Steps 1-4 should be completed at least eight weeks prior to the start of the term you wish to begin the program. (The deadlines for submitting all application materials are December 1 for the Spring Semester, April 1 for the Summer Semester, and July 1 for the Fall Semester.)
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 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:
- When filling out the application form, you will be asked to select a campus. Choose "Virtual Campus" regardless of where you are located in Virginia or elsewhere. All VT-MIT courses are offered only in an online format.
- When asked to select a major, choose "Information Technology".
- 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.
- Virginia students need to submit the application for "In-State Tuition" with supporting documentation. Supporting documentation includes any three of these items: Copy of Virginia driver's license; copy of vehicle registration; copy of Virginia state income taxes; copy of lease agreement or other document verifying residency in Virginia for at least a year prior to enrollment; copy of visa; copy of I-94; DD 2058 military leave and earnings statement.
Application Tips -- MIT Graduate Certificates:
1. When filling out "Please select a Program," choose Graduate Certificate; "Please select a Degree Type," choose GCERT; "Please select a Campus," choose "Virtual." If there is no "Virtual" option, please choose "Blacksburg."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
- Graduate Admission
- 120 Graduate Life Center
- 155 Otey Street
- Blacksburg, VA 24061-0325