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 14 Complete essay (for non-engineering students only) Respond in Qualtrics
May 1 - May 14 Submit university change of major application Apply in Hokie Spa
May 1 - May 16 Upload proof of transfer credit for any change of major coursework not displayed on Hokie Spa Upload to Qualtrics
May 17 Processing of college of engineering change of major applications and notifications to students
May 17 - May 26 Add major-restricted courses (for students accepted into a degree-granting engineering major) Drop/add in Hokie Spa
Availability Action Location
July 1 – August 18 Complete essay (for non-engineering students only) Respond in Qualtrics
July 31 – August 18 Submit university change of major application Apply in Hokie Spa
July 31 – August 21 Upload proof of transfer credit for any change of major coursework not displayed on Hokie Spa Upload to Qualtrics
August 22 Processing of college of engineering change of major applications and notifications to students
August 22 – September 1 Add major-restricted courses (for students accepted into a degree-granting engineering major) Drop/add in Hokie Spa
Availability Action Location
November 18 – January 7 Complete essay (for non-engineering students only) Respond in Qualtrics
December 18 – January 7 Submit university change of major application Apply in Hokie Spa
November 18 – January 10 Upload proof of transfer credit for any change of major coursework not displayed on Hokie Spa Upload to Qualtrics
January 11 Processing of college of engineering change of major applications and notifications to students
January 11 – January 30 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
Monday, November 27 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 190 Goodwin Hall Register Here
Monday, December 4 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM 190 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 Registration Link
Wednesday, August 30 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM To Be Determined Register Here
Thursday, August 31 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM To Be Determined Register Here
Thursday, September 12 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM To Be Determined Register Here
Thursday, September 21 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM To Be Determined Register Here
Tuesday, October 10 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM To Be Determined Register Here
Monday, October 16 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM To Be Determined Register Here
Wednesday, November 8 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM To Be Determined Register Here
Thursday, November 30 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM To Be Determined Register Here
Wednesday, December 6 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM To Be Determined Register Here
Minor Requirements Contact
Biomedical Engineering In a degree-granting engineering major

Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
Amanda Stanley
agstanle@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 Stanley
agstanle@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
Summer 2017:
July 31 – August 18
August 24, 2017
5:00 PM (noon)
August 25, 2017