Computer Requirements

Computer Requirements

Virginia Tech is committed to the education of the whole person. We recognize computers to be an extension of the learning tools needed to compete professionally and to co-exist socially.

Computer Requirements, Virginia Tech. Photo by Thomas Miller for Virginia Tech.

Minimum Requirements: Virginia Tech requires that entering students have a laptop or tablet computer and strongly recommends that entering students obtain a computer that meets or exceeds the university requirements for your major on the List of Specifications page. The minimum requirements for the entering fall class are updated in the prior spring. Note: No students will be denied admission to Virginia Tech based on an inability to purchase a computer.

Get the most up to date model: Virginia Tech highly recommends that you wait until the summer to purchase a new computer to get the most up to date system.

Financial Aid: An adjustment to your financial aid for the purchase of a computer may be available by completing a Cost of Attendance appeal through University Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Software Requirements: Students must purchase specific software bundle through the Virginia Tech Software Service Center. Do not purchase software from the computer manufacturer or elsewhere without reading the Virginia Tech Software Suite information.

Additional Resources

Still have Questions? For requirements for your major, contact the person listed under your major requirements. Also contact http://4help.vt.edu or 540-231-HELP (4357).