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Admission to Honors

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For high school seniors

 

HOW TO APPLY

Check the box to be considered for the Honors College on your VT Undergraduate Admissions application or the Common App. Please note that first-year students who meet the criteria for admission to the Honors College will receive a separate Honors College decision notification soon after their Virginia Tech admissions decision. Additionally, if invited, your decision to accept or not accept your Honors College invitation will not affect your Virginia Tech admissions decision.

REQUIREMENTS

The Honors College does not have minimum test scores. Instead, we look holistically at an applicant's experiences and consider the quality of engagement, self-awareness and reflection on involvement, and authenticity.

DEADLINES

Because the Honors College uses the Virginia Tech application for its admissions process, the Honors College does not have a separate application deadline.

 

Honors Laureate Diploma

Most Virginia Tech Honors College students work toward an Honors Laureate Diploma.

 

Honors Collaborative Innovation Diploma

Some prospective first-year students may be invited to interview for the Honors College Calhoun Discovery Program and work toward an Honors Collaborative Innovation Diploma.

 

For transfer students from other post-secondary schools
 

HOW TO APPLY

Check the box to be considered for the Honors College on your VT Undergraduate Admissions application or the Common App. Please note that transfer students who meet the criteria for admission to the Honors College will receive a separate Honors College decision notification soon after their Virginia Tech admissions decision. Additionally, if invited, your decision to accept or not accept your Honors College invitation will not affect your Virginia Tech admissions decision.

REQUIREMENTS

The Honors College does not have minimum test scores. Instead, we look holistically at an applicant's experiences and consider the quality of engagement, self-awareness and reflection on involvement, and authenticity.

DEADLINES

Because the Honors College uses the Virginia Tech application for its admissions process, the Honors College does not have a separate application deadline.

 

The Virginia Tech Honors College will recognize up to twelve honors credits for students transferring from a post-secondary institution to Virginia Tech. In order to count toward our Honors Laureate Diploma, these credits must appear on the transcript from the previous institution and be comparable to the Honors College’s ways to earn honors credit.


For currently enrolled VT students
 

HOW TO APPLY

We welcome applications from currently enrolled students with at least a 3.60 cumulative GPA and four or more traditional semesters remaining at Virginia Tech. The application process opens at the end of every fall and spring semester.

REQUIREMENTS

In addition to general academic information, we require essays and a resume. The essay prompts are provided on the application.

DEADLINES

The Fall 2021 application opens on May 15 and is due by 11:59 p.m. on July 15.

 

Contact us

MEET WITH A CURRENT HONORS STUDENT

Prospective Virginia Tech students and current non-honors students can register for a Q&A session by email at honors@vt.edu or call 540-231-4591.

OUR LOCATION

The Honors College offices are located in Hillcrest Hall (385 W. Campus Drive, Blacksburg VA 24061). The main administrative office is Office 116.

OTHER QUESTIONS? 

Email us at honors@vt.edu or call 540-231-4591.