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Summer Virtual Academic Advising & Course Registration

Welcome to the College of Science!

Virtual Academic Advising and Course Registration will begin June 12, 2024.

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Days to Virtual Academic Advising & Course Registration

Summer 2024 College of Science Virtual Academic Advising & Course Registration Timeline

May 1 - June 12: Complete the College of Science checklist items below.

May 20:  First-Year students will receive an email from their academic department informing you how to schedule an academic advising  appointment.
Tools Needed: Computer and Zoom downloaded on your computer, please click the link to download Zoom well in advance of your scheduled academic advising appointment.

June 6: Transfer students will receive an email from your academic department informing you how to schedule an academic advising  appointment.
Tools Needed:
Computer and Zoom downloaded on your computer, please click the link to download Zoom well in advance of your scheduled academic advising appointment.

June 7: First-Year and transfer students will receive access to the College of Science Summer 2024 Virtual Academic Advising & Course Registration Canvas page with instructions on how to use HokieScheduler (Virginia Tech’s course registration system).

June 12 - July 31: Attend a mandatory virtual academic advising appointment for your major, dates may vary by major (this can be done after you begin registering for courses).

June 12: Register for Fall 2024 courses (this will be an ongoing process through the summer and can begin prior to meeting with an academic advisor).
**Note: Some recommended courses may be preloaded in your Hokie Scheduler and we recommend you accept these suggestions until you meet with your academic advisor. We understand you may have college credits and adjustments can be made to your schedule during and after your academic advising appointment.

July 31: If you did not make an academic advising appointment by this date, a hold will be placed on your account preventing you from making any changes to your schedule or registering for classes until you meet with an academic advisor.

August 26: Fall 2024 classes begin!

August 30: Last day to add classes to your fall 2024 schedule.

Start Here

You must complete step 1 Prior to steps 2-4

Each linked step takes you directly to the section you need to complete.

Step 1: Begin with Technology

1. CREATE YOUR VIRGINIA TECH USER ID: This will be your Virginia Tech username and email address.
(Allow 24 hours before completing the remainder of this checklist)

2. ENROLL in the 2-Factor Authentication with Duo.

3. DOWNLOAD the DUO Mobile App on your personal smartphone and enroll your device.

4. ACCESS, READ, USE your VT Google Apps Email daily.
Your VT Email is how the college and your academic advisor will communicate with you.

5. ADD your VT email to your personal smartphone that you will be using.

6. SIGN UP to receive VT Alerts for your phone.

7. DOWNLOAD Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on your computer for FREE You will need this software when completing the College of Science Expected Courses/Credits Worksheet in Step 3 and other forms at the university.

Step 2: COMPLETE THE VT ALEKS PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT

All College of Science majors except for Psychology majors

*Psychology majors skip to step 3

The VT ALEKS placement assessment is used to determine eligibility to enroll in MATH 1225 (Calculus of a Single Variable) and CHEM 1035 (General Chemistry). It is designed to determine what you know and what you need to work on; you do NOT need to review/study for the assessment. At the end of the assessment, you will have a much better sense of your strengths and weaknesses and have a chance to brush up on topics that may have been forgotten or haven't been practiced for some time. You will have three attempts to attain the score needed.

Take the placement assessment as soon as possible, one assessment is used to qualify students for eligibility in these courses. Access to ALEKS is available now and is offered free of charge for Virginia Tech students. All College of Science majors (except psychology majors) should complete the ALEKS assessment, regardless of anticipated AP, IB, CLEP, Cambridge, or other transfer credits.

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REMOTE TESTING

OPEN NOW! Wednesday,
July 31, 2024

Remote Testing Closes at 11:59pm ET on Wednesday, July 31, 2024*

IN-PERSON TESTING
AT VIRGINIA TECH

*No later than
August 26, 2024
Wednesday,
August 28, 2024

* Assessment must be started no later than 11:59pm ET on 7/31/24. Student will have 3 hours to complete the assessment.

Step 3: TRANSCRIPT & EXPECTED CREDITS

1. Send all official high school, college, and university transcripts
All transcripts should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions through electronic transfer (i.e., Parchment) or through mail to the below address.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Virginia Tech
925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Transfer students need to send their high school transcript if they completed 2 years of a single foreign language in high school.

 

2. SUBMIT your expected credit scores to Virginia Tech.

Expected Credits How to Submit to Virginia Tech

Advanced Placement (AP)

Scores must be sent to Virginia Tech from CollegeBoard by entering Virginia Tech's School Code #5859. They will submit them electronically.

Transfer students must also submit AP scores from CollegeBoard as your prior institution(s) transcript will not include those scores.



College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Scores must be sent to Virginia Tech from CollegeBoard by entering Virginia Tech's School Code #5859. They will submit them electronically.

Dual Enrollment (DE) /Transfer

Official transcripts for dual enrollment courses or courses taken at other universities must be submitted to Virginia Tech. Your high school does not send dual enrollment credits and you MUST request an official transcript from the university the courses were taken.

You can request the official transcripts from most university websites and have them sent electronically to Virginia Tech and have them emailed to admissions@vt.edu.

If you are unable to submit the official transcript in an electronic format, please have the official transcript mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Virginia Tech
925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Scores must be sent from www.ibo.org by entering Virginia Tech's School Code #5859. They will submit them electronically.

