Class outside

HNFE is a restricted major that requires students maintain certain grade and GPA standards:

  • All students must maintain an in-major GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • All students must earn a C or better in HNFE 1004, CHEM 1035, CHEM 1036, and CHEM 2535 OR 2514.
  • DIET option, double major, and double option students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • SFNE students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.

HNFE's advising model pairs advisors with faculty mentors:
This shared partnership empowers students to establish academic, career, and life goals. Students are guided to reach their full academic potential by assuming responsibility for decision making, critical thinking, and utilizing available resources.

Our academic advisors meet with students during each academic term to provide accurate information about university, college, and departmental policies. Advisors also monitor student progress according to satisfactory progress rules, advise on plans of study,  and assist students in exploring possibilities for course substitutions and transfer credit.


  • Current HNFE students may schedule an advising appointment by registering online.
  • Academic advisors are posted in HokieSpa; select "View Your General Student Information."
  • Faculty mentor information is e-mailed each semester.
HNFE advisors:
Stephanie Nelson
540-231-2259
sthollan@vt.edu
332-A Wallace Hall
Deborah Pollio
540-231-1314
dlpollio@vt.edu
332-A Wallace Hall
Kevin Wogenrich
540-231-3374
kwogen@vt.edu
332-A Wallace Hall