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Resources and Support

Success is defined differently by each individual. The tools below are intended to support you in achieving success in a way that is meaningful to you. Making use of these tools will prove favorable as you navigate through your college experience and continue to progress toward your personal success.

The university has created some tips for student success in an on-line environment, which can be located here.

This How To series has been created to provide instructions and tips related to many topics you have questions about and are expected to know at the conculsion of the first year as you transition from General Engineering into your desired degree-granting engineering majors. Please review the information and reach out to your GE academic advisor if you have any questions.

How To:

  1. Schedule an Appointment with Your Academic Advisor
  2. Use Office Hours
  3. Practice Good Time Management
  4. Determine Your Course Grades
  5. Compute Your Semester GPA and Overall GPA
  6. Read a Checksheet
  7. Check Pathways Progress
  8. Complete Course Registration
  9. Course Withdraw
  10. Explore Majors
  11. Declare an Engineering Major
  12. Develop a Plan of Study (or Academic Plan)
  13. Read a DARs
  14. Transfer Credits from Other Colleges or Universities
Office Services Contact
Bursar's Office
  • Student Accounts
  • Tuition and Fees
150 Student Services Building
Cook Counseling Center
  • Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychotherapy
  • Study Skills
240 McComas Hall (Main)
107 East Eggleston (Satellite)
Cranwell International Center
  • English Conversation Groups
  • Global Ambassador Program
  • International Street Fair
  • International Week
1015 Harper Hall
Dean of Students
  • Class absence verification
  • Personal/family emergencies
  • Student conduct advising
109 New Hall West
Dining Services
  • Dining Centers
  • Dining Plans and Policies
  • Menus and Nutrition
151 New Hall West
Housing & Residence Life
  • Housing Contracts
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Residence Halls
144 New Hall West
Schiffert Health Center
  • Class absence verification (medical)
  • Medical Clinic
  • Nutrition Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Women's Clinic
McComas Hall
Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Accomodations
  • Physical Access
  • Support Services
  • Temporary Injuries/Illnesses
310 Lavery Hall
University Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Work Study
200 Student Services Building
Women's Center
  • Counseling and advocacy
  • Educational programming
  • Outreach
  • Violence against women awareness
  • Student engagement through volunteerism
206 Washington Street (off campus)

The Student Success Center offers free individual tutoring and review sessions for undergraduate students in some of Virginia Tech's highest-demanded 1000- and 2000-level courses. In addition, some departments have additional tutoring or support options listed below.


Alpha Chi Sigma (Professional Chemistry Fraternity)
Student Success Center


Department of Economics
Student Success Center


Student Success Center


Writing Center


Student Success Center


Department of Mathematics
Student Success Center


Department of Physics
Student Success Center

General Engineering sponsors a number of events and workshops each semeter to provide students with additional support in areas most discussed in our one-on-one advising appointments. Students are encouraged to review the events here and attend an many possible.