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Information for Summer Transfers

Welcome to Virginia Tech and the Hokie Transfer Community!

We understand this is a unique time to enter a new institution. We have created this page to provide you with resources to help ease your transition to Virginia Tech.

See the Academic Success in a Virtual World webpage for help contacting VT offices and utilizing campus resources during this period of virtual learning and reduced operations, and to stay up to date on all Virginia Tech policies and updates surrounding COVID-19.

Summer Classes Frequently Asked Questions


Signing Up for Summer Classes

Summer Timeline


  1. Offer of admissions April 15, 2021 from Undergraduate Admissions
  2. Accept offer and pay matriculation fee by May 15, 2021
  3. Create VT username and VT email address - be sure to check this email on a daily basis!
  4. Enroll in the 2-Factor Authentication with Duo and download the DUO Mobile App on your (not your parents!) personal smartphone
  5. Complete required items for new students:
    Immunizations
    Computer requirements
    Online programs - you will receive an email at your VT email account from Everfi with links to access these online programs
    Update your SRAR with your spring grades by June 15, 2021 and send to VT official transcripts as soon as spring grades are posted. If you are taking summer courses send another set of official transcripts as soon as summer grades are posted.
  6. Register for summer classes (summer class registration information by college below)
    S1 (first 6 week summer session): last day to add classes is - May 26, 2021; Classes begin May 24
    S2 (second 6 week summer session): last day to add classes - July 9, 2021; Classes begin July 7
    S3 (12 week summer session): last day to add classes - May 27, 2021; Classes begin May 24
  7. Pay summer tuition 
  8. Purchase textbooks

Summer Class Registration by College


Brand new summer transfer students intending to major in Agricultural Leadership and Community Education, Dairy Science, or the School of Plant and Environmental Science will have a hold on their account. Your new academic advisor can remove the hold after you have connected with them to discuss summer courses. If you are unsure who your academic advisor is, please email the Director of Advising, Ms. Jennifer Carr, for assistance. Students intending to major in Human, Nutrition, Food and Exercise (HNFE) or Biochemistry (BCHM) will not have a hold on their account and may proceed with registering for summer classes.

Brand new summer transfer students majoring in the College of Architecture & Urban Studies will be enrolled in required summer classes by their department. If you have questions or need assistance please email the Director of Advising, Mr. Rob Jacks, for assistance.

Brand new summer transfer students will have a hold on your account. Your new academic advisor can remove the hold after you have connected with them to discuss summer courses. If you are unsure who your academic advisor is, please email the Director of Advising, Dr. Karen Watson, for assistance.

Our advising team registers you ahead of time for your summer courses. You can make changes after you meet with your academic advisor. Not sure who is your academic advisor? You will receive an email from your assigned advisor in early June introducing themselves and with instructions on how to connect with them to receive academic advising. If you have questions or are not sure who your academic advisor is, you can email cnre_students@vt.edu.

Please complete the pre-orientation form to indicate to us if you want to enroll in summer classes at Virginia Tech. If you selected yes, we will reach out to you to discuss summer courses and assist you with summer registration. If you have questions or need assistance with the pre-orientation form, please email the Director of Advising, Dr. Marlena Lester, for assistance.

Brand new summer transfer students will have a “Orientation” hold on their account that prevents summer course registration. Transfer students need to contact their department advisors to discuss summer classes and get assistance with summer course registration. If you have questions, please email cosadvising@vt.edu.  

College of Science advisors are assigned as follows:

If your entry term has been changed to summer by the Office of Admissions, please email busadvising@vt.edu, so we can assign you to an academic advisor. You can then work with that academic advisor to determine appropriate summer classes.

Brand new summer transfer students will have a "new student registration hold" on their account. Your academic advisor can remove the hold after you contact your academic advisor to discuss summer courses. If you are unsure who your academic advisor is, please email Angela Mathias for assistance.