Message for Incoming Students and Parents


Dr. Kimberly S. Smith

Assistant Provost, Academic Advising Initiatives
Director, University Studies

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News & Events

 A NEW way to schedule an appointment with your University Studies advisor

We are now using the SSC (Student Success Collaborative) for you to schedule appointments with your academic advisor. Using the scheduler will allow you to book, manage, and track your advising appointments. This new online scheduler will replace your previous appointment scheduler (i.e., Scholar). All future appointments should now be scheduled through SSC. Detailed instructions and screenshots for accessing the platform and scheduling appointments can be found HERE.

XT: Explore Technology

Read about our NEW program, XT: Explore Technology!

Change of Major Application

To continue to enhance advising and help students change a major, the university now will have three common change of major times every year, instead of varying deadlines by colleges and departments. In addition, the process will be online. When a change of major time opens up, students can request a new primary major through Hokie SPA. Each college will run its own process to determine if it can accept the student and will then notify the student of the decision.

This process applies to students who wish to change their primary major. Requests for adding secondary majors will still follow the current paper process.

Step-by-step instructions available here on how to apply for a new primary major.

Click here to view the full list of change of major dates for 2017 - 2018.


Spring 2018

 Change of Major Application Opens

December 18

 Deadline to Apply for Restricted Major

 January 7

Deadline for Notification (Restricted Major)

January 12

Classes Begin

January 16

Deadline to Apply for Non-Restricted Major

January 26

Deadline for Notification (Non-Restricted Major)

February 2

All Changes Processed in Banner

February 5


Force-Add Procedures for Spring 2018 can be found under Student Resources.

Academic Deadlines: more information about procedures for completing academic requirements for University Studies students only.

Information sessions for majors and programs.

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