Virginia Tech Graduate School on-line application form
A non-refundable application fee of $65 for domestic, $75 for international ( for information on fee waivers, please click here )
Upload a scan of original Official transcript(s), scanning all pages including the backs of all pages, from each institution from which you have earned or will earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. Transcripts must come from your institution's Registrar's office. Please be sure your scans are legible.
Engineering Education does not require former and current Virginia Tech students to submit Official transcripts; however, we do require that you log into HokieSpa and download your web-based academic record and upload it as a transcript at the time of application.
If you are not a former or current Virginia Tech student, please do not upload your institution's web-based academic record or a document stating it is not an Official transcript.
Until you have received an offer of admission from Virginia Tech, please do not mail your official transcripts to Virginia Tech.
Upon enrollment at Virginia Tech, you must have official transcripts mailed to our Graduate School.
Three Letters of Recommendation
All letters of recommendation must be completed through the online process as part of your application. When in the online application, enter the recommendation section and follow the instructions.
Statement of Purpose
The statement of purpose articulates and demonstrates an applicant’s specific qualifications and what that applicant’s end goal might be once their work is completed. (This document is submitted only through the online application.)
All applicants must provide official GRE scores. GRE scores must be sent electronically from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to the Graduate School. Scores are good for 5 years from the date of testing to the date of application submission.
TOEFL/IELTS - International Students Only
Waivers of the TOEFL or IELTS scores can only be granted by the Graduate School, not the department. All international applicants must provide official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Our department minimum for the TOEFL is 230 (computer based), 570 (paper based) or 89 (internet based). Our department minimum for the IELTS is 6.5. Scores are good for two years from the date of testing to the date of application submission. TOEFL/IELTS scores are not required if the applicant has graduated from a US institution or from a non-US accredited institution where English is the official language of instruction. TOEFL/IELTS scores are not required of US permanent residents and US naturalized citizens. Please do not apply if your score is below the minimum. Your application will not be reviewed by the faculty.
Optional Application Materials (not required)
Writing/Publication Sample - Submitting a writing sample is optional, but it is very helpful in assisting faculty who review the application. The writing sample can be a publication, a conference paper, or an assignment from a course that represents your writing skills and academic interests.