In order to put together a solid plan to finish a degree, advising is critical. Advisors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are among the best resources on campus. In fact, they consistently win awards for the quality of advising they provide. Virginia Tech is a big university, but advisers make it seem like a small town where everyone knows everyone else.
Student advising is handled within the student's major department. Departmental advisers are listed below. Future students who know which department they are interested in should contact that department's adviser directly.
Program Directors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
1060 Litton-Reaves Hall
Agricultural, Leadership and Community Education
2270 Litton-Reaves Hall (0343)
Agricultural and Applied Economics
309 Hutcheson Hall (0401)
Animal and Poultry Sciences
3410 Litton-Reaves Hall (0306)
133 Engel Hall (0308)
Crop and Soil Sciences
335 Smyth Hall (0404)
2440 Litton-Reaves Hall (0315)
Fax: (540) 231-5014
236 Smyth Hall (0404)
Fax: (540) 231-3431
Food Science and Technology
25D FST Building (0418)
Fax: (540) 231-9293
401-A Saunders Hall (0327)
Fax: (540) 231-3083
Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
325 Wallace Annex (0430)
Fax: (540) 231-3916
Exploring Life Sciences
IMPORTANT: Financial Aid Deadlines
Please note that there are two important financial aid deadlines that fall BEFORE the Transfer Application for Admission deadline of February 15th:
- Scholarship application deadline is DECEMBER 7.
- FAFSA priority filing deadline is JANUARY 15.
To ensure that you are competitive for the maximum number of scholarships, grants, federal loans, and work-study funding, we recommend that you submit all three applications (Transfer Admissions Application, Scholarship Application, and FAFSA) by December 7th. You need to submit your application for admission BEFORE you can apply for financial aid. Supporting documentation for your application for admission (transcripts, etc.) can still be submitted after December 7.
If you miss the scholarship deadline of December 7, still aim to complete your FAFSA by January 15, as that will still make you eligible for grants, federal loans, and work-study funding.
Please know that transfer students who apply for admission after these financial aid deadlines will still be fully competitive for admission, but you may not be eligible for financial aid.