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Applying to the New Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

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Applying to the New Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

Virginia Tech’s new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in biomedical engineering has been approved for limited enrollment during its first three years of roll-out. Year 1 will be limited to 40 initial students, Year 2 will be limited to 60 additional admitted students, and Year 3 will be limited to 80 additional admitted students.

This degree is housed within the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, and the student application and selection process will be administered within the department. 

During the 2020-2021 academic year, there will be two application timeframes.  The first timeframe will be in the fall 2020 semester and transfer students who entered VT in summer or fall 2020 will be eligible to apply.  In the spring 2021 semester, the application will be open to all VT students to join the third cohort which will graduate in 2024 or later. 

Both of applications timeframes will consist of a three-phase process:

1.      Completion of an online application through BME.

2.      Selected applicants will undergo an interview process with the department.

3.      Accepted students will complete the Change of Major application on Hokie Spa. 

All accepted students must be eligible to change into a degree granted program in the College of Engineering.  More information on the Change of Major process and requirements can be found on the Department of Engineering Education website.  

Fall 2020 Application and Admittance Timeline for New Transfer VT Students (Summer and Fall 2020): 

·October 1-October 15, 2020:  Complete the BME Application online.

            Application will open at 8 AM on October 1, 2020 and close at 5             PM on October 15, 2020. 

            Incomplete applications will not be reviewed

·October 16-23, 2020:  Application review

·October 26, 2020:  Applicants selected for interviews will be notified via email

·November 2-6, 2020:  Biomedical engineering undergraduate interviews

·November 13, 2020:  Accepted students will be notified via email

·December 14, 2020-January 3, 2021:  Accepted students complete the University Change of Major on Hokie Spa. Additional dates and deadlines for this process can be found on the “How to Declare an Engineering Major” document, under FAQ 3.

Spring 2021 Application and Admittance Timeline for all VT Students: 

·February 1-February 12, 2021:  Complete the BME Application online

·February 15-26, 2021:  Application review

·March 3, 2021:  Applicants selected for interviews will be notified via email

·March 15-April 9, 2021:  Biomedical engineering undergraduate interviews

·April 19, 2021:  Accepted students will be notified via email

·TBA:  Accepted students complete the University Change of Major on Hokie Spa. Additional dates and deadlines for this process can be found on the “How to Declare an Engineering Major” document, under FAQ 3.

Questions?

If you have questions about the application process for the B.S. in biomedical engineering, please contact BEAM’s undergraduate advisor:

Amanda Sandridge
asandridge@vt.edu