Admissions Policy and Deadlines

The admissions policy requires graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of the GED. The admissions committee considers applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale); however, most competitive applicants will present a GPA of 2.5 or better. Each applicant is evaluated within the context of the high school(s) attended; we recognize that GPAs are calculated in many different ways. The admissions committee’s review of grades is based upon the letter and/or numeric grades presented for each class, not the GPA. For the last two years, the average GPA for incoming students was 3.00. 

The Agricultural Technology Program operates on a rolling admission system and will accept applications from Sept. 1, 2018, to May 15, 2019, if there are spaces available. We strongly recommend applying by early spring to insure availability of space in the program.  

Academic Requirements for Admission

Applicants to the Agricultural Technology Program should complete the same coursework required of freshmen at Virginia Tech in order to be prepared for college-level work.

Before you can be considered for freshman admission, you must complete the following:

  • 18 units of high school coursework
  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of math (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II)
  • 2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry, or physics)
  • 2 units of social science (one must be history)
  • 3 additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended)
  • 4 elective units

Test Requirement

The SAT is recommended, but not required. Virginia Tech's CEEB code is 5859.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship opportunities are available for agricultural technology students. Support for scholarships comesfrom various Farm Bureau county organizations and committees, industry groups, and alumni. Check out our scholarship page for details! 

All students wishing to be considered for any scholarships are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students complete the FAFSA form at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

The priority filing deadline for Virginia Tech is March 1, 2019.  A number of scholarships are based on financial need, and only students with documented financial need will be considered for those scholarships. Even though some applicants believe they may not have a documented financial need, information from FASFA can also be used for some merit-based scholarships, so having a FASFA on file will increase opportunities for any scholarship and aid available in the college or university. 

Additionally, all students should complete the FAFSA in order to enable the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to provide the best possible financial counseling regarding college cost financing.

Virginia Tech’s Title IV Code, which is required on the FAFSA, is 0003754.

Tuition and Fees

Agricultural Technology students pay the same tuition and fees as other Virginia Tech undergraduate students.  Specific information on these fees is available on the University Bursar website.

Room and Board

All incoming first-year students at Virginia Tech are required to live on campus during their first year unless they are given express permission under the following guidelines:

  • Reside with their parents or close relatives who are established residents of the community;
  • Are married and live with their spouses;
  • Are military veterans of at least six months active duty; or
  • Are at least 21 years old.

Specific information on room and board options and fees is available on the University Bursar website. Students are housed with the general four-year student population.

Computer Requirements

All Virginia Tech students are required to have a laptop computer. The specifications for students entering in Fall 2019 will be posted on our website in May 2019.

Request an Application

We will accept applications for the 2019-20 school year beginning Sept. 1, 2018, until May 15, 2019, or until the program is full.

After Sept. 1, 2018, please apply by one of the following methods:

  • Click here to apply online.
  • Click here for a paper application. Print it, complete it, and mail it to the Agricultural Technology Program, 175 West Campus Drive, 1060 Litton-Reaves Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061. 

Email agtech@vt.edu if you have any questions.