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Academics & Admissions


A strong focus on academics and excellence in education are a top priority in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. After all, that’s what you are looking for from Virginia Tech, right?

Whether you are looking to expand your understanding of international relations, explore the career possibilities in the design disciplines, or build your future in construction, the College of Architecture and Urban studies offers Undergraduate Degrees and Graduate Degrees that fit the bill.

Throughout the curriculum, students in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies find opportunities for interdisciplinary study, collaborative experiences, student research, hands-on activities, and the chance to explore and grow as you learn. This college experience is yours, so make the most of it. Work closely with your advisor to stay on track, explore new worlds through study abroad opportunities or even experiences a little closer to home. Find opportunities to get involved — whether it is a club, a sport, or a chance to volunteer.

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs maintains The Undergraduate Education Portal, where you can find valuable tools to help guide your college career like an academic guide, information on First Year Experiences, study abroad, University Honors and Living-learning communities, and much more.


Prospective Undergraduate Students

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies is home to 11 majors that we invite you to explore. Everything related to undergraduate admissions is handled through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. On their site, you can find information on requirements, deadlines, and the application process.

Prospective Transfer Students

According to the university, you are considered to be a transfer applicant if you have attempted 12 or more credit hours at another college or university any time following graduation from high school. The Transfer Guide from the University Registrar provides helpful information such as transferable courses and transfer requirements.

Prospective Graduate Students

The college offers 12 masters and doctoral degrees through our locations in Blacksburg, Alexandria, and Richmond, Virginia. Applications for all graduate degree programs are handled through the Graduate School.

Prospective International Students

Virginia Tech has a vibrant multicultural graduate community at its Blacksburg and National Capital Region campuses, where students and faculty from diverse backgrounds collaborate to advance research and scholarship. Tech welcomes international applicants and offers a range of services to support international students throughout their courses of study.

Information on admissions and additional requirements for undergraduate international students is available on the Undergraduate Admissions site and information for prospective graduate students is available through the Graduate School.

Cranwell International Center also offers many resources for graduate students.

Important Admissions Dates

For freshmen:

Nov. 1 – Early Decision (Binding)
Dec. 15 – Early Decision Applicant Notification
Jan. 15 – Early Decision Responses Due to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Dec. 1 – Fall (Freshmen) Application Deadline
April 1 – Freshmen Applicant Notification
May 1 – Regular Decision responses due to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

For transfer students:

Applying for Fall/Summer:
Feb. 15 – Deadline to apply for Fall/Summer
May 1 – Notification of Admission Decision for Fall/Summer
June 1 – Response Due for Offer of Admission for Fall/Summer
Oct. 1 – Deadline to apply for Spring (on a space available basis only)
Nov. 15 — Notification of Admission Decision for Spring
Dec. 15 – Response Due for Offer of Admission for Spring

For graduate students:

Admissions deadlines can vary by program, so you should contact your proposed academic department for specific application deadlines; however, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. Mid-December is the preferred date to process fall applications.