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1. CREATE your VT Username (PID)

2. ENROLL in the 2-Factor Authentication with Duo

3. DOWNLOAD the DUO Mobile App on your personal smartphone and enroll the device

4. ADD your VT email to your personal smartphone

5. DOWNLOAD Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer for FREE! You will need this software when completing forms
Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for free!
Watch this video on how to download and install on a PC
Watch this video on how to download and install on a MAC

6.DOWNLOAD Zoom for advising appointments
Download Zoom



1. RECEIVE College of Science Welcome email in your VT email on December 4.

2. COMPLETE the Expected Courses and Credits Worksheet by December 11.
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3. COMPLETE College of Science 2024 Virtual Academic Advising and Course Registration Canvas Page beginning December 4.  

4. TAKE the ALEKS Placement Assessment for MATH 1225



The Department of Economics prefers students majoring in Economics complete MATH 1225 and MATH 1226, Calculus of a Single Variable. Placement in MATH 1225 requires the completion of the ALEKS Placement Assessment with a score of 80 or higher. It is recommended that you complete the ALEKS Placement Assessment by December 12.
ALEKS Placement Assessment for MATH 1225 Information
MATH 1225 Information Video


Students that do not achieve an 80 or higher on the ALEKS Placement Assessment will complete MATH 1214, Prepare for Calculus, before attempting MATH 1225 in a future semester.

6. RECEIVE Department of Economics Advising email in your VT email on December 6 with information on course registration and mandatory academic advising meeting.

2. PREPARE for Class Registration


Go to Hokie Spa
Click Hokie Scheduler (Instructional Video) (PDF Instructions)
Select Term - Select Spring 2024 and click Save and Continue
Select Campus - Select Blacksburg and click Save and Continue
Click on Open Action Items to update: Emergency Contact Address, Emergency Contact Confirmed, FERPA Release, VT Alerts, Self-Disclosure of Arrest/Conviction, and Student Financial Responsibility

3. REGISTER for classes beginning December 5
Go to Hokie Spa
Click Hokie Scheduler (Instructional Video) (PDF Instructions)
Select Term - Select Spring 2024 and click Save and Continue
Select Campus - Select Blacksburg and click Save and Continue
Courses in Cart - The Department of Economics requires incoming students to complete specific courses in their first term. The courses in your cart are the courses required to be completed in your first term as an Economics major. The Preregistered Course Information Guide will explain why these coures are in your cart.

4. MAKE changes to schedule by January 15
As AP, IB, and Transfer credits are processed changes to your schedule may need to be made. Check your unofficial transcript to see if AP, IB, and Transfer courses duplicate courses on your current schedule. You will need to select other courses as instructed by your advisor.

Note - Many AP, IB, and TR credits apply to Pathway to General Education requirements. Refer to the completed Expected Courses and Credit Worksheet you completed in Step 2, College of Science Action Items, to determine which Pathway requirements you already have credit for and which Pathway requirement for which you may select a course.
Information about Pathways
Pathways Guides Use the guides for "Students Entering 23-24" to select applicable courses.

5. COMPLETE your schedule by January 16
January 16 is the first day of classes. The last day to add any courses to your schedule is January 22.

Select the schedule of your choice from those generated in Hokie Spa and click REGISTER in the top right corner to officially register for classes.

Note - classes in cart are not actually on your schedule until you click REGISTER.

1. RECEIVE Department of Economics Advising email in your VT email on December 6 with information on course registration and scheduling an individual appointment with the advisor. Appointments available December 11-13 and January 8-10.

2. COMPLETE the Economics Student Assessment form
You need to be logged into your Virginia Tech google account to complete the form before the date of your Mandatory Virtual Academic Advising Overview Session.
First-Year Students
Transfer Students

3. ATTEND Virtual Academic Advising Appointment. Students will schedule an appointment at a time of their choice between December 11-13 and January 8-10. Students will need to schedule an appointment using the Navigate system. Students will select the "Explore Economics" appointment type.

During the 30 minute meeting via Zoom the advisor will review with the student their schedule, suggest changes based on transferred credit and future plans of the student, and answer questions.

We encourage students to attend this meeting individually without others or members of your support team so academic advisors and students can connect with each other.  

1. COMPLETE University New Student Orientation by December 11.

2. COMPLETE the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you wish to apply for financial aid
https://www.finaid.vt.edu

3. SUBMIT the immunization history form by December 31
https://www.healthcenter.vt.edu/new_student/required_immunizations.html

1. SEND your official high school transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions once you have received your final grades.

Office of Undergraduate Admission
925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

2. SUBMIT your Advanced Placment (AP), Cambridge International Exam, College Level Examiniation Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) scores to Virginia Tech (#5859). Scores should be reported electronically from the College Board or International Baccalaureate.

3. SUBMIT your official transcripts from two-year and 4-year institutions previously attended. This includes 2-year or 4-institutions attended as part of a Dual-Enrollment program. Refer to the Transfer Guides to determine courses at Virginia Tech that are equivalent to courses completed elsewhere.  

4. VERIFY receipt of AP, IB, CLEP, Cambridge, and transfer credits in Hokie Spa. This needs to be regularly reviewed until all incoming credits are processed.
https://www.hokiepsa.vt.edu

  • Click Hokie Spa
  • Click Grade Menu
  • Click Transfer and Other Additional Credits
 
If you do not see your expected credits in Hokie Spa by August please contact transfercredit@vt.edu