Admissions Process

Steps 1-4 should ideally be completed at least eight weeks prior to the start of the term you wish to begin the program. View our admissions deadlines.

STEP 1

Make sure you meet the admissions criteria.

STEP 2

Determine whether you are prepared to participate in an online degree program by reviewing VT-MIT's expectations of students.

STEP 3

Fill out and submit an online application to the Graduate School. The Apply Now page lists the items required to complete your application.

The application process will require you to create a user account. You will be able to complete a portion of the application, save it, and return to edit or finish later before the final submission. You may find the following information useful when filling out the form:

Application Tips — Master of Information Technology Degree:

  1. When asked "Please select a Program", choose "Information Technology." You should then select "MIT" for "Please select a Degree Type" and "Virtual" for "Please select a Campus."
  2. Be prepared to pay a non-refundable application fee online by credit card or e-check.
    A note to our military applicants:  VT-MIT does offer an application fee waiver to active duty, retired military and veterans.  Be sure to complete the application fee waiver form before submitting your application.

Application Tips — MIT Graduate Certificates:

  1. When asked "Please select an Application Type," choose "Graduate Certificate."
  2.  Your campus will automatically be listed as "Blacksburg (Main Campus)" when you select "Graduate Certificate" as your application type, but please note that all of our courses are delivered 100% online.
  3. Be prepared to pay a non-refundable application fee online by credit card or e-check.
    A note to our military applicants:  VT-MIT does offer an application fee waiver to active duty, retired military and veterans.  Be sure to complete the application fee waiver form before submitting your application.

STEP 4

While completing your online application and prior to submitting it, you will be required to upload one copy of your scanned official transcript from each institution from which you have earned or will earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. Do not send transcripts for community college attendance or from any institution where you enrolled in classes but did not earn a degree. 

You may scan a copy of your official paper or electronic transcript provided to you from your institution's Registrar. Do not upload your institution's web-based academic record or a document stating it is not an official transcript. Make sure that all critical and identifying marks have been scanned and are legible. These include the institution's name, your name, the names of your courses and the grades you have received. It is important that you scan both the front and back of your transcript as we will need to be able to review the information provided on the back of your transcript concerning credit hours, the institution's grading scale, etc. Please ensure that your file is in Word (.doc) or PDF format. If you encounter issues with uploading your transcripts in your online application please contact help@applyweb.com

STEP 5

Decision notifications are mailed 4 to 6 weeks after all admissions materials are received and your application is complete.

Once you have been officially accepted into the master's degree or a certificate program, follow steps 6-9.

STEP 6

Create a Virginia Tech user account (called a PID) at the Virginia Tech: Generate PID page. Your PID is a key to your presence at Virginia Tech and you will need it to access your course websites, your student records, library research materials, and more.

STEP 7

Set up your email software to begin checking your new Virginia Tech email account (yourPID@vt.edu). You must check this account regularly as Virginia Tech will use it, even if you request otherwise. See VT Computing - VT Google Apps Mail for details and assistance. 

STEP 8

Make an appointment with the program advisor to begin developing your plan of study. 

STEP 9

Request that an official transcript be sent directly from your undergraduate institution to the Virginia Tech Graduate Admission Office at the address below.  Electronic transcripts should be sent to grads@vt.edu.

Graduate Admission
120 Graduate Life Center
155 Otey Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0325