2020-2021 Transfer Guide

Summer I 2020 - Spring 2021

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.

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General Education

Per State Policy on Transfer, students who attend a Virginia Community College or Richard Bland College, graduate with an associate degree based upon a baccalaureate-oriented sequence of courses, and are offered admission to Virginia Tech, will be granted junior level status upon processing of transcripts which have the associate degree annotated. Additionally, these students will have fulfilled the University General Education requirements. It may take longer than two years to complete the baccalaureate degree because of major prerequisites and other circumstances or requirements. General Education requirements for all other students must be satisfied through Pathways to General Education.

Students will fall under Pathways: General Education with either of the following conditions:

  • Freshmen1 who begin at Virginia Tech in the summer 2018 or subsequent.
  • Transfer2 students who begin at Virginia Tech summer 2020 or subsequent.
  • Students will fall under Curriculum for Liberal Education with either of the following conditions:

  • Freshmen1 who begin at Virginia Tech prior to summer 2018.
  • Transfer2 students who begin at Virginia Tech prior to summer 2020
  • 1 Freshmen are defined as students completing 11 credit hours or fewer after high school graduation.
    2 Transfers are defined as students completing 12 credit hours or more after high school graduation.

    Some academic programs may require you to select particular general education courses. It is recommended to meet with your advisor and to view course recommendations by major and checksheets (list of courses required to complete degrees) of your intended major at Virginia Tech. This will help you determine which general education courses you may choose, and which are prescribed by your selected College or major.