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International Students

The VT-MIT program is pleased to welcome international students to the program. As an international applicant, please keep in mind the following:

  • The VT-MIT program is 100% online, there are no residency requirements.
  • If your undergraduate degree is from a university outside the U.S., you must submit a report from a credential evaluation service that converts grades into a grade point average (GPA) with a course by course break down of their degree. The university will accept evaluations done by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are required of all international students whose first language is not English, except those applicants who have graduated from an accredited university where English is the language of instruction such as an American, Canadian, or British university. 
    • To have the TOEFL requirement waived, the degree must be awarded. The TOEFL waiver will be coded into the application by the Graduate School upon receipt and review of the transcript showing degree conferral and medium of instruction was English.
    • The university-wide minimum requirement is 90 for Internet and 577 for paper.
    • TOEFL scores are not required of US permanent residents and US naturalized citizens.
    • It is Graduate School policy to administer an English placement test (EPT) upon enrollment to international graduate students with TOEFL scores below certain minimums; see the Graduate School Catalog for details.
  • For additional information on the TOEFL exam, please visit
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is accepted. A 6.5 minimum is required to apply.
  • Official test scores should be sent to the Virginia Tech Graduate School, institution code 5859. Do not enter a department code.