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.

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. Determine Your Course Grades
  4. Compute Your Semester GPA and Overall GPA
  5. Read a Checksheet
  6. Check Pathways Progress
  7. Complete Course Registration
  8. Course Withdraw
  9. Declare an Engineering Major
  10. Create a Plan of Study (or Academic Plan)
  11. Read a DARs
  12. Transfer Credits
Office Services Contact
Bursar's Office
  • Student Accounts
  • Tuition and Fees
150 Student Services Building
540-231-6277
bursar@vt.edu
Cook Counseling Center
  • Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychotherapy
  • Study Skills
240 McComas Hall (Main)
107 East Eggleston (Satellite)
540-231-6557
Cranwell International Center
  • English Conversation Groups
  • Global Ambassador Program
  • International Street Fair
  • International Week
1015 Harper Hall
540-231-6527
international@vt.edu
Dean of Students
  • Class absence verification
  • Personal/family emergencies
  • Student conduct advising
109 New Hall West
540-231-3787
dean.students@vt.edu
Dining Services
  • Dining Centers
  • Dining Plans and Policies
  • Menus and Nutrition
151 New Hall West
540-231-3933
Housing & Residence Life
  • Housing Contracts
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Residence Halls
144 New Hall West
540-231-6205
housing@vt.edu
Schiffert Health Center
  • Class absence verification (medical)
  • Medical Clinic
  • Nutrition Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Women's Clinic
McComas Hall
540-231-6444
Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Accomodations
  • Physical Access
  • Support Services
  • Temporary Injuries/Illnesses
310 Lavery Hall
540-231-3788
dean.students@vt.edu
University Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Work Study
200 Student Services Building
540-231-5179
finaid@vt.edu
Women's Center
  • Counseling and advocacy
  • Educational programming
  • Outreach
  • Violence against women awareness
  • Student engagement through volunteerism
206 Washington Street (off campus)
540-231-7806

The help sessions available for chemistry courses are outlined below. Students are encouraged to attend as many help sessions as they want and to try the different sessions from various organizations to determine the best fit for them. Students wanting individual tutoring may request this through the Student Success Center. Alpha Chi Sigma is also offering tutoring services for Chemistry, more information can be found here.

Days Times Location Sponsoring Organization
Mondays 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Slusher ARC Student Success Center
Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chemistry Learning Center, Hahn Hall North (3rd Floor) ALPHA CHI SIGMA
Wednesdays 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM< Slusher ARC Student Success Center
Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chemistry Learning Center, Hahn Hall North (3rd Floor) ALPHA CHI SIGMA
None available
Days Times Location Sponsoring Organization
Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chemistry Learning Center, Hahn Hall North (3rd Floor) ALPHA CHI SIGMA
Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chemistry Learning Center, Hahn Hall North (3rd Floor) ALPHA CHI SIGMA
Days Times Location Sponsoring Organization
Mondays 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Slusher ARC Student Success Center
Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chemistry Learning Center, Hahn Hall North (3rd Floor) ALPHA CHI SIGMA
Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM< 316 Randolph Hall Student Success Center
Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chemistry Learning Center, Hahn Hall North (3rd Floor) ALPHA CHI SIGMA

Students may use the below tutoring resources for the foundations of engineering courses (ENGE 1215, ENGE 1216).

Students may use the below tutoring resources for English courses (ENGL 1105, ENGL 1106).

The help sessions available for math courses are outlined below. Students are encouraged to attend as many help sessions as they want and to try the different sessions from various organizations to determine the best fit for them. Students wanting individual tutoring may request this through the Student Success Center (for a free option) or email math_tutors_g@vt.edu (for a paid option).

Days Times Location Sponsoring Organization
Sundays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Mondays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Tuesdays 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Slusher ARC Student Success Center
Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Thursdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Days Times Location Sponsoring Organization
Sundays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Mondays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Thursdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Days Times Location Sponsoring Organization
Sundays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Sundays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Newman Library (Scale-Up Classroom) Student Success Center
Mondays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Mondays 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Slusher ARC Student Success Center
Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Slusher ARC Student Success Center
Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Thursdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Days Times Location Sponsoring Organization
Sundays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Sundays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Newman Library (Scale-Up Classroom( Student Success Center
Mondays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Mondays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Newman ARC Student Success Center
Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 207A Newman Library Student Success Center
Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Thursdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Days Times Location Sponsoring Organization
Sundays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Mondays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Thursdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Days Times Location Sponsoring Organization
Sundays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Mondays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Thursdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Thursdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 206A Randolph Hall Student Success Center
Days Times Location Sponsoring Organization
Sundays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Mondays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics
Thursdays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Math Tutoring Lab
332 McBryde Hall
Department of Mathematics

Students may use the below tutoring resources for foundations of physics (PHYS 2305, PHYS 2306).

  • The Student Success Center
    • Drop-In Tutoring
      • PHYS 2305:
        • Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Newman Library (Scale-up classroom)
      • PHYS 2306:
        • Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in 316 Randolph Hall
        • Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Newman Library (Scale-up classroom)
    • Individual Tutoring
Course Days Times Location Sponsoring Organization
BIOL 1105 Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Newman Library (Scale-up Classroom) Student Success Center
CHE 2114 On-line resources (LearnChemE) University of Colorado Boulder
CHEM 3615 On-line resources (LearnChemE) University of Colorado Boulder
ECE 1XXX and 2XXX level courses Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 335 Lavery Hall Eta Kappa Nu
ECE 1574
ECE 2524
ECE 2574
Software Engineering Lab
252 Whittemore Hall
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECON 2005
ECON 2006
Mondays 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM 3028 Pamplin Hall Department of Economics
Tuesdays 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM 3028 Pamplin Hall
Wednesdays 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM 3028 Pamplin Hall
Thursdays 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM 3028 Pamplin Hall
ESM 2104 Tuesdays 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM 222 Randolph Hall Student Success Center
ESM 2204 Mondays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 206A Randolph Hall Student Success Center

General Engineering sponsors a number of workshops each semeter to provide students with additional support in areas most discussed in our one-on-one advising appointments. Students are encourage to review the workshops below and attend an many possible. Registration is required for all workshops.

Workshop Learning Outcome Date & Time Location Registration
Major Exploration
  • Understand the four steps of major exploration: discover, explore, decide and commit, take action
  • Focus on the first step of exploration of the engineering majors at Virginia Tech
Tuesday, November 6
(3:00 PM -4:30 PM)

Wednesday, November 7 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Smith Career Center, Room B

Smith Career Center, Room B
Register Here


Register Here
Plan of Study
  • Plan courses remaining for your desired major
  • Determine how to fit in additional activities (e.g., co-ops, internships, study abroad, minors, etc.)
Friday, November 8
(2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)


Friday, November 15
(2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
210 New Classroom Building

210 New Classroom Building
Register Here



Register Here
Study Strategies
  • Use a specific strategy to support reading textbooks
  • Use specific strategies to support conceptualization
  • Perform routines to enhance understanding when working practice problems from Chemistry, Math, and Physics
Friday, October 11
(2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)
210 New Classroom Building Register Here
Time Management
  • Develop a semester calendar incorporating important university and class deadlines
  • Develop a weekly calendar incorporating class meeting times, personal obligations, and appropriate study time
Friday, October 18
(2:15 PM -3:15 PM)
210 New Classroom Building Register Here