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GSSO Virtual Appointments

The Greater D.C. Area GSSO department is currently working remotely.  To schedule a virtual appointment to meet with one of the advisor's please click on the button below:

The Graduate Student Services Office provides services that contribute to the professional and personal development of graduate students and enhance their quality of life while at Virginia Tech. We support a vibrant graduate community and culture through a variety of events and programs and work closely with other university offices to ensure that their services fit graduate students’ needs.

Services We Provide

  • Changes to current status (readmission, non-degree to degree)
  • Citizenship verification for Financial Aid
  • International Students and Scholars Services
  • Plan of Study Review (Course Changes, Committee Changes)
  • Processing Graduate School forms (such as In-State Tuition Request, Reduced Tuition for K-12 educators, Change of Campus, Name Change, etc)
  • Receiving official transcripts for admissions or transfer credit. Request for official Virginia Tech transcripts must go to the Registrar in Blacksburg.
  • Registration assistance (Add, Drop, Withdraw, Registration, Leave of Absence, etc)
  • Student events, in partnership with the Graduate Student Assembly

Services Not Provided By The GSSO

  • The Graduate Student Services Office does not release information regarding student attendance, degree, or transcripts.
  • Please contact the Virginia Tech Graduate School or Registrar for academic information. Contact information for the Virginia Tech Graduate School and Registrar office can be found here.

Contact Information and Appointments

Walk-in's are welcomed, but it's recommended to make an appointment. To make an appointment please contact Susan Merten at (703) 538-8310 or

Debbie Payne
Enrollment Services Assistant
Phone: 703-538-8322

Jessica Mullins
Assistant Director for DC International Student Services
Phone: 703-538-8326

Corinne Julien
Senior Academic Progress Advisor
Phone: 703-538-8439

Torri Brown
Academic Progress/Immigration Specialist
Phone: 703-538-3775

Contact Us

Greater D.C. Area GSSO

Department E-Mail:
Main Phone Line: (703) 538-8327

International Student Services

Phone: +1 (703) 538-8326
Fax: +1 (703) 538-8320

Mailing Address

Virginia Tech
Northern Virginia Center
7054 Haycock Rd
Falls Church, VA 22043