Admissions

Whether you are looking to expand your understanding of international relations, explore the career possibilities in the design disciplines, or build your future in construction, the College of Architecture and Urban studies offers Undergraduate Degrees and Graduate Degrees that fit the bill.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies is home to 12 majors that we invite you to explore. Everything related to undergraduate admissions is handled through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. On their site, you can find information on requirements, deadlines, and the application process.

Prospective Transfer Students

According to the university, you are considered to be a transfer applicant if you have attempted 12 or more credit hours at another college or university any time following graduation from high school. The Transfer Guide from the University Registrar provides helpful information such as transferable courses and transfer requirements.

Prospective Graduate Students

The college offers 12 masters and doctoral degrees through our locations in Blacksburg, Alexandria, and Richmond, Virginia. Applications for all graduate degree programs are handled through the Graduate School.

Prospective International Students

Virginia Tech has a vibrant multicultural graduate community at its Blacksburg and National Capital Region campuses, where students and faculty from diverse backgrounds collaborate to advance research and scholarship. Tech welcomes international applicants and offers a range of services to support international students throughout their courses of study.

Information on admissions and additional requirements for undergraduate international students is available on the Undergraduate Admissions site and information for prospective graduate students is available through the Graduate School.

Cranwell International Center also offers many resources for graduate students.

Important Admissions Dates

For freshmen:

Nov. 1 – Early Decision (Binding)
Dec. 15 – Early Decision Applicant Notification
Jan. 15 – Early Decision Responses Due to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Dec. 1 – Fall (Freshmen) Application Deadline
April 1 – Freshmen Applicant Notification
May 1 – Regular Decision responses due to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

For transfer students:

Applying for Fall/Summer:
Feb. 15 – Deadline to apply for Fall/Summer
May 1 – Notification of Admission Decision for Fall/Summer
June 1 – Response Due for Offer of Admission for Fall/Summer
Oct. 1 – Deadline to apply for Spring (on a space available basis only)
Nov. 15 — Notification of Admission Decision for Spring
Dec. 15 – Response Due for Offer of Admission for Spring

For graduate students:

Admissions deadlines can vary by program, so you should contact your proposed academic department for specific application deadlines; however, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. Mid-December is the preferred date to process fall applications.