The College of Engineering offers 14 degree-granting engineering majors and 7 minors . All majors are restricted, please review the information below regarding the application timeline and process, as well as information sessions.

For students wishing to change out of engineering, please review the information here for additional steps and details.

Availability Action Location
April 1 - May 13 Complete essay (for non-engineering students only) Respond in Qualtrics
April 30 - May 13 Submit university change of major application Apply in Hokie Spa
April 1 - May 17 Upload proof of transfer credit for any change of major coursework not displayed on Hokie Spa Upload to Qualtrics
May 18 Processing of college of engineering change of major applications and notifications to students
May 18 - May 25 Add major-restricted courses (for students accepted into a degree-granting engineering major) Drop/add in Hokie Spa

If you are completing change of major courses during the summer, please review the detailed timeline here.

Begin Date End Date Action Student Type Location
June 28 August 12 Complete essay Non-engineering students only Respond in Qualtrics
July 28 August 12 Submit university change of major application All students wishing to change their primary major to engineering Apply in Hokie Spa
June 28 August 12 Submit the College of Engineering Secondary Major Application All students wishing to add an engineering major as a secondary major Apply through the COE Secondary Major Application
July 28 August 12 Submit the College of Engineering Minor Application All students wishing to add an engineering minor Apply through the COE Minor Application
June 28 August 15 Upload proof of transfer credit for any change of major coursework not displayed on Hokie Spa All students with pending transfer credit for a change of major required course Upload to Qualtrics
August 13 Processing of college of engineering change of major applications and notifications to students Engineering students with a 3.0 or higher overall VT GPA
August 16 Processing of college of engineering change of major applications and notifications to students All remaining applications
When you receive your acceptance notification
(August 13 or 16)
August 24 Add major-restricted courses All students accepted into a degree-granting engineering major Drop/add in Hokie Spa
Availability Action Location
TBD Complete essay (for non-engineering students only) Respond in Qualtrics
TBD Submit university change of major application Apply in Hokie Spa
TBD Upload proof of transfer credit for any change of major coursework not displayed on Hokie Spa Upload to Qualtrics
TBD Processing of college of engineering change of major applications and notifications to students
TBD Add major-restricted courses (for students accepted into a degree-granting engineering major) Drop/add in Hokie Spa

Please review the below steps to understand the change of major process and requirements. You may also want to review the quick reference chart for additional clarification.

Step 1: Complete the change of major requirements

  1. Requirements for students in General Engineering
  2. Requirements for students in non-engineering majors
  3. Requirements for students in degree-granting engineering majors

Step 2: Review the engineering application timeline (above)

Step 3: Review your unofficial transcript on Hokie Spa to verify completion of all required coursework.

Step 4: Submit unofficial transcript for proof of transfer credit if you are expecting transfer credit for any change of major course(s) and it is not displayed on your VT unofficial transcript.

Step 5: Submit a change of major application:

  1. To declare a primary engineering major: Change of Major Application (Undergraduate) in Hokie Spa
  2. To add a secondary engineering major: College of Engineering Secondary Major Application

Step 6: (for non-engineering students only) Complete the College of Engineering Internal Transfer essay questions.

General Engineering students are encouraged to attend one of the below information sessions to ensure they understand the change of major process. Please register using the links below.

Date Time Location Registration Link
Tuesday, April 17 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM 190 Goodwin Hall Register Here
Friday, April 20 12:10 PM – 1:10 PM 115 Goodwin Hall Register Here
Friday, April 27 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 115 Goodwin Hall Register Here

The College of Engineering will host multiple information sessions throughout the academic year for non-engineering students to learn about the process of becoming eligible to apply for an engineering major.

After attending a “Non-Engineering Information Session”, students are assigned an engineering advisor to assist with additional application questions and planning.

Date Time Location How to Register
Wednesday, January 17 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 1010 Torgersen Hall Sign-Up
Thursday, January 18 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2001 Pamplin Hall Sign-Up
Tuesday, January 30 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 341 Goodwin Hall Sign-Up
Wednesday, February 14 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 341 Goodwin Hall Sign-Up
Tuesday, February 27 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 341 Goodwin Hall Sign-Up
Wednesday, March 14 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 341 Goodwin Hall Sign-Up
Thursday, March 22 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 207 Seitz Hall Sign-Up
Friday, March 23 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM 241 Goodwin Hall Sign-Up
Monday, April 2 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 341 Goodwin Hall Sign-Up
Tuesday, April 17 2:00 PM - 3:00PM 341 Goodwin Hall Sign-Up
Wednesday, April 25 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM 341 Goodwin Hall Sign-Up

To add an engineering minors, students should complete the College of Engineering Minor Application . The minor application availability can be found in the above application timeline.

To drop a current engineering minor, students should email Natasha Smith (noliver@vt.edu).


Minor Requirements Contact
Biomedical Engineering In a degree-granting engineering major

Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
Amanda Sandridge
asandridge@vt.edu
Computer Science In a degree-granting major

Completed a CS course (1114, 2114, 2505, or 3114) at Virginia Tech with a minimum grade of a C
Greg Farris
gpfarris@vt.edu
Cybersecurity Completed CS 3214 or ECE 3574 Joe Tront
jgtront@vt.edu
Engineering Science and Mechanics None Amanda Sandridge
asandridge@vt.edu
Green Engineering None Sean McGinnis
smcginn@vt.edu
Interdisciplinary Engineering and Science (Scieneering) None Christi Boone
chboone2@vt.edu
Naval Engineering None Alan Brown
albrown5@vt.edu

Change of major decisions may be appealed using the College of Engineering Change of Major Appeals Petition. Appeals are for addressing unusual and extenuating circumstances that occured 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 through Canvas according to the deadlines below.

Change of Major Dates Change of Major Decision Date Appeal Deadline Appeal Decision Date
End of Spring
April 30 - May 13
May 18 May 22, 5 PM May 24, 5 PM
End of Summer
July 28 - August 12
August 16 TBD TBD
End of Fall
December 17 - January 6
January 10 TBD TBD