FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions – Students

A. WVU has a rolling admissions policy which means we do not have a specific deadline by which you must apply. The application review period for the fall semester begins September 15. Applicants are considered for and informed of admission on a first-come, first-served basis. We continue to admit students until the freshman class is full. To be eligible for scholarships from WVU, you must be admitted by February 1. Certain scholarships have a mid-January deadline. Please visit the Undergraduate Scholarship Office for more details.
A. You can apply for admission online or fill out a paper application and mail it to us at:
Office of Admissions
West Virginia University
PO Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506
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A. In some cases, students whose test scores and high school academic record don’t meet standard requirements may qualify for alternative admission categories. Please feel free to call us at 304-293-2121 to discuss your situation.
A. We would love to have you visit our beautiful campus! We have tours, visitation days, and open houses throughout the year. Check out our Visit page to find out how to register for a tour or one of our visitation events.
A. We use the information provided on your admissions application to determine whether your residency status. For specifics, please see our Residency Classification page. If you have questions about residency, feel free to contact Adele Siba at Adele.Siba@mail.wvu.edu.
A. WVU requires all single, first-year students (including transfers with fewer than 29 transferable credit hours) to live in University housing. Students living at home with parents within commuting distance of WVU, married students, students with children, and students age 21 and older are exempt from this requirement.
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A. WVU offers college credit for satisfactory scores satisfactory scores on Advanced Placement Program (AP), College-Level Exam Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate Program (IB) exams. More About AP/CLEP/IB Credit at WVU
You can have your scores sent directly to WVU from the testing service or mail a copy to:
Office of Admissions
West Virginia University
PO Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506
A. All college courses are evaluated on a course-per-courses basis. Please see our Transfer Equivalency System to check if your course(s) will transfer to WVU.
A. For incoming freshmen, you can complete the Change of Major Form and submit it to the Office of Admissions. If you have attended New Student Orientation, you will need to contact your academic department.
A. The Office of Admissions is open weekdays from 8:15 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. If you are trying to reach us outside normal work hours, please email us at wvuadmissions@mail.wvu.edu and we will respond.
A.Please feel free to call us at 800-344-WVU1 or 304-293-2121. You can reach us by email at wvuadmissions@mail.wvu.edu, or you can contact your admissions counselor directly.