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COVID-19 Community Update

The University continues to monitor the changing situation regarding COVID-19. Please check coronavirus.wvu.edu for up-to-date information.

WVU Admissions COVID-19 Updates

To do our part to prevent further spread of COVID-19, we have canceled all campus tours and in-person on- and off-campus events. In addition, the Office of Admissions is no longer taking in-person appointments or walk-ins.

Our staff continues to be fully operational at this time and is striving to meet students’ needs as quickly as possible. Find answers to your questions below:


General Questions

How to contact us and what to expect during our temporary in-person office closure.

Is the Office of Admissions open for in-person visits or appointments?

The Office of Admissions is closed until further notice, but the staff is conducting all business from home on a regular schedule.

Will Admissions staff be available for help and support? How can I contact them?

Yes! Office of Admissions staff members are still available to help you with any questions or problems you may have during this temporary closure of in-office operations.

There are many ways to reach Office of Admissions staff. Here are some of the best options:


Prospective Students

Tour and event updates – and how to learn about WVU with our virtual resources.

Can I still come to campus even though events are canceled?

We strongly discourage familes from traveling to campus at the given time to help protect both the safety of our campus and local community. Both of our Visitors Centers are currently closed to the public as well as the majority of our campus facilities.

How can I learn about WVU while campus visits are suspended?

We have assembled a variety of virtual resources to help you explore our campus, academic programs and student life experience during this time.

No matter where you are, you can tour campus and our residence halls through our virtual tours.

To learn more about academics, browse our detailed undergraduate major pages. Each page includes a program summary, learning opportunities, related careers and links to more information. You can also explore by career pathway. Not sure what you want to study? Take our Buzzfeed quiz for a suggestion.

Is it too late to apply to WVU for the Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 terms?

No! But there are a few things to consider:

WVU offers a rolling admissions policy, so our application continues to be open for the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 terms. First-time freshman, and some transfer and international applicants, are required to submit a standardized test score along with other required admissions materials. With the cancellation of several spring test dates by ACT and College Board, students who have not taken a standardized test should be mindful of our enrollment timeline. It may be challenging to schedule a June or July test date and complete all necessary steps in time to enroll for the Fall 2020 term.

Our recruitment team can work with students to ensure fulfillment of all necessary requirements for admission in time for their term of choice.

When will campus visit operations resume?

WVU has suspended all campus visitations through April 30, 2020. Tours after April 30 are currently unaffected, but WVU will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.

Will Junior Preview Day be rescheduled?

Junior Preview Day has been converted into a virtual event and will take place on April 13 as originally scheduled. Details for the event and registration can be found online. Future on-campus event opportunities for the Class of 2021 are being considered and will be communicated once campus tour operations resume.

Will WVU be attending any college fairs or regional events this spring?

Our team of WVU Regional Recruiters will not be attending spring college fairs or hosting in-market events for the duration of the spring. We will revisit summer opportunities. However, we are available to answer questions and support your steps to enrollment. Connect with us via phone or email.


Admitted Students or Students in the Application Process

Updated deadlines and how to complete your application and steps toward enrollment.

Does WVU adhere to the May 1 national deadline?

WVU offers a rolling admissions policy and does not have a deadline to enroll, provided that space is available. To accommodate fall 2020 students, we have extended the academic deposit refund policy until to June 1. Housing has also extended the partial housing deposit refund until June 1. For students canceling their WVU attendance, deposits will be automatically refunded within 3-4 weeks if canceled prior to June 1. Deposits are forfeited after that date.

How can I talk to other future Mountaineers?

Join a Facebook group! We have one for parents, too.

And be sure to check out our Class of 2024 Social Center for merchandise, downloads and a #WVUbound playlist.

I have already filed an application with WVU but need to send supporting documents. How can I submit my test scores and transcripts? 

I read that WVU changed the GPA requirements for currently enrolled students to maintain their merit award. Does this apply to first-time student populations?

Yes. Incoming Fall 2020 students who are offered a scholarship will benefit from the updated renewal GPA requirement, as it will now be easier to keep their scholarship over their four years of study.

Please note that WVU has not made any changes to the Fall 2020 scholarship requirements for first-time freshman, transfer or international students. However, we have extended the merit eligibility deadline for first-time students to July 15th. If admitted by this date, students will be evaluated for many of our centralized merit awards, and those already admitted can submit official, recalculated GPAs and test scores for increased merit.

Is New Student Orientation (NSO) still scheduled as planned?

WVU will move its New Student Orientation program to an online experience, replacing an on-campus experience that is typically held the month of June. The decision to develop a virtual experience was made due to the evolving novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and health of our incoming students and their families is always our first priority. More details about this event will be posted soon on orientation.wvu.edu.

Is the housing deposit still refundable if I do not attend WVU?

The housing deposit is partially refundable; $125 of the $225 deposit will be refunded if you cancel your attendance by June 1. This has been extended from the original date of May 1. You may cancel your attendance and all departments will be notified and refunds will be processed within 3-4 weeks.

My SAT or ACT testing day was canceled.  Can I still apply?

WVU requires an ACT or SAT for first-time freshman students, and some transfer and international populations; we have not waived this requirement. If you have not taken a standardized test and are applying for the summer or fall 2020 terms, please contact your admissions counselor to discuss in more detail.

What is the deadline for receiving scholarships and financial aid?

WVU will continue to award eligible students centralized merit- and need-based financial aid if admitted by July 15. A completed FAFSA must be on file to be eligible for need-based funding. For those already admitted, we will continue to accept updated GPAs and test scores through July 15 for review of increased merit.

Please note that eligibility requirements for the West Virginia Promise Scholarship differ from WVU's requirements for merit and aid.

Who do I contact if I’m having difficulty providing required application materials due to COVID-19 interruptions?

If you are having difficulty compiling your necessary application materials, including transcripts or standardized test scores, please contact your WVU admissions counselor to discuss your situation.

Who do I contact with questions about financial aid or my student account?

Mountaineer Hub staff members are available to help you with questions about financial aid, scholarships and your student account and can be contacted by phone – 304-293-1988 – or through the Mountaineer Hub online inquiry form. Visit the Mountaineer Hub site for details.

Will WVU accept College Board AP coursework completed online using the College Board approved at-home testing option?

Advanced Placement scores received through the at-home testing option for AP classes will result in the same course placement or credit as traditional AP scores. AP scoring will remain consistent, and we believe the College Board is the best positioned resource to evaluate the achievement of established learning outcomes in AP coursework.

Will WVU accept my dual enrollment or transfer courses graded Pass/Fail due to COVID-19 changes implemented at other institutions?

Yes, we will continue to review incoming coursework for content. If deemed transferrable by our Registrar and graded Pass/Fail, they will apply to WVU’s High Pass/Pass/Fail scale and translate if a prerequisite.

Passing grades are not factored into a student’s GPA and will not improve your qualifications for first-time freshman or transfer scholarship eligibility. However, all transferable letter and failed grades will be factored into your WVU GPA calculation.

As always, students may visit our Transfer Credit pages to search course equivalencies at other institutions or request review of a course. Any questions regarding transfer credit, or related issues, may email transfercredit@mail.wvu.edu.

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