Virginia Tech sees record-breaking transfer class for 2020

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — For a third year in a row, Virginia Tech has enrolled a class of more than 1,000 transfer students for the fall term. This follows a previous record-breaking group for 2019.

This year, the university received more than 2,875 transfer applications.

“We’re dedicated to continuing the work we began with freshmen admissions to increase access by reducing barriers. Focusing on transfer recruitment and admissions was the next step. Transfer students bring diverse experiences and perspectives that help make the Virginia Tech academic enterprise and community stronger,” said Juan Espinoza, associate vice provost for enrollment management and director of undergraduate admissions.

Following the changes implemented in the first-year admissions process since 2018, transfer recruitment and admissions has been an increased area of focus at Virginia Tech, with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions setting a goal to expand access and transparency for students, community college partners, and other campus partners.

“We’ve made significant efforts to be more responsive to the unique needs of our transfer applicants. By listening closely to their feedback and that of our transfer partners, we’ve become better transfer advocates ourselves. This has helped us continue to build resources, services, and processes that are transfer-inclusive and transfer-focused,” explained Jarrid Dulaney, assistant director and transfer coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  

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