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Undergraduate Admissions invites employees and alumni to assist with reading application essays

From: The Office of Undergraduate Admissions

In the spirit of Ut Prosim, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is searching for university employees and alumni to serve as essay readers in the application review process.

Prospective students applying for admission must complete the Ut Prosim Profile essays within the application. Each set of essays must be read at least twice by different members of the university community. Having more readers allows for more diverse perspectives when scoring the essays.  

Last year, Virginia Tech received more than 45,000 applications, meaning any level of time volunteers can devote to reading essays is greatly appreciated.

Training is provided for new essay readers. Scheduled trainings are as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 8, at 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 3, at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11:00 a.m.

Click HERE to register to attend.

If you are interested in training to be a reader but the above dates/times do not work for you, please contact Jane Todd at

If you received reader training in 2021, no additional training is required. Contact Jane Todd to confirm your availability.

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