New Director for University Studies

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Dr. Zack Underwood joined University Studies in July 2018.

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News & Events

How to schedule an appointment with your University Studies/XT 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 2018 - 2019.

  Fall 2018 
Change of Major Application Opens  July 28
Deadline to Apply for Restricted Major
August 12
Deadline for Notification (Restricted Major) August 17 
Classes Begin August 20 
Deadline to Apply for Non-Restricted Major September 1 
Deadline for Notification (Non-Restricted Major) September 8 
All Changes Processed in Banner September 11 


Force-Add Procedures for Fall 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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