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Academic and Career Advising

Our advisors will guide you throughout your time at Virginia Tech. You are assigned an advisor within your major. If you have academic advising questions, please contact your department.

The Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office offers additional advising for students on such topics as transfer credit, approval to study abroad, and academic success services. For help, contact our Director of Academic Support.

The Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office also provides career advising. If you are interested in internships, career exploration, or graduate school planning, contact our Career Development Team.

academic and career advising

“Balancing the cadet lifestyle with academics can make for a busy schedule. Thanks to the support of our college’s amazing advisors and faculty, I find each step attainable.”

—Quinton Cookis ’18, History

What Our Advisors Are Saying...

“Advising matters! Academic advising is a collaborative relationship that guides students along their educational pathways, preparing them to be engaged, lifelong learners in our global society.”

—Dr. Karen Watson, Director of Academic Support 

What Our Students Are Saying...

“My academic advisors ensured that my education was tailored to my needs and interests. Through individualized attention they use the curriculum as a guide rather than a strict code.”

-Deonte Easter ’18, International Studies

"My advisor is my lifeline! I meet with her every semester to plan out my class schedule and to make sure I'm staying on track. Advisors are super helpful and great people to know!"

-Kelton Allen ‘21, NSFA

“During my time here I’ve switched around a couple of times and my advisor has always been there to help me through it.”

-Abby Darko ‘21, Public Relations