• Web Course Request Preregistration Period
    March 21 - March 28, 2017
  • Web Drop/Add Begins
    April 15 - May 12, 2017 and re-opens Aug. 5 - Sept. 1, 2017
  • Fall Break
    Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
T Mar. 21 Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2017
T Mar. 28 Closing of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2017
Sa Apr. 15 Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2017
F May 26 Web Drop/Add closes for Fall Semester 2017
Sa Aug. 5 Web Drop/Add reopens for Fall Semester 2017
M Aug. 28 Last day for students to withdraw from Fall Semester to avoid tuition and fee charges. Students must complete a withdrawal form at the University Registrar's Office, 250 Student Services Building if not attending fall semester. Call (540) 231-6252 for instructions if unable to visit the University Registrar's Office in person. Note: You may not drop your final hours via the web.
M Aug. 28 Classes begin
F Sept. 1 Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
M Sept. 4 Labor day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
F Oct. 6 Last day for students to drop Fall 2017 classes without grade penalty. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option. If you are enrolled in only one course, you cannot drop your final hours, but must officially resign from the university for the semester. Your refund will be calculated according to the university refund policy on resignations.
F Oct. 13 Fall Break. Classes will not meet. University offices open.
T Oct. 17 Opening of Web Course Request for Spring 2018
M Oct. 23 Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and required contact for resignation is academic dean of undergraduate student's college or dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar's office by 5:00 p.m. Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F, 5:00 p.m. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
T Oct. 24 Close of Web Course Request for Spring 2018
F Oct. 27

Last day to apply for Fall 2017 graduation in order to be included in the Fall Commencement bulletin.

F Nov. 17 Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
Sa Nov. 18 Thanksgiving holiday begins
Sa Nov. 25 Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2018
Su Nov. 26 Thanksgiving holiday ends
F Dec. 1 Opening of Web Course Request for Summer 2018 (closes Feb. 2, 2018)
W Dec 13 Last day to apply for W grade policy
W Dec. 13 Classes End
R Dec. 14 Reading Day
F Dec. 15 Beginning of Fall Semester final examinations **Saturday Exams
W Dec. 20 Close of Fall Semester final examinations
R Dec. 21 Fall Commencement Ceremonies (University and Graduate)

Full-Time Student Definitions

  • Undergraduates, Associates
    Fall or Spring Semester- 12 or more credit hours in A-F option or P/F option
    Summer terms- 5 credit hours each term
  • Graduates
    Fall or Spring Semester- 9 or more credit hours in A-F option, P/F option or equivalent credit
    Summer terms- 3 credit hours each term

Audit hours will not be used in establishing minimum full-time enrollment. Neither the payment of full fees nor compliance with maximums established as condition of employment or appointment is basis for deviation from the definition above. For further information, contact: Mr. C. Y. Cridlin, Jr., University Registrar's Office; Dr. Muhammad Hajj, Associate Dean, Graduate School; or Ms. Beth Armstrong, Director, Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid.

  • Cancellation of Courses
    The university reserves the right to cancel courses or sections for insufficient enrollment.
  • Requirements for Registration
    Virginia Tech policy requires annually the collection of specific demographic data for each student: local mailing address, emergency contact entry or emergency contact confirmation, VT Alerts Opt-In or Opt-Out action and review of the Virginia Tech Student Conduct policy. Students will be prohibited from registration until the information is provided.
  • Change of Address
    All students are required to update their local mailing address annually. It is the student's responsibility to maintain current and accurate mailing addresses with the university. Changes to your local address, permanent address, or parent/guardian address should be promptly updated by accessing HOKIE SPA. Correct dorm addresses are established through the Student Housing Office in Eggleston Hall. If you are not sure what addresses are on file, you may check HOKIE SPA for verification.
  • Class Locations May Change
    Class locations printed in this timetable are subject to change in accordance with capacity adjustments and actual class enrollments. Students should report to the class locations printed on the Course Requests Results on Hokie Spa. Faculty members are urged to consult their respective departmental schedulers.
  • Eligibility
    New and returning students should reference the catalog at www.undergradcatalog.registrar.vt.edu under Academic Eligibility Policy or see their academic dean for new eligibility policy.

Financial Aid Recipients

Academic Progress Requirements

  • AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT is considered to have made satisfactory academic progress provided that at least 12 hours per term are successfully completed per academic year.
    Undergraduates must also meet the university academic eligibility schedule for hours attempted and Grade Point Average (GPA) attained.
  • A GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL STUDENT is required to enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 5 hours per term and to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
    Students working toward the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
  • For more information on financial aid, please contact the University Scholarships and Financial Aid Office, 200 Student Services Building, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: (540) 231-5179, email: finaid@vt.edu; website: www.finaid.vt.edu.

Contact Information


Our office is located in Student Services Building, Suite 250. Our business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with the exception of holidays.

Office of the University Registrar (MC 0134)
Student Services Building, Suite 250, Virginia Tech
800 Washington St., SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-6252

Email: registrar@vt.edu