• Web Course Request Preregistration Period: 
    • October 18-25, 2016
  • Web Drop/Add Begins: 
    • November 26, 2016
T Oct. 18 Opening of Web Course Request for Spring Semester 2017
T Oct. 25 Closing of Web Course Request for Spring Semester 2017
Sa Nov. 26 Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2017
F Dec. 2 Opening of Web Course Request for Summer 2017 (closes Feb. 3, 2017)
M Jan. 16 MLK Day. Holiday. No classes. University Offices Closed.
T Jan. 17 Classes begin
T Jan. 17 Last day for students to withdraw from Spring 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 spring 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 Jan. 23 Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option.
F Feb. 3 Closing of Web Course Request for Summer 2017
M Feb. 27 Last day for students to drop Spring 2017 classes without grade penalty. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F, 5:00 p.m. Visit the University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process. 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.
W Mar. 1 Last day to apply for Spring 2017 graduation in order to receive a diploma at Spring Commencement in May and have your name appear in the Commencement Bulletin.
Sa Mar. 4 Spring Break begins.
Sa Mar. 11 Web drop/add begins for Summer 2017
Su Mar. 12 Spring Break ends.
M Mar. 20 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 the University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process.
T Mar. 21 Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2017
T Mar. 28 Close of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2017
F Apr. 14 Deadline for requesting rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See your Academic Dean)
Sa Apr. 15 Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2017
W Apr. 26 Tentative grades must be entered by 12:00 midnight
W May 3 Last day to apply for W grade policy
W May 3 Classes End
R May 4 Reading Day
F May 5 Beginning of Spring Semester 2017 final examinations. **Saturday Exams
W May 10 Close of Spring Semester 2017 final examinations
R May 11 Graduate Commencement Ceremony
F May 12 University Commencement and College and Departmental Ceremonies Lower than tentative grades must be entered by 12:00 noon. Final grades due by 5:00 p.m.
F May 12 Web Drop/Add closes for Fall Semester 2017
Sa May 13 College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies

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 which there is insufficient enrollment.
  • Requirements for Registration
    Virginia Tech policy requires annually the collection of specific demographic data for each student: emergency contact entry or emergency contact confirmation, and VT Alerts Opt-In or Opt-Out action. 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 7 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 University Scholarships and Financial Aid (MC 0222), Student Services Building, Suite 200, Virginia Tech, 800 Washington Street SW, 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