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FYE Course Attribute Certification and Grant Application 2024-26

The First-Year Experience program at Virginia Tech offers students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and perspective needed for a successful academic transition to the university, their major, and their future careers.

Academic units (departments, schools, colleges) are eligible to apply for FYE Attribute Certification and grant funding support.

All courses are required to implement the FYE Guiding Principles into their first-year experience courses: Academic Integrity, Academic Success, Professional Competence, Sense of Belonging and Student Well-Being. 

All certified courses will be considered for base funding as part of this certification/grant proposal process.

Certification Process:
To receive certification, this application must be submitted no later than March 15, 2024. Re-certification of the attribute will occur on a two-year cycle. New course certifications will be accepted on an annual basis. 

If you have any questions about the Attribute Certification and Grant application, please email Kendria Mason.

Certification and Grant Application Due Dates:

  • FYE Course Certification and Grant Application Due: March 15, 2024
  • Annual Reports Due (Reporting on Fall 2023 and Spring 2024): May 15, 2024
  • Year 1 Funding Transfer: July 15, 2024 (target)
  • Year 1 Reporting Deadline: May 15, 2025         
  • Year 2 Funding Transfer: July 15, 2025 (target)
  • Year 2 Reporting Deadline: May 12, 2026