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Academy of Integrated Science Advising

Your one stop shop for navigating Virginia Tech as an Academy major!

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Flowcharts of coursework, sample plans of study, FAQ, and more can be found on individual programs pages

Academic Advising in Summer 2020

Your academic advisor is available to support you. Out of concern for public health and in accordance with Virginia Tech’s transition to online learning due to COVID-19, summer 2020 semester activities will be offered remotely, including AIS advising services and appointments.

For students wishing to transfer into one of our majors or add one of our minors, please use the information on this page, including the current students pages for a given program in AIS (linked above). We would also love for you to schedule an appointment with us via Navigate. Scroll down and click “Schedule an Appointment” to meet with one of our advisors. 

For new students, orientation will also be virtual this summer. We look forward to meeting you virtually and helping you prepare to start your academic career at VT in fall 2020! Visit our AIS Orientation webpage for more information and answers to your questions.

Dates & Deadlines

The following dates & deadlines can be found on the Registrar’s Dates & Deadlines webpage.

  • Academic Calendar and Census Dates
  • Change of Major Availability
  • Class Meeting Times
  • Drop/Add & Course Request Dates
  • Grade Deadlines and Availability
  • Religious & Ethnic Holidays

Force Add Requests Fall 2020

Select the appropriate force add survey below to request a force add. Please read the instructions on the first page of the survey carefully so that you understand the process and procedures for force add requests.

Schedule an Appointment

Our advisors are happy to meet with you to discuss your plan of study, help you in your decision making, and point you to resources. Please make an appointment with us anytime you need help or have questions!

College of Science Forms

If your primary major is in the College of Science, including CMDA, NANO, NMED, and SYSB, your academic forms can be found here. This includes things like Undergraduate Research, Authorization to Take Courses Elsewhere, Course Withdrawal, and more.

Adding an Academy Major

You can change your major to an AIS major or can add a secondary major in any of our programs. Because our majors are truly interdisciplinary, they compliment many other majors and add a unique depth to your academic curriculum at Virginia Tech.

Hokie Spa

Hokie Spa is your student portal. You can update your personal information, run a Degree Audit Report, view your transcript, and more.

Meet Your Advising Team


Carrie Hopkins

Academic Advisor
Phone: 540-231-2442

CMDA: Last names A-J
Nanoscience/Nanomedicine: Last names M-Z


Charlotte Parks

Recruiter and Academic Advisor
Phone: 540-231-8131

CMDA: Last names P-Z
Systems Biology: Last names M-Z
ISC: Cohort 9 (Entered VT in Fall 2019)


Cara Conley

Academic Advising and Enrollment Manager
Phone: 540-231-8132

CMDA: Last names K-O
Data & Decisions: Last names A-Z
Nanoscience/Nanomedicine: Last names A-L
Systems Biology: Last names A-L
ISC: Cohort 8 (Entered VT in Fall 2018)


James Steiner

Division Leader 
Science Technology & Law
Phone: 540-231-9216

Science, Technology, & Law: Last names A-Z