Steps to Enrollment
You are considered a first-time freshman if you are a current high school senior, have a GED or haven't attended college since graduating. To enroll at West Virginia University as a first-time freshman, please complete the following steps:
Log Into WVU Portal
Now that you’re admitted, it’s time to get connected. To access the WVU Portal, you need to activate your Login. The WVU Portal connects you to STAR, DegreeWorks, eCampus and your MIX email – all important online programs. You'll also use the WVU Portal to complete many of the steps required for enrolling at WVU.
Pay Your Academic Deposit – Save your Spot
The academic deposit is required of all students, even if you are receiving a scholarship. Payment is due by December 1 for students entering in the spring and by May 1 for students entering in the fall.
File the FAFSA
The FAFSA is available October 1 if you are interested in receiving financial aid or scholarships. Please be sure to file the FAFSA prior to the March 1 deadline.
Find and Apply for Scholarships
Students admitted by November 15 for spring and February 1 for fall receive priority consideration for WVU scholarships. You should also investigate private scholarship sources to help fund your education.
Pay the Housing Deposit and Submit the Housing Application
After you pay the academic deposit, complete the online housing application and select your top three residence hall choices. You will be able to complete your housing application the first week of October. Visit WVU Housing for application details and timelines.
Register for and Attend New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation occurs in June for students beginning the fall semester. Information will be mailed to students who have paid the academic deposit in early March. When you register, you can select your preferred date.
Sign Up for Adventure WV
Start your college experience like a real Mountaineer. Our optional Adventure WV trips are peer-led, adventure-based programs that will prepare you for life at WVU. All trips are $95 or less and take place in June, July or August.
Choose a Trip
Choose a Dining Plan
All students living in WVU residence halls are required to have a dining plan. If you are commuting, you have the option of purchasing a non-resident plan.
Pay Your Bill
Your student account must be paid in full by the deadline for your intended term.
Move In – You're Home
If you are living in a residence hall, you can view the Residence Hall Opening and Closing Dates for your upcoming semester in advance. You will receive additional information at your MIX email address, so please check your account regularly.
Want More Details?
Review the Mountaineer Timeline.