Admissions Decision Appeal
First-time freshmen and transfer students
Please review the following information to determine if you qualify to appeal your admissions decision at WVU.
- If you are a first-time freshman and have new official SAT or ACT scores and/or a new official high school transcript with an updated GPA calculation, you may continue to work with your admissions representative to have new credentials reviewed for consideration for the main campus. You are not required to formally appeal.
- If you are a first-time freshman admitted to the Undergraduate Studies program but denied admission to a particular academic major, you do not need to file an admissions appeal. If you have an improved GPA and/or test score, then you will need to work with your admissions representative to make sure your file has been updated to the appropriate major.
- If you are a first-time freshman referred to Potomac State College or WVU Institute of Technology and have updated credentials, you may work with your WVU admissions representative to review the requirements for the main campus.
- If you are a new transfer student and have sent an updated college transcript, you will not be required to formally appeal. You may work with a transfer admissions representative to have new credentials reviewed for consideration for admission.
- Transfer students applying to a health sciences program are not eligible to file the appeal process. You should contact your admissions representative to determine next steps
If you are a first-time freshman or first-time transfer student who has received
a letter from the WVU Office of Admissions denying admission to the Morgantown
campus and do not meet any of the scenarios outlined above, then you are eligible
to file an appeal.
Non-traditional student appeals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you are classified as a non-traditional student and wish to appeal your decision, please reach out to your representative to discuss next steps.
If you determine from the information outlined above that you qualify to appeal your admissions decision, your first step is to reach out to your admissions representative. They will assist you by providing a timeline and instructions for submitting the documentation necessary to evaluate your decision and begin the appeal process.
Find Your Admissions Representative
First-time freshmen (current high school seniors)
- Your counselor is linked by geographic region: admissions.wvu.edu/admissions-counselors
Transfer students (have earned college credit after graduating high school)
Nontraditional students (have not attended college and graduated high school 5+ years ago and/or over the age of 23)
Please contact your representative using their email address and include “WVU Admissions Appeal” in the subject line. Be sure to include the following in the body of the email:
- your full name
- date of birth
- high school or college you attend.