Cambridge International Exams

Scores must be sent from Cambridge Assessment International Education or other designated testing agency to Virginia Tech's Office of the University Registrar.

If you are unable to submit the official scores in an electronic format, please have the official scores mailed to:
Virginia Tech Registrar
Student Services Bldg, Suite 250,
800 Washington Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

 

3. LOOKUP how your expected courses and credits may transfer to Virginia Tech and indicate the Virginia Tech Equivalent on the College of Science Expected Courses/Credits Worksheet.

*If you are not expecting any expected credits, please still fill in your information on the worksheet and upload it to the College of Science Document Submission Portal below.

 

4. UPLOAD your completed College of Science Expected Courses & Credits Worksheet along with your unofficial transcript(s) to the College of Science Pre-Advising Intage Form Portal.

 

5. VERIFY Your processed scores and transcripts

You can verify when Virginia Tech has processed your college transcripts/score reports on Hokie Spa. Log into Hokie Spa > click Grades Menu > click Transfer and Other Additional Credits.

Step 4: college of science action items

 

1. PREPARE for Class Registration through your Hokie Scheduler in Hokie Spa

  1. Click Hokie Spa
  2. Click Hokie Scheduler
  3. Select the Fall 2024 term and click Save and Continue
  4. Select the Blacksburg campus and click Save and Continue
  5. Complete any Action Items it requests such as updating: Emergency Contact Address, Emergency Contact Confirmed, FERPA Release, VT Alerts, Self-Disclosure of Arrest/Conviction, and Student Financial Responsibility

 

2. EXPLORE courses required for your major to get an idea of what you may already have credit for and classes you would need to complete in the future.

The official requirements will be available in mid-July. Until then, below are unofficial program requirements to help students prepare for course registration during virtual academic advising & course registration. Once the 2024-2025 Course Catalog is official, the program requirements can be viewed by visiting catalog.vt.edu > click Programs > checkmark Undergraduate in the Academic Level/Program Type box > search for your major.

Department/Unit Unofficial 2024-2025 Program Requirements by Major/Option
Academy of Data Science BS, Computatational Modeling & Data Analytics
BS, Computatational Modeling & Data Analytics (Biological Sciences)
BS, Computatational Modeling & Data Analytics (Cryptography & Cybersecurity)
BS, Computatational Modeling & Data Analytics (Economics)
BS, Computatational Modeling & Data Analytics (Geosciences)
BS, Computatational Modeling & Data Analytics (Physics)
Academy of Integrated Science BS, Nanomedicine
BS, Nanoscience
BS, Systems Biology
Biological Sciences BS, Biological Sciences
BS, Biological Sciences (Biology Education)
BS, Biological Sciences (Biomedical)
BS, Biological Sciences (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior)
BS, Microbiology (No Option)
BS, Microbiology (Biomedical)
Chemistry BA, Chemistry
BS, Chemistry
BS, Medicinal Chemistry
BS, Polymer Chemistry
Economics BA, Economics
BA, Economics (Business)
BA, Economics (Managerial Economics & Data Science)
BA, Economics (Policy & Regulation)
Geosciences BS, Geosciences (Earth Science Education)
BS, Geosciences (Environmental & Engineering Geoscience)
BS, Geosciences (Geobiology & Paleobiology)
BS, Geosciences (Geochemistry)
BS, Geosciences (Geology)
BS, Geosciences (Geophysics)
Mathematics BS, Mathematics
BS, Mathematics (Applied Computational Mathematics)
BS, Mathematics (Applied Discrete Mathematics)
BS, Mathematics (Mathematics Education)
Physics BA, Physics (No Option)
BA, Physics (Physics Education)
BA, Physics (Pre-Health)
BA, Physics (Pre-Law)
BS, Physics
Psychology BS, Psychology
School of Neuroscience BS, Clinical Neuroscience
BS, Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience
BS, Computational & Systems Neuroscience
BS, Experimental Neuroscience
Statistics BS, Statistics (Statistical Data Science)
BS, Statistics (Statistical Methods & Theory)

 

3. SCHEDULE YOUR VIRTUAL ACADEMIC ADVISING & COURSE REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT with your academic advisor.

 

4. VISIT the website of the department your major is in to complete their required steps and to prepare for your academic advising appointment. (If your department is not hyperlinked at this time, please check back later)

Department/Unit Major
Academy of Data Science Computational Modeling & Data Analytics

Academy of Integrated Science

Nanomedicine
Nanoscience
Systems Biology

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences
Microbiology

Chemistry

Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry

Economics

Economics

Geosciences

Geosciences

Mathematics

Mathematics

Physics

Physics

Psychology

Psychology

School of Neuroscience

Clinical Neuroscience
Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience
Computational & Systems Neuroscience
Experimental Neuroscience

Statistics

Statistics

 

5. ATTEND THE VIRTUAL ACADEMIC ADVISING & COURSE REGISTRATION appointment via Zoom on a charged computer. DO NOT use a phone as you will be sharing your screen during your academic advising and course registration appointment.

We encourage students to attend this academic advising appointment individually without others or members of your support team so our academic advisors and students can connect with each other. There will be sessions specifically for families/partners/support teams of students from the Office of New Students & Family Programs.

Need help?

Find advising contacts by department and major.

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