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.
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Virginia Tech highly recommends that you wait until the summer to purchase a new computer to get the most up to date system.
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.
For major requirements questions, please reference the contact listed on your major requirements page. Additional assistance can be found on 4help.vt.edu or by calling 540-231-HELP (4357).