Admissions to Honors
Admission for high school seniors:
The freshmen application process for the 2013-2014 academic year is closed. We are no longer accepting freshmen Honors applications.
During the University Application process you will be asked if you want to apply to Honors. All students applying to Virginia Tech are given the opportunity to apply to University Honors..
Entering freshmen are encouraged to apply to University Honors if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.80 (as reported on their high school transcript) and a minimum SAT score of 1350 (critical reading and mathematics) or a minimum ACT composite score of 30. Students who do not meet these criteria but feel an exception should be made are able to apply. We expect that the other components of the application (Extracurricular, Honors, Awards, Publications, etc.) will off-set the lower quantitative scores.
For those students who were 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.
If you did not want or were not offered Honors housing (Hillcrest or Honors Residential College at East Ambler Johnston Hall), we strongly encourage you to consider living in another Living Learning Community (LLC). Visit http://www.housing.vt.edu/llc/apply/ for information on housing options other than Honors communities. LLC applications must be submitted by May 1 to receive priority consideration. For other LLC concerns, please contact Residential Life directly.
Currently enrolled Virginia Tech students may apply to University Honors at the end of the Spring 2013 semester, provided they have attained a 3.60 or better cumulative GPA. The application will be available on this website after the Spring 2013 semester.
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, and a personal statement must be mailed no later than the submission deadline. Students must have a 3.60 cumulative GPA or better to apply to University Honors.
The transfer application for students entering in Fall 2013 will be ready soon. Once we have finalized the application, students may download it from this site.
Transfer applications require the following components: (1) the application; (2) a current, official college transcript; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) a personal statement. Transfer applications do not require a letter of recommendation. If you are applying prior to the end of your last semester at your current institution, please send us an updated transcript once the semester ends; it is necessary for us to have accurate, current information concerning your academic process at your previous institution.
Please note: We currently have two different applications on our website: one for current VT students, and the other for transfer students who are starting Virginia Tech this summer or fall from another institution. Please ensure that you download the correct application.
Students currently at another college or university may apply to University Honors provided they have at least four (4) semesters remaining before they will graduate from Virginia Tech. The application, a Curriculum Vitae, and a personal statement must be mailed no later than the submission deadline. Students must have a 3.60 cumulative GPA or better at their current school to apply to University Honors.
Click here for the Transfer Application to University Honors.
For tips on success in the Honors Program and at Virginia Tech in general, read alumnus Cordell Faulk's account.