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Prospective Graduate Student FAQs

We're here to help guide you. 

We understand you might have additional questions, and we're here to help. Below are a few of the most common questions we receive from prospective graduate students interested in CAUS programs. 

If you're new to the process of applying for graduate study, Virginia Tech's Graduate School can help guide you through this process. Check out the Graduate School's website for a wealth of additional resources. 

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How can I find out the status of my application?

After we receive your application, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to check your application status online. Please allow for processing time as you check for updates.

Can I apply to more than one school or department?

Yes, you may apply to two departments. Applicants must complete two applications and pay two application fees.

How do I re-apply if my application has been denied?

The Graduate School will hold denied applications for one year. If you wish to be reconsidered within this period, you must contact your academic department or school. The Graduate School can only honor requests from the department for an application decision to be appealed. You'll also need to supply any additional information you can to strengthen your application, such as new test scores (when required), reference letters, or a statement of purpose.

Where can I find more information about requirements for international students?

Check the Graduate School's website for information on applying as an international student. You can also contact the Cranwell International Center, which can guide you through the latest regulatory information, provide access to forms that you may need to complete for our office, and answer questions most frequently asked by incoming international students.

As an international student interested in a CAUS graduate program, where can I find more information about visas as well as other important immigration forms and processes?

The Cranwell International Center is an excellent resource for prospective international students. Cranwell offers extensive graduate student immigration services and can help guide you through the application and immigration process.