Orientation for Incoming Neuroscience Students 

Orientation is an important event for all incoming Virginia Tech students. During orientation, you will learn about the student support services, work on your schedule; meet your advisor and other staff member, and more.

Pre-orientation check-list:

  • First-year students must register to attend Orientation.
  • Prior to orientation, you will be contacted to complete an orientation packet.
  • So make sure you check your vt.edu email account!
student's orientation

Orientation

Dates

For Transfer Students

Transfer students must register  to attend an Orientation day to work with an advisor on their schedules for Fall. Students will receive emails from an advisor prior to Orientation.

June 18th-22nd
For First-Year (Freshman) Students 
July 9th-13th (Week 1)
July 16th-20th (Week 2)
July 23rd-27th (Week 3)
July 30th-August 2nd (Week 4)
International Orientation Day August 15th
Make-Up Orientation Day August 16th

Spring Orientation

Spring Orientation is designed for students entering in Spring semester. For more information, visit: http://nsp.vt.edu/new_student_orientation/spring_orientation/sign_up.html.

 

Questions and Answers

A: Yes, you can change your major to Neuroscience by emailing appchange@vt.edu. You must do this before June 1st. After June 1st, you will have to wait until the Fall semester begins. Follow instruction on the “Change Major” tab.

A: If you received credits through AP/IB/Dual Enrollment, you may not have to take these courses at Virginia Tech. To help determine the best schedule for you, we need to know what credits you are receiving so we don’t schedule you in the same courses. Students are urged to bring an unofficial copy of their AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment transcript or scores. These scores will help advisors recommend a set of courses best fit for the students.

A: You are expected to send the official documents (transcripts and/or AP/IB scores) to the Registrar’s Office. Instructions can be found at http://registrar.vt.edu/registration-multi-brief/ap-ib-clep-credit.html. For orientation purpose, we don’t need the official version.

A: Yes, you can change it when add/drop period opens (around mid-August). You must consult with an advisor because if you drop a class that you need, you may not be able to re-enroll due to space limitation. So don’t change your schedule until you discuss with an advisor.

A: There are no specific computer requirements for Neuroscience students. Students needing recommendations may visit http://www.compreq.vt.edu/briefs/specs.html for more information.

A: If you cannot attend any orientation sessions, please contact neuroadvising@vt.edu to alert an advisor. You will be able to work with an advisor to schedule course for the Fall semester. The College of Science may hold a make-up orientation in August 16th, 2018. Check back for more information.

Please refer to the pre-orientation check-list:

  • First-year students must register to attend Orientation.
  • Prior to orientation, you will be contacted to complete an orientation packet.
  • So make sure you check your vt.edu email account!