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Forms for Advising 

These are forms for advising including, but not limited to Withdrawal (W) Policy Forms, Academic Appeals, & Authorization to Take Courses at other Institution forms. 

Pathways to General Education Information

Learn more about Virginia Tech's General Education curriculum. University Studies students typically take a majority of courses each semester in Pathways.

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 assists students with educational planning from their first semester to graduation.

Change of Major dates

  The Office of the Registrar provides dates about Change of Major to help students prepare for their next steps.

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.

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