Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if a class will transfer from high school, a community college, and/or another school?
Students are encouraged to visit www.registrar.vt.edu and reference the Transfer Equivalency Database to look up classes taken elsewhere. Once a student does this, we ask that he/she meet with his/her advisor for review. The university has final approval.
How do I get financial assistance?
Outstanding students in the Building Construction Program may qualify for scholarships and fellowships. Scholarships are given based on merit and/or financial need. The department awards approximately $80,000 of scholarship money to its students. Scholarship applications are made available throughout the year at www.bc.vt.edu. Other funds are available through the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid at Virginia Tech.
How do I get a Real Estate Minor?
A student must apply for the minor with the College of Business in Pamplin
How do I force add a class?
In order to be force added into a course, a student must first obtain a force add form and signature from the department for which the class is offered. The BC department can only add you into classes offered in BC.
How do I change my major/minor?
A student must first approach the department for which they wish to enter and obtain their signature first.
How do I know if and when I'm graduating?
A student must apply for a degree on HOKIESPA by his/her junior year. Once this is complete, a student can run a Degree Audit Report or (DARS) through HOKIESPA to see exactly what classes are lacking completion for his/her degree.
How do I fix my DARS if there are things that are not correct?
A student should make a print out of the DAR and make an appointment with his/her advisor.
How do I take a class at another school and ensure it will transfer?
A student is welcome to take classes at other institutions as long as he/she follows the criteria set out on the Take Courses Elsewhere form. This form can be found in the BC department and must be signed by an advisor for approval by the department and the college dean. A student should first look up the other college and the class by visiting www.registrar.vt.edu/tranguide to ensure that the class is transferable. No credit is allowed for courses taken elsewhere if a student is on academic suspension.