When Do Virginia Tech Early Action Decisions Come Out?

Wondering when you’ll find out if you’ve been accepted to Virginia Tech? Here’s everything you need to know about the Early Action decision release date.

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Early Action Timeline

The Virginia Tech Early Action program is a non-binding program that allows students to apply early and receive a decision early. Early Action applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and decisions are released on a rolling basis as well. Keep in mind that the earlier you apply, the better your chances are of receiving a decision early.

When to submit your Early Action application

The Early Action deadline for Virginia Tech is November 1. If you complete your application, including all required documents, by this date, you will receive a decision from us by mid-December.

However, if you are applying for need-based financial aid, we encourage you to submit your FAFSA and CSS Profile by November 1 as well. This will ensure that we have everything we need to consider you for aid and make the best possible decision on your behalf.

If you have any questions about the Early Action process or timeline, please contact us at [email protected] or 540-231-6267.

When you will receive a decision

Early action decisions will be released online no later than December 24th. You will need to log in to your Hokie Spa account to view your decision.

How Early Action Decisions are Made

Virginia Tech’s Early Action program is a non-binding program. This means that if you are admitted, you are not obligated to attend Virginia Tech. You will have until May 1 to make your decision. How are Early Action decisions made? The Virginia Tech admissions committee looks at a variety of factors when making their decisions.

The Early Action Committee

The Early Action Committee meets starting in September to review early action applications. This committee is made up of admission officers and counselors who represent all of the academic colleges at Virginia Tech. The purpose of the committee is to get to know each applicant through their application, essays, recommendations, and school report. The committee looks for evidence of the applicant’s ability to succeed academically at Virginia Tech and also looks for students who will contribute to the university community outside of the classroom. Decisions are based on a comprehensive review of each applicant’s file and there is no minimum GPA or test score required for admission. Applicants who are not offered admission through Early Action are encouraged to reapply through Regular Decision.

How they make their decisions

The Virginia Tech admissions committee will review all Early Action applications at the same time and make their decisions based on a holistic review of each student’s application.

They will take into account the student’s high school academic record, the strength of their curriculum, the trend in their grades, their standardized test scores, their personal essay, and their extracurricular involvement.

They will also consider letters of recommendation and any other information that the student provides that may give insights into their ability to succeed at Virginia Tech.

What to Do if You’re Waitlisted

If you’re waitlisted for Early Action at Virginia Tech, it means the admissions committee likes you, but there just wasn’t enough space to accept everyone. The good news is that you still have a chance of getting in! Here’s what you need to do if you’re waitlisted.

What it means to be waitlisted

If you applied to college early and were waitlisted, it means the school liked you but there wasn’t enough space to offer you a spot in the freshman class. Being waitlisted isn’t the same as being rejected, but it isn’t the same as being accepted, either.

If you’re interested in remaining on the waitlist, finding out what your chances are of being accepted, and whether or not you should bother sending additional information to the admissions office, read on.

What your next steps should be

If you have been waitlisted, it means that the school likes you but there isn’t space for you in the freshman class. Schools that use the waitlist usually have more applicants than they can accept.

The first step is to decide whether you want to stay on the list or not. If you want to stay on the list, then let the admissions office know as soon as possible. They will likely give you a form to fill out and return.

If you decide that you don’t want to stay on the list, then you should let the admissions office know so they can take your name off of the list.

Once you have decided whether or not to stay on the waitlist, your next step is to begin exploring other options for college. This may include looking at schools that have already accepted you, applying to other schools, or taking a gap year.

Waitlists can be frustrating, but remember that it’s not the end of the world. There are plenty of other great options out there for you!

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