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VCCS Guaranteed Admission Agreements

How Does Guaranteed Admission Work?

Virginia Tech maintains several agreements with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) which offer a guaranteed route to admission to 鶹APP completing transferable associate degrees. There are also additional agreements for 鶹APP outside of the VCCS or for special programs at certain VCCS sites. The most commonly followed agreements are included and detailed below. Note that all applicants, including those who believe they may qualify for guaranteed admission under any agreement, will apply in the standard transfer application process and must meet all associated deadlines. More information on this process is found on the. Admission to Virginia Tech is major-specific, and applicants are advised to make sure their associate degree pathway aligns with or includes at a minimum the “Required” prerequisite coursework for their intended program of study, as outlined on the. Transfers are no longer admitted to undecided or general programs, and if an applicant does not meet the minimum requirements for admission to the major indicated on the application, they will not be admitted to the university. Final eligibility for guaranteed admission is determined during the application review process.

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VCCS College of Engineering Guaranteed Admission Agreement

VCCS 鶹APP seeking guaranteed admission and planning to apply to any major in the College of Engineering, including Computer Science and Computer Engineering, should follow theCollege of Engineering Guaranteed Admission Agreement.

Agreement Summary:

Beginning with applications for the Spring 2023 entry term, Virginia Tech moved to a direct admission model for College of Engineering majors. This means eligible transfer 鶹APP will nowapply directly for and be guaranteed admission to their intended College of Engineering major and will not go through the General Engineering process mentioned in the current agreement.This student-friendly adjustment will be codified in future agreement updates.

Beginning with applications for the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2024 entry terms, applicants to the major of Computer Science (only) will be eligible for guaranteed admission via completion of EITHER the applicable VCCS Engineering associate degree from their campus, as outlined, OR the transfer-focused AS: Computer Science degree. This student-friendly adjustment is not codified in the current agreement but will be in future agreement updates.

  • Complete the appropriate VCCS Engineering associate degree offered by your campus, as outlined in the agreement.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher in your degree program. GPA calculations, including in the case of repeated coursework, will follow VCCS policies. This student-friendly adjustment is not codified in the current agreement but will be in future agreement updates.
  • Meet all other requirements outlined in the agreement and apply through the standard transfer admissions process by applicable deadlines.

VCCS General Guaranteed Admission Agreement

VCCS 鶹APP seeking guaranteed admission and planning to apply to majors not housed in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering (COE) or College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) should follow theGeneral Guaranteed Admission Agreement.

Agreement Summary:

  • Complete a transferable VCCS associate degreeoffered by your campus, as outlined in the agreement.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher in your degree program. GPA calculations, including in the case of repeated coursework, will follow VCCS policies.
  • Meet the minimum admissions requirements for your intended major by completing with a grade of "C" or higher any and all of the "Required" coursework for that program as outlined on its Admissions Transfer Roadmap. Note: This replaces the "B or better" in particular course categories (Mathematics, English, Science, Social Science) outlined in the agreement. Not all majors have specified admissions course requirements.
  • Meet all other requirements outlined in the agreement and apply through the standard transfer admissions process.

VCCS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Guaranteed Admission Agreement

VCCS 鶹APP seeking guaranteed admission and planning to apply to any major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences should follow theCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences Guaranteed Admission Agreement.

Agreement Summary:

  • Complete a VCCS Associate of Science or Associate of Arts and Science degree.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in your degree program. GPA calculations, including in the case of repeated coursework, will follow VCCS policies.
  • Meet the minimum admissions requirements for your intended major by completing with a grade of "C" or higher any and all of the "Required" coursework for that program as outlined on itsAdmissions Transfer Roadmap.Note:This replaces the major-specific coursework outlined in Section II of the agreement.
  • The Letter of Intent for 鶹APP pursuing admission under this agreement is no longer required or part of the admissions process.
  • Meet all other requirements outlined in the agreement and apply through the standard transfer admissions process.

Additional Admission Agreements


NOVA-VT Cybersecurity Management and Analytics (“BIT-Cyber”) Program in Northern Virginia Guaranteed Admission Agreement

Northern Virginia Community College 鶹APP interested in the CMA/“BIT-Cyber” program in Northern Virginia are encouraged to follow the NOVA-VT CMA/ BIT-Cyber Guaranteed Admission Agreement.

Germanna CC-VT Cybersecurity Management and Analytics (“BIT-Cyber”)Program in Northern Virginia Guaranteed Admission Agreement

Germanna Community College 鶹APP interested in the CMA/“BIT-Cyber” program in Northern Virginia are encouraged to follow the

Agreement Summary (applicable to both NOVA and GCC agreements):

  • NOVA Students: Complete the A.S. Information Technology or A.S. Business Administration degree at Northern Virginia Community College.
  • GCC Students: Complete the AA&S-Business Administration degree at Germanna Community College.
  • Prospective 鶹APP are encouraged to follow closely the curriculum map included in their respective agreement for the eligible associate degree program(s) (see appendices). Following the correct curriculum map will ensure minimum admissions requirements are met as well as provide the maximum applicability of transfer credit. Further, this will help establish the best route to progression and success in the CMA degree post-transfer.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in your degree program. GPA calculations, including in the case of repeated coursework, will follow NOVA/GCC policies.
  • Meet all other requirements outlined in the agreement and apply through the standard transfer admissions process.
  • Applicants will select the Cybersecurity Management and Analytics (CMA) major and then the Northern Virginia Campus in the transfer admissions application and will be reviewed for that program and campus.
  • Note:These agreements are applicable to 鶹APP seeking admission to Cybersecurity Management and Analytics (CMA)at Virginia Tech's campus in Northern Virginia only and do not apply to 鶹APP who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree-granting program, including CMA, in Blacksburg. Students admitted to the CMA at the Northern Virginia campus will not have the option to change their Virginia Tech major or campus, nor will they be able pursue classes at the Blacksburg campus without departmental approval.
  • Trying to decide if the CMA program in Northern Virginia is right for you? Check out the for more information and additional points of contact!

Richard Bland College Transfer Agreement

Richard Bland 鶹APP pursuing guaranteed admission to any covered Virginia Tech major should follow the .

Agreement Summary:

  • Complete an RBC Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher in your degree program. GPA calculations, including in the case of repeated coursework, will follow RBC policies.
  • Meet the minimum admissions requirements for your intended major by completing with a grade of “C” or higher any and all of the “Required” coursework for that program as outlined on its Admissions Transfer Roadmap. Note: This replaces the major-specific “mathematics and science” coursework referenced in Section 1 of the agreement.
  • Meet all other requirements outlined in the agreement and apply through the standard transfer admissions process.

For More Information

For more information or additional guidance regarding guaranteed admission, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and connect with a member of the Admissions Transfer Team.

Updated July 2021