Admissions

Applying to the Department of Computer Science in the NCR Campus

Where should I apply?

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

  • Graduate School online application form, including the CS applicant information which is part of that form. On the form, check NCR as the designated campus for your application.
  • Non-refundable application fee.
  • 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.
  • Official GRE scores from ETS. The general exam is required.
  • 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 university (American, Canadian, British, or Australian). Departmental minimum scores are 550 (paper), 213 (computer), and 80 (internet).
  • Copy of transcripts of your undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) studies. You must upload a scanned copy of your official transcripts at the time you apply for admissions. If you are admitted to Virginia Tech, you must provide an official paper copy of your transcripts when you come to campus.

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).