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Now located in Suite 419 in Newman Library.
Current University Studies students see the message below regarding online advising.

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

Fall 2021 Force Add Procedures

This form list departments rules for force adding a class.

Living Learning Community 

Join the largest undecided 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.

Hokie GPS

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

Change of Major Application

Important Dates       Fall 2021
Change of Major Application Opens     August 2
Deadline to Apply for Restricted Major
   August 13
Deadline for Notification(Restricted Major)    August 19
Classes Begin    August  23
Deadline to Apply for Non-Restricted Major    August 27 
Deadline for Notification (Non-Restricted Major)    September 2  
All Changes Processed in Banner    September 7 


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.

Contact Us

Open 8:30am to 5pm (closed 12-12:30 for lunch)
Monday through Friday

Newman Library, Suite 419
560 Drillfield Drive
Phone: 540-231-8440
Fax: 540-231-9799