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Current University Studies and Explore Technology students see the message below regarding online advising

Explore Technology and University Studies, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Virginia Tech

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Authorization to Take Courses form

This form is for students taking courses at another institution during the summer. Please fill out this form prior to registering for a summer course elsewhere.

Living Learning Community 

Join the newest Learning Commmunity at Virginia Tech and live with fellow University Studies Students.

Major Mentors 

Hoping to enter Pamplin College of Business or the College of Engineering? Email an upperclassmen in one of these majors with your questions.

Pathways Planner

This online tool assist students with educational planning from their first semester to graduation.

Change of Major Application

Important Dates FALL 2020      Spring 2021
Change of Major Application Opens  August 3     December 14
Deadline to Apply for Restricted Major
August 16      January 3
Deadline for Notification(Restricted Major) August 20     January 7
Classes Begin August 24      January 19
Deadline to Apply for Non-Restricted Major August 30      January 24 
Deadline for Notification(Non-Restricted Major) September 3 January 28 
All Changes Processed in Banner September 7   February 1


To enhance advising and help students change a major, the university has three common change of major times every year.  In addition, the process is online. Once you submit a HokieSpa request, students will be notified regarding the status. Each college will run its own process to determine if it can accept the student and will then notify the student of the decision.

Some colleges and majors require students to attend an information session or contact an individual. Read Major Information Sessions to see requirements for individual majors. 

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

See instructions on how to apply for a new primary major.

Student Spotlight

The journey for current Virginia Tech students to their perfect major(s).

Student Spotlight, University Studies, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Virginia Tech


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