University Honors

Admissions to Honors

Admission for high school seniors:

Please note that the freshmen application process for 2014-2015 is now CLOSED. We are not accepting additional applications.

Applicants will be notified of our decision no later than April 1, 2014.

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/ 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.

Admission for currently enrolled VT students:

Currently enrolled Virginia Tech students may apply to University Honors at the end of the Spring 2014 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, 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.

Admission for students transferring from other post-secondary schools:

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.

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.

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Advice From an Alumnus

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