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Admitted Students

International Students

Steps to Enrollment

You are considered an international student if you are not a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident. To enroll at West Virginia University as an international student, please complete the following steps. Transfer students should also review information on  transfer credit and  transfer scholarships.

  1. 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.

    Log Into WVU Portal

  2. Pay the Academic Deposit

    Paying the academic deposit secures your place in the class. Once the academic deposit is paid, you will receive additional information about housing and New Student Orientation. The academic deposit is fully refundable, provided you cancel your enrollment prior to May 1 for the summer and fall terms, and by December 1 for the spring term.

    Pay Academic Deposit

  3. Submit Additional Documents

    If you were admitted based on unofficial transcripts, or transcripts that did not show your final grades and graduation, you will need to provide final official documents.

    Submit Documents

  4. Take a Virtual Tour of Campus

    If you are already attending school in the U.S. and haven’t already done so, come visit WVU’s beautiful campus in Morgantown, W.Va. If you are unable to visit campus, all is not lost, take a virtual tour!

    Visit Campus
    Start a Virtual Tour 

  5. Apply for Scholarships

    Students admitted by June 1 receive priority consideration for WVU international scholarships. You may also wish to explore other scholarship opportunities with an EducationUSA adviser in your country.

    Explore WVU Scholarships

    Find an EducationUSA Adviser
  6. Request an I-20 or DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility)

    Refer to the link in your admission letter to request an I-20 or DS-2019. Use your WVU Login to upload the necessary documentation to request your I-20 or DS-2019. 

    Submit My I-20 or DS-2019 Application

  7. Complete Pre-Arrival Orientation

    You will be notified via email from International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) on how to complete your Pre-Arrival Orientation.

  8. 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.

    Apply for Housing

  9. 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.

    Choose a Dining Plan
  10. Travel to the U.S. and Arrange Airport Pick-Up

    You are not permitted to travel to the U.S. more than 30 days prior to your program start date (first day of classes). Once you have finalized your travel arrangements to the U.S., if you need assistance with airport pick-up, ground transportation services are available. 

    Make Travel Arrangements 
  11. Move-in

    The Housing Office will send general housing information and housing assignments to your WVU email address, so check your account regularly.

  12. Attend Orientation and Check in

    New Student Orientation will introduce you to WVU and Morgantown. You also will work with an academic adviser to finalize for your first semester classes.

    In addition to your main orientation, International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) will email you about check-in and international student activities during Welcome Week.

    New Student Orientation

  13. Pay Your Bill

    Your student account must be paid in full by the deadline for your intended term.

    Pay Your Bill

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