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.
Advisors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
• Agricultural Technology
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)
106 Engel Hall (0308)
• Dairy Science
2440 Litton-Reaves Hall (0315)
Fax: (540) 231-5014
• Exploring Life Sciences
• Food Science and Technology
25D FST Building (0418)
Fax: (540) 231-9293
• Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
338 Wallace Hall (0430)
Fax: (540) 231-3916
• School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Crop and Soil Sciences, Horticulture, and Environmental Sciences
240 Smyth Hall (0404)
IMPORTANT: Financial Aid Deadlines
Please note that there is one important financial aid deadline that falls BEFORE the Transfer Application for Admission deadline of February 15th:
- Scholarship application deadline is January 22.
- FAFSA priority filing deadline (for Virginia Tech) is March 1.
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 January 22. 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 January 22.
If you miss the scholarship deadline of January 22, still aim to complete your FAFSA by March 1st, 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.