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We’re excited that you are considering transferring to the College of Natural Resources and Environment! We encourage you to work closely with our Advising Center from the beginning of your community college experience. Please feel free to contact us with any questions as you choose your classes and as you prepare to transfer to CNRE.
What are Virginia Tech’s requirements for transferring from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS)?

For required and suggested courses needed to transfer to Virginia Tech, see the University Registrar’s transfer guide. The transfer guide covers most of the information you will need to prepare to transfer, including course recommendations by major, the Curriculum for Liberal Education (CLE), transfer polices, and a list of how each VCCS class transfers to Virginia Tech.

What classes should I take at a community college?

VT Admissions will expect you to select your community college courses to fulfill the first year’s requirements of your intended major. For most CNRE majors, we suggest that students transfer to VT after one year, if they hope to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years. Major-specific courses needed during the sophomore year are rarely available at the community college.

In general, students should complete the full year of freshman English (ENG 111 and 112), at least 8 hours of the lab sciences required in your major, and two semesters of upper-level math (pre-calculus and above) before transferring. You will need to have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

What specific classes from my CNRE major should I take at a community college?

To help you visualize how VCCS courses can help meet requirements for your major, we have highlighted the classes you may be able to take at the community college on each CNRE major/option checksheet. We encourage you to save your free electives for your time at Virginia Tech, where you will be able to choose from a wide array of classes geared to your specific interests. The best thing you can do is complete as many specific requirements as possible at community college before taking free elective classes. Not sure which CNRE major or option to pursue? Learn more in Majors at a Glance.

I have already taken courses at a Virginia Community College. How will my credits transfer?

See the list of Virginia Tech Courses and Transferable VCCS Equivalents.

I plan to transfer to Virginia Tech from another school, but it isn’t in the Virginia Community College system. What courses should I take?

Students transferring to VT from a non-VCCS institution (either a 4-year program or another community college system) will need to use the transfer equivalency database to identify courses that may transfer to Virginia Tech.

I need more help choosing classes!

We know choosing classes to transfer can be confusing, so we encourage you to contact us to learn more. Call the Advising Center at (540) 231-5482 or email cnre_students@vt.edu with questions or to plan a visit.


  •     Stephanie Lang
  • Stephanie Hart
  • Director, The Advising Center
  • (540) 231-3484
  • stephaniehart@vt.edu
  • College of Natural Resources and Environment (0324)
    Cheatham Hall, RM 138, 310 West Campus Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

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