Skip Menu

Return to Skip Menu

Main Content

Prospective Students

Welcome to the student advising page for prospective students of the College of Science.  We appreciate your interest in the College and will certainly make every effort to make sure your experience here at Tech is a great one.  Below is a wealth of information that may be of interest to you as a prospective student, including orientation information, transfer credit, and departmental information.  If there is something in particular that you are looking for and can't find it, feel free to contact our department directly via the information provided on the right-hand side of the page.  

We offer information sessions on most weekdays throughout the semester.  These sessions are designed to give parents and students a brief overview of the college and the departments.  

Monday & Friday Information Sessions 


Location:  North End Center, Suite 4300

Time:  2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Information Sessions

Location:  Kelly Hall, Room 221 or 421 (you will receive a confirmation email with this information prior to your visit)

Time:  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 


To register please click on the link below:

Information Session Registration



International Baccalaureate Credit

Credit is awarded based on earning a certificate or a diploma.

IB Diploma
  • A maximum of 38 hours may be awarded.
  • Credit is awarded for Higher Level (HL) courses based on minimum scores shown in the HL Credit Table.
  • Credit is awarded for only one Subsidiary Level (SL) course based on a minimum score of 6.  
  • Additional Credits can be received for 
    • Theory of Knowledge with a grade of "C" or higher 
    • Extended Essay with a grade of C or higher. 
IB Certificate
  •  A maximum of 30 hours may be awarded.
  • Credit is awarded for Higher Level (HL) courses based on minimum scores shown in the HL Credit Table.
  • No credit is awarded for Subsidiary Level (SL) courses. 
  • No Credits can be received for 
    • Theory of Knowledge 
    • Extended Essay

Undergraduate Resources

  • Academic Support Services
  • Career Services
  • Dean of Student's Office
  • Study Abroad

Information for Parents

We hope that you were able to make it to the College of Science parents’ orientation session “VT 101.” This web page is meant as a follow up to some of the things that we talked about, including calendar information, web pages, etc. The information on these pages is provided as a tool to answer your general questions and to guide you in discussions with your student. It is not intended to include all academic policies and procedures.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Please e-mail

Undergraduate Office of the Dean

College of Science (0405)
Suite 4300, North End Center
Virginia Tech
300 Turner Street NW

540-231-3380 (fax)

Office Location

    North End Center

Latitude: 37.2335 Longitude: -80.4205

Academic Advisors


Follow the link above for a list of the advisors for academic programs in the College of Science, as well as their respective contact information.  If you are a prospective student, please visit the Prospective Student page for information concerning student advising.

Social Media for VT Science Students


VT Science Students Facebook



Twitter (@VTSciStudents)