The Graduate School has joined with their vendor, The Michael Sutter Company, to have diplomas mailed from the company directly to our graduates.
Previously, the Graduate School ordered diplomas from the company, then had them shipped back to Blacksburg for packaging and mailing. We are now able to provide faster service to our graduates. Students will receive an email notifying them that their diploma has been shipped, which will be within 2-3 business days from the time our order has been placed. In addition to this new service, graduates will receive a larger diploma (11x 14).
Note: BMES/BMVS diplomas are still ordered through the Office of the University Registrar and their normal time frame will remain at 4-6 weeks.
We would like to invite all graduate program directors and graduate program coordinators to our Admissions Summit to be held on Wednesday, November 4th at 3:00pm in Room F of the GLC.
The role of this meeting is for us to review the various admissions tools that are available through the Graduate School and to share information about the Online Application, transcript review, test scores, admissions recommendations through the Online Admissions Analysis tool, and decision deadlines.
Come join the conversation.
Graduate Admissions Summit
Sponsored by Graduate Admissions & Academic Progress
Room F, GLC
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
- Overview of the online application via CollegeNet and available resources
- Transcript review, gpa calculations, and test scores
- Making recommendations for admission through the Online Admissions Analysis Tool
- Decision Deadlines
- Discussion of any questions, concerns, or suggestions related to the process
In the interest of increasing the numbers of graduate students from underrepresented groups here at Virginia Tech, we have created the Coordinated School Visit Program (CSVP) which provides an opportunity for Virginia Tech faculty to: (1) network across disciplines, colleges, and universities; (2) unify various disjointed faculty or department efforts to connect to HBCUs, other minority-serving institutions, and high schools; (3) maximize the number of underrepresented student recruits to the university per year; (4) provide a pipeline of quality undergraduate and graduate students to assist faculty in research projects; (5) fulfill certain requirements outlined by external grantors and funding agencies in regard to research team composition and collaboration; and (6) foment a structured, multiyear program in which the administration can become invested, with possible external funding.
The purpose of the CSVP is four-fold: (1) to increase the overall number of applications from students who identify as members of underrepresented groups; (2) to specifically target promising students from underrepresented groups; (3) to implement effective retention strategies to integrate these students into the Virginia Tech community; and (4) to establish and maintain strong connections with other diverse universities and potentially, high schools.
Here is where you come in. In order for us to plan a more effective trip to universities for recruitment purposes, we would like to collect information about existing collaborations between VT and other institutions in the region.
Please complete the survey available at online, feel free to pass the link of this survey to someone else and feel free to fill out more than one if you feel there is lots of information to provide. This information will help us better plan our CSVP visits.
The link is:
Friday was a very exciting day for the Graduate Community. On an afternoon with perfect weather the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was effectively the kick off for our homecoming events. We appreciate the contributions from the Parent’s Fund, the Class of 1959, and the Class of 2009, that made this project a reality. We now have a wonderful space outdoors including cafe tables and chairs, stage, lawn seating, a fountain and a sculpture display area. A number of new trees and shrubbery have also been added to the space.
We’ve already had quite a bit of interest already in reserving this space. Thank You! We appreciate your patience with us while we work out those details and the finishing touches are completed in the space. We hope to have the mechanisms in place by the beginning of Spring Term.