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 requirements, as well as the change of major resources on the right-side bar.

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 13 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
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
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

The steps below provide a guide for students admitted to General Engineering at Virginia Tech wishing to apply for an internal transfer to one of the 14 degree-granting engineering majors:

Step 1: Complete the change of major requirements

Step 2: Review your unofficial transcript on Hokie Spa to verify completion of all required coursework.

Step 3: Review the engineering application timeline (located above).

Step 4: 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

The steps below provide a guide for students admitted to a non-engineering major at Virginia Tech wishing to apply for an internal transfer to one of the 14 degree-granting engineering majors:

NOTE: Non-Engineering students are not able to declare General Engineering.

Step 1: Complete the change of major requirements (requirements are dependent on application term).

  1. Application Term: Spring, 2017, Summer 2017, and Fall 2017
  2. Application Term: Spring, 2018, Summer 2018, and Fall 2018

Step 2: Review your unofficial transcript on Hokie Spa to verify completion of all required coursework.

Step 3: Review the engineering application availability (on the right side bar).

Step 4: 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 5: Complete the College of Engineering Internal Transfer essay questions.

Degree-granting engineering majors accept applicants on a space-available basis.

  1. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 overall Virginia Tech GPA at the time of application.
  2. Applicants with a minimum 3.0 overall Virginia Tech GPA at the time of application are guaranteed their first choice major.
  3. Applicants below a 3.0 overall Virginia Tech GPA at the time of application will be rank ordered according to GPA and placed in their first, second, or third choice based on space availability.

The steps below provide a guide for students in a degree-granting engineering major wishing to declare a different engineering major or add a secondary engineering major:

Step 1: Review the engineering application timeline (located above).

Step 2: 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

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 1115 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, Jauary 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
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

College of Engineering 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 prevented students from meeting the requirements and/or being competitive for their intended engineering major.

Students wishing to submit a change of major appeal should follow this link to enroll in the COE Change of Major Appeal Canvas site. The appeal documents are located on, and must be submitted on, Canvas according to the deadlines below:

Application Cycle Appeal Petition Due Date Committee Review Date
Spring 2018:
April 30 - May 13
May 22, 2018
5:00 PM
May 24, 2018