents
ENGE 1215 & ENGE 1216 VCCS Equivalents
PHYS 2305 & PHYS 2306 VCCS Equivalents

Step 2: Use the VCCS Course Search to see which VCCS sites teach the course equivalents

Step 3: Sign-up and complete the course(s) -- a grade of a "C" or better is required in any course to receive transfer credit

Step 4: Send your official transcript from the transfer institution to Virginia Tech
Once you have a final grade in the course, your official transcript should be sent to the following address:
Office of the University Registrar
Student Services Building, Suite 250, Virginia Tech
800 Washington St, S.W.
Blacksburg, VA 24060-0134


Transferring Courses from a US Institution not in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS)

Any currently enrolled Virginia Tech student planning to transfer courses from a non-Virginia Community College within the United States should follow the below steps. 

Step 1: Review the Transfer Equivalency Database (TED) to determine previous course equivalents
Courses may or may not be in the TED. If you don't find an equivalent in the TED, you can still proceed with Step 2, we may just need some additional details. 

Step 2: Request pre-approval for your intended transfer course(s) 
To ensure the course you intend to take will transfer to VT as you need it to, you will complete the Authorization to Take Courses Elsewhere (ATCE) form. If approved, this provides you with confirmation on how the course will transfer to Virginia Tech. You will complete the form even if the course you plan to take is listed in the TED.

Step 3: Sign-up and complete the course(s) -- a grade of a "C" or better is required in any course to receive transfer credit
If your ATCE is approved, you can proceed with signing-up for the courses at the transfer institution.

Step 4: Send your official transcript from the transfer institution to Virginia Tech:
Once you have a final grade in the course(s), your official transcript should be sent to the following address:
Office of the University Registrar
Student Services Building, Suite 250, Virginia Tech
800 Washington St, S.W.
Blacksburg, VA 24060-0134


Transfering Courses from Outside the United States

Any currently enrolled Virginia Tech student planning to transfer courses from an institution outside of the United States (US) should complete the Authorization to Take Courses Elsewhere-NonUS form. Questions should be directed to Ryan Wagoner (rdw@vt.edu).