The Virginia Tech Network for Engineering Transfer Students partners Virginia Tech with NOVA
The Virginia Tech Network for Engineering Transfer Students partners Virginia Tech with two community colleges, Virginia Western and Northern Virginia, to support engineering transfer students earning an associates degree then transferring to earn a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering.
VT-NETS Objectives and Goals:
To establish stronger networks between Virginia Tech and the Virginia Community College System,
To enhance the potential for successful transfer and timely completion of a baccalaureate degree for engineering transfer students following the community college-to-bachelor’s degree pathway,
To advance understanding of how various factors affect the success, retention, transfer, and graduation in engineering for low-income students , and
To develop new interventions and fine-tune current efforts to increase the success of transfer students in engineering nationwide
The VT-NETS programs starts when students enroll in Virginia Western Community College and Northern Virginia Community College’s engineering curriculum, where they will have access to up to a full scholarships (four semesters maximum) upon acceptance into the VT-NETS program (see Application Information). Students will have access to faculty mentoring, gain support from a cohort of their peers, attend professional development and research seminars, and visit the Virginia Tech campus. Students will build bonds with Virginia Tech faculty and staff as they visit open houses, preview weekends, and attend events during their first two years while enrolled in community college. Students will be aided in the transfer process and awarded a scholarship of up to $10,000/year (two years maximum)
upon acceptance into the Virginia Tech College of Engineering. While enrolled at Virginia Tech, students will have access to faculty and peer mentoring, the support of their cohort, the ability to become involved in undergraduate research, and a wide network of opportunities.
Must be a citizen of the United States, or a national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), or an alien admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence,
Must be eligible to enroll or be enrolled at either Virginia Western or Northern Virginia Community College
Must be eligible to enroll in 1st semester calculus,
Must have financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Math Placement Test
Free Application for Federal Students (FAFSA)
Information for all parts is provided here.
Upon Application review, the following may be requested: