University Honors

Admissions to Honors

Admission for high school seniors:

Important dates for prospective freshmen (please note: there are no separate early decision/regular decision University Honors application deadlines):

  • December 8 - Freshman University Honors priority application deadline for recruitment scholarship consideration. This deadline has been extended from the original deadline of December 1st due to prior technical difficulties with the Honors application.
  • January 23 - Final University Honors application deadline for incoming freshmen.

Freshmen students interested in University Honors will apply online. Once the Undergraduate Admissions Office receives and processes a freshman application, a Guest Account will be created for the student (within 24-72 hours after the completed undergraduate admissions application has been received by the Admissions Office - plan your application timing accordingly). The Guest Account hosts various information and applications for the student, including the University Honors application. The incoming freshman student will access the Guest Account to apply to University Honors. The University Honors office is not in charge of Guest Account access or maintenance.

Anyone applying to the university may apply to University Honors. There are no minimum scores that a student must meet in order to apply. For freshmen entering University Honors in the fall 2014 semester the average GPA was 4.24 (with a range of 3.51-5.00), the average (Math+Verbal) SAT was 1353 (with a range of 1020-1600), and the average ACT composite score was between a 30 and a 31 (with a range of 19 - 36). Our application looks holistically at an applicant's experiences and considers quality of engagement over sheer quantity, self-awareness and reflection of involvement, and authenticity.

For those students who are not accepted into University Honors, our application volume prohibits reconsideration or specific feedback concerning applications. Students who do not enter Virginia Tech in Honors will have an opportunity to apply to University Honors after they have established themselves at the university and met the internal GPA requirement.

We strongly encourage all students to consider applying for a living learning community (LLC). Honors hosts two communities, Hillcrest and Honors Residential College at East Ambler Johnston Hall. Many Honors students also participate in other LLCs across campus. Visit http://www.housing.vt.edu/llc/ for information on housing options.

Admission for students transferring from other post-secondary schools:

Important dates:

  • Jan. 1 - Transfer University Honors priority application deadline for recruitment scholarship consideration.
  • February 23 - Final University Honors application deadline for incoming transfer students

Transfer students interested in University Honors will apply online. Once the Undergraduate Admissions Office receives and processes a transfer application, a Guest Account will be created for the student. The Guest Account hosts various information and applications for the student, including the University Honors application. The transfer student will access the Guest Account to apply to University Honors. The University Honors office is not in charge of Guest Account access or maintenance.

Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.60 or better at their previous institution.

Admission for currently enrolled VT students:

Currently enrolled Virginia Tech students may apply to University Honors at the end of the Spring semester, provided they have attained a 3.60 or better cumulative GPA.

Students currently at Virginia Tech are invited to apply to University Honors at the end of each academic year provided they have at least four (4) semesters remaining before they graduate. The application, a Curriculum Vitae, a personal statement, and an unofficial transcript must be mailed no later than the submission deadline. Students must have a 3.60 cumulative GPA or better to apply to University Honors.

 

Scholarship Information

Screenshot of Application for Viewing Purposes*

*The above application is for viewing purposes only. The official application will be available on the applicant's guest account following submission and processing of the Virginia Tech application.

Recruitment Scholarship Essay Prompts for Viewing Purposes

Recording of November 19th Honors Webinar

Advice From an Alumnus

For tips on success in the Honors Program and at Virginia Tech in general, read alumnus Cordell Faulk's account.