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Admission Requirements

To be considered for freshman admission, you must successfully complete the following high school unit requirements:

Please note:  Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the Morgantown campus.

In addition to the high school unit requirements listed above, you must meet the following requirements based on your residency.

All applications  must be accompanied by an official transcript. Essays and letters of recommendation are not required and will not be considered in the admission decision.

College and Program Admission Requirements for First-Time Freshmen

Admission to the University does not ensure admission into a specific school or college. Some colleges and programs have  additional admission standards that exceed the requirements for admission to WVU. Also, some Engineering majors may reach capacity and therefore will be restricted from entry.

Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Additional admission requirements for majors in Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Engineering Track 1 3.00 - - 28 - - 660
Engineering Track 2 2.75 - - 26 - - 610
Engineering Track 3 2.50 - - 22 - - 540

College of Education and Human Services

Additional admission requirements for majors in College of Education and Human Services.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Child Development and Family Studies 2.50 - - - - - -
Elementary Education 3.00 26 - - 1240 - -
Pre-Elementary Education 2.75 20 - - 1050 - -
Pre-Speech Pathology and Audiology 3.00 23 - - 1130 - -

College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

Additional admission requirements for majors in College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Sport Management 3.50 24 - - 1180 - -

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Additional admission requirements for majors in Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Biology - - - 19 - - 510
Chemistry - - - 22 - - 540
Forensic and Investigative Science - - - 22 - - 540
Mathematics - - - 22 - - 540
Physics - - - 22 - - 540

John Chambers College of Business and Economics

Additional admission requirements for majors in John Chambers College of Business and Economics.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Admission to the Chambers College of Business and Economics - - - 19 - - 510
Direct admission to major 3.00 - - 22 - - 540

Reed College of Media

Additional admission requirements for majors in Reed College of Media.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
College Admission - Non-Residents 2.50 21 - - 1070 - -
College Admission - Residents 2.00 19 - - 990 - -

School of Dentistry

Additional admission requirements for majors in School of Dentistry.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Dental Hygiene 3.70 24 - - 1180 - -

School of Medicine

Additional admission requirements for majors in School of Medicine.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Immunology and Medical Microbiology 3.70 - - 26 - - 610
Medical Laboratory Science 3.75 - - 26 - - 610

School of Nursing

Additional admission requirements for majors in School of Nursing.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Nursing 3.80 26 - 22 1240 - 540
Nursing 3.60 28 - 22 1310 - 540
Pre-Nursing 3.20 23 - 22 1140 - 540

School of Pharmacy

Additional admission requirements for majors in School of Pharmacy.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Pre-Pharmacy 3.50 - - 26 1240 - 610

School of Public Health

Additional admission requirements for majors in School of Public Health.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Pre-Public Health 2.50 19 - - 1010 - -
Pre-Public Health 2.75 - - - - - -
Public Health 2.75 21 - - 1080 - -
Public Health 3.00 - - - - - -

About Test Super Scores

WVU combines the highest sub-scores from different test dates to create a “super score” total or composite for admissions and scholarship consideration eligibility. WVU does not require you to take the optional written component of the ACT examination or the SAT Essay.

SAT: WVU will continue to accept pre-March 2016 SAT scores. If SAT scores are received for both pre-March 2016 and post-March 2016 sittings, super scores will be calculated separately. A set of super scores will exist for the pre-March scores and a set of super scores will exist for the post-March scores. WVU does not require the essay portion of the SAT test.

How GPA is Calculated and Evaluated

Grade-point average (GPA) is based on information received from a student’s high school transcript. The most recent cumulative GPA on the transcript is used when determining admission to the University. This is the same GPA used by the Undergraduate Scholarship Office when determining scholarship eligibility.

WVU reviews high school GPA based on a four-point grading scale. In most instances, WVU will consider weighted GPA when determining eligibility for admission and scholarships. WVU reserves the right to recalculate GPA when the weighted or non-weighted GPA falls outside of the four-point scale or in other instances where recalculation is deemed appropriate.

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