Welcoming Students

Are you thinking about transferring to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech? The Office of Academic Programs can answer any questions you may have as you prepare to transfer into CALS.

Upcoming events for transfer students

  • Priority Review (VCCS Students only): January 4, 2017 application deadline (notified on Feb. 3)
  • Instant Decision Day (VCCS Students only): February 3, 2017 application deadline (in-person decision on Feb. 10)
  • Transfer Application deadline: February 15, 2017
  • Transfers in the Know:  May 2 - More info to come!

Top 10 things to know about transferring to VT

  1. Plan ahead - Come visit us at the Office of Academic Programs.
  2. Know what credits actually transfer - Consult the University Registrar's Transfer Guide to see what courses are suggested and required for transferring to Virginia Tech.
  3. Keep in contact - Meet with your community college advisor/current college advisor often to ensure you're taking all the right courses.
  4. Check-out CALS majors, minors, and academic programs.
  5. Keep track of important deadlines - Office of Undergraduate Admissions Dates and Deadlines for Transfers.
  6. Attend the Transfer Orientation in June.
  7. Stay focused - Set academic goals and prepare.
  8. Get involved - Clubs and Organizations.
  9. Get advice from a current transfer student.
  10. Get excited about being a Hokie!

Transferring from VCCS or Richard Bland?

Students will be guaranteed admission into CALS after completion of the associate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0, a signed letter of intent, and the completion of specified curriculum to meet basic requirements in consultation with designated college advisors within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

Advice from a transfer student

Normand Adams

"I transferred form Southside Virginia Community College. During the process of transferring, I kept in contact with the CALS Office of Academic Programs and attended the events for future students on campus. This helped me prepare and reduced my nervousness. I felt like I was a part of this great university family before I ever stepped foot on campus for my first day of classes."

Normand Adams, Agribusiness / Environmental Horticulture


Director of Student Recruitment
1060 Litton Reaves Hall (0334)
175 West Campus Drive, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061