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Graduate Degree

To be admitted to a degree program, you must submit an application to the program through the Graduate School.

If you are already admitted and working toward a degree from Virginia Tech (either graduate or undergraduate), you must use the HokieSpa to register for all credit courses, eLearning or otherwise.

Graduate Non-Degree

  1. Application
  2. Commonwealth Campus -- Please provide a photocopy of your official undergraduate or graduate transcript or diploma. Non-Virginia Tech students must apply as a non-degree/commonwealth campus student in order to take courses.
  3. Non-Degree -- Please provide your official undergraduate or graduate transcript or diploma.

If you are not interested in obtaining a degree at this time but simply want to take several courses for credit, you can be admitted to Virginia Tech under non-degree status or Commonwealth Campus status.

Graduate Certificate

A qualified student who wishes to enter Virginia Tech to obtain a graduate certificate, without being enrolled in a degree program, may apply for graduate admission through Graduate Certificate status.

To be admitted to a certificate program, you must submit an application to the program through the Graduate School.

Graduate Admissions

For more information on the Virginia Tech Graduate School application process, please visit the Graduate School site.

For general questions on the Graduate Admissions process, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions About Graduate School Admissions site.


All admitted students must utilize HokieSpa, the student access gateway, to register for all (virtual or seat-based) credit courses. You must have a Virginia Tech PID (unique Personal Identifier) to register for classes. You should first consult with your graduate advisor (or graduate coordinator) about what classes to take in your first semester. You may register for classes during two windows of time: pre-registration and drop/add period. The dates for these registration periods are posted on the Office of the University Registrar site.

The Graduate Course Catalog is published and maintained by the Graduate School. For questions concerning the Graduate Course Catalog please contact the Graduate School directly.

For more information on the registration process, please visit the Office of the University Registrar site .

Approved SARA Institution

As a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) since January 2015, Virginia Tech affirms its commitment to ensure that courses and programs offered through the SARA initiative provide high-quality opportunities that can help students reach their goals. Learn more about student benefits on the NC-SARA site.

SREB's Electronic Campus

Virginia Tech welcomes students of the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus. For more information on specific Virginia Tech online or blended programs, please visit our degree or certificate pages. Access in-depth information on Virginia Tech processes and procedures on our resources page.

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