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.

Student Type Begin Date End Date Action Location
Non-engineering students only April 6 May 19 Complete essay Respond in Qualtrics
All students wishing to change their primary major to engineering May 6 May 19 Submit university change of major application Apply in Hokie Spa
All students wishing to add an engineering major as a secondary major May 6 May 19 Submit the College of Engineering Secondary Major Application Apply through the COE Secondary Major Application
All students wishing to add an engineering minor May 6 May 19 Submit the College of Engineering Minor Application Apply through the COE Minor Application
All students with pending transfer credit for a change of major required course May 6 May 18 Upload proof of transfer credit for any change of major coursework not displayed on Hokie Spa Upload to Qualtrics
All major and minor applicants May 23 Processing of college of engineering major and minor applications; email notifications will be sent to student's VT email account by 5:00 pm
All students accepted into a degree-granting engineering major When you receive your acceptance notification (by 5:00 pm) TBD Add major-restricted courses Drop/add in Hokie Spa

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

Student Type Begin Date End Date Action Location
Non-engineering students only June 28 August 12 Complete essay Respond in Qualtrics
All students wishing to change their primary major to engineering July 28 August 12 Submit university change of major application Apply in Hokie Spa
All students wishing to add an engineering major as a secondary major June 28 August 12 Submit the College of Engineering Secondary Major Application Apply through the COE Secondary Major Application
All students wishing to add an engineering minor July 28 August 12 Submit the College of Engineering Minor Application Apply through the COE Minor Application
All students with pending transfer credit for a change of major required course June 28 August 15 Upload proof of transfer credit for any change of major coursework not displayed on Hokie Spa Upload to Qualtrics
Engineering students with a 3.0 or higher overall VT GPA August 13 Processing of college of engineering change of major applications and notifications to students
All remaining applications August 16 Processing of college of engineering change of major applications and notifications to students
All students accepted into a degree-granting engineering major When you receive your acceptance notification
(August 13 or 16)
August 24 Add major-restricted courses Drop/add in Hokie Spa
Student Type Begin Date End Date Action Location
Non-engineering students only November 17 January 6 Complete essay Respond in Qualtrics
All students wishing to change their primary major to engineering December 17 January 6 Submit university change of major application Apply in Hokie Spa
All students wishing to add an engineering major as a secondary major December 17 January 6 Submit the College of Engineering Secondary Major Application Apply through the COE Secondary Major Application
All students wishing to add an engineering minor December 17 January 6 Submit the College of Engineering Minor Application Apply through the COE Minor Application
All students with pending transfer credit for a change of major required course November 17 January 10 Upload proof of transfer credit for any change of major coursework not displayed on Hokie Spa Upload to Qualtrics
All major and minor applicants January 11 Processing of college of engineering major and minor applications; email notifications will be sent to student's VT email account by 5:00 pm
All students accepted into a degree-granting engineering major When you receive your acceptance notification (by 5:00 pm) January 11 Add major-restricted courses 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, November 27 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM 145 Goodwin Hall Register Here
Friday, November 30 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM 125 Goodwin Hall Register Here

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

Students are required to attend one of the below workshops prior to meeting with an engineering advisor.

Date Time Location How to Register
Tuesday, July 31 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ONLINE Sign-Up
Monday, August 6 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ONLINE Sign-Up
Tuesday, August 21 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 209 Hancock Hall Sign-Up
Wednesday, August 22 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM 209 Hancock Hall Sign-Up
Friday, August 24 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 209 Hancock Hall Sign-Up
Friday, August 31 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 209 Hancock Hall Sign-Up
Wednesday, September 5 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 120 Randolph Hall Sign-Up
Tuesday, September 11 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 116 Randolph Hall Sign-Up
Friday, September 21 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 209 Hancock Hall Sign-Up
Tuesday, September 25 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 116 Randolph Hall Sign-Up
Friday, October 5 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 209 Hancock Hall Sign-Up
Monday, October 15 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 341 Goodwin Hall Sign-Up
Thursday, November 8 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 341 Goodwin Hall Sign-Up
Wednesday, November 28 1:30 PM - 2:30 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
Libby Bradford
bradfolg@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 August 20, 12 pm (noon) August 21
End of Fall
December 17 - January 6
January 10 TBD TBD