Admissions

Applying to the Department of Computer Science in the NCR Campus

Where should I apply?

All applications must be submitted online through the Virginia Tech Graduate School's application process. The entire package comprises:

1. Graduate School online application form, including the CS applicant information which is part of that form.

2. Non-refundable application fee.

3. Three letters of recommendation. These should be sent electronically using the on-line form to ensure that the letters are correctly matched to your application.

4. Official GRE scores from ETS. The general exam is required. We encourage applicants to take the GRE CS subject exam.

5. Official TOEFL scores from ETS for international students whose native language is not English and who have not earned a bachelor or master's degree from an anglophone univerisity (American, Canadian, British, or Australian). Departmental minimum scores are 550 (paper), 213 (computer), and 80 (internet).

6. Two official sets of transcripts of undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) records. One set must be sent to the graduate school and the other set must be sent to the following address:

Virginia Tech
Graduate Admissions Office
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043

Any academic materials below college or university level will not be considered or evaluated. Please do not waste postage sending secondary or public school records.>

Scores and School Code

The school code for GRE and TOEFL scores is 5859. To expedite your application, fax your official scores to the Graduate Admissions Office in Falls Church at (703) 538-8305. Please write "For Evaluation Purposes Only" on the fax. Faxing scores does not replace official scores sent from ETS.

It is the applicant's responsibility to gather the required documents. In cases where an institution's policy is against providing students with official transcripts, please request that transcripts be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at the above address.

Application Deadlines

All application materials must reach Virginia Tech by December 15 for Fall semester admission. We no longer accept applications for Spring semester. Due to the high volume of applications received, it is strongly recommended that you apply well in advance. This is particularly true for international applicants and any applicant who desires financial assistance. To be competitive for fellowships/assistantships etc., applicants are strongly advised to apply by December 1 (for Fall semester).