Before You Get Here

Stuff you need to do before you get here:

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Accept your offer of admission by the date noted on your offer letter. This will require submitting the $400 matriculation fee by eCheck, check, or money order.

To confirm receipt of your matriculation fee, look for the word “acceptance” to be displayed in the Decision section of your Application Status Page.

Make a note of your Major and Student ID number. You will need this to create a VT Username (PID) and throughout the process of becoming a student at Virginia Tech.

Once this step is complete, create your Virginia Tech VT Username. Please note: Payment processing may take a few days. Up to 72 hours after you have paid your matriculation fee, you will be able to create a VT Username (which will become your email address) at On the site, enter “create VT Username” in the search to get started.

Complete the FAFSA by January 15 for priority consideration. More at

Check your VT email for important class registration and orientation information.

Check out Virginia Tech Summer Academy.

Watch for scholarship and financial aid package on your Application Status Page.

Register yourself and your family for orientation, registration opens in mid-March:

Check computer requirements:


Complete Housing and Dining Contract submission by June 1, 2018 deadline. Search for “housing” in OneCampus. Select, “Housing and Dining Contract (StarRez)” from the dropdown and follow the instructions. (You must be logged in.)

Submit final official high school transcripts and final official college transcripts (if applicable). Final official high school transcripts must be received by August 1, 2018, or your offer may be rescinded.

For information about AP, IB, and CLEP tests, visit, search for “transcripts.”

Submit your immunization forms. Search for “immunizations” in OneCampus. You should see, “Immunization Form” under tasks. Select that option to see more detailed instructions.

Keep checking your VT email for updates like room selection, orientation, tuition payments, and more!

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Attend First-Year Orientation and register for classes, bring your family to family orientation.

Tell your family to sign up for family e-news at

Attend Summer Academy (if applicable).

Watch for tuition bill notifcation.

Contact your new roommate and have the “Who’s bringing what?” conversation!

Take the CliftonStrengths® assessment:

Check out for opportunities on campus.


Make fall tuition payment.

Move into your new home-away from-home! Get assistance from blue-shirt Hokie Helpers.

Classes begin! Ongoing dates and deadlines:

An email will be sent for you to complete required online programs such as alcoholEDU, diversityEDU, and Haven.

Participate in Welcome Week activities.

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