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Admission Requirements

Most students who are selected for admission will have completed more than the following minimum requirements and have at least a B+ (88%) grade-point average.

To qualify for AdvantageVT, you must have graduated from an accredited secondary school or high school with these courses on your transcripts:

  • 3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II)
  • 2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry, or physics)
  • additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended)

Some majors have other requirements, such as an additional year of advanced math or lab science.

Transfer students from U.S. or foreign universities are ineligible.

The following English language proficiency tests are acceptable for placement purposes.

Test

Level 3 (Three semesters) Level 2 (Two semesters) Level 1 (One semester)

TOEFL iBT

60

74

78

IELTS

5.5

No subsection less than 5.5

6.0

No subsection less than 6.0

6.5

No subsection less than 6.0

Digital TOEFL ITP*

497

537

550

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

44

50

52

Duolingo English Test (DET)

85

100

Not Accepted

*Administered on the Virginia Tech main campus, only

To have your TOEFL score automatically sent to the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute, please specify CEEB code C096 on the test form.

IELTS, and PTE-Academic score reports should be sent to theĀ Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute. DET score users should select Virginia Tech - AdvantageVT Pathway Program.

No SAT, No Exit TOEFL

Virginia Tech does not require the SAT for international applicants.

Advantage VT students do not have to take a TOEFL test after completing the program.