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Transitional Advising

Transitional Advising, Advising Matters at Virginia Tech

Schedule a Transitional Advising Appointment

For Entering Freshmen and Transfer Students: 

  • Go to
  • Click on "Schedule an Appointment" (top right)
  • Select "Advising" for the type of appointment
  • Finally, select "Select Orientation Transitional Advising" for the Service
  • Once scheduled, you will receive email confirmation in your VT email 

For Current VT Students:  appointments will be available May 10 - July 30 by emailing  The use of Navigate to schedule a TR Advising appointment will resume August 2nd

Important message regarding online advising

Transitional Advising is by appointment only.

Transitional Advising offers students the opportunity to work with an advisor one-on-one through the exploration, planning, and implementation process. Transitional advising is intended for students outside of University Studies, and is directed to students who are in transition out of a particular major for various reasons and/or need assistance when not accepted into their desired major.

As a result of participating in Transitional Advising each individual student will:

  • Gain knowledge on how to use career exploration resources
  • Be empowered to drive own decision-making process
  • Develop an education plan
  • Decide on a major