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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. If applying to WVU test optional, please review the test optional requirements.

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

Freshman Class Statistics

The average student enrolled in WVU’s fall 2019 freshman class had a 3.45 high school GPA, concorded ACT best set of 23 and a concorded SAT best set of 1185.  We would encourage you to review our  admitted student profile statistics.

Test Optional Requirements

Students applying for admission to WVU for the spring, summer or fall terms in 2021 may submit their application for consideration without an SAT or ACT score.

There is no minimum GPA requirement for students to apply test optional. We would encourage you to review our admitted student profile statistics before making your decision to apply test optional.

Select academic programs will require a test score for direct admission. This is due to the competitive nature of some majors, or limited space. However, WVU will automatically evaluate all applicants regardless of major for the Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success (CLASS). This ensures that students receive an admissions decision if awaiting a test date.

Student who apply test optional may still provide a test score up until May 1, 2021, and are encouraged do so in order to qualify for direct admissions into certain major as well as merit awards.

Test Optional Evaluation Process

The Office of Admissions will evaluate the following criteria for test optional applicants

  • Overall high school GPA
  • Intended major
  • We will place a heavy emphasis on performance in core course requirements as well as any coursework that directly relate to the students intended major.
  • Performance in AP, IB and Honors courses

Please review test optional FAQ for more details.

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 for the spring and fall 2021 terms.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math ALEKS
Engineering Track 1 3.00 - - 28 - - 660 -
Engineering Track 1 (Test Optional Requirements) 3.50 - - - - - - 75
Engineering Track 2 2.75 - - 26 - - 610 -
Engineering Track 2 - Test Optional 3.50 - - - - - - 65
Engineering Track 3 2.50 - - 22 - - 540 -
Engineering Track 3 - Test Optional 3.50 - - - - - - 45
General Engineering - Test Optional 3.50 - - - - - - -

College of Creative Arts

Additional admission requirements for majors in College of Creative Arts for the spring and fall 2021 terms.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math ALEKS
Technical Art History 3.00 - - - - - - -

College of Education and Human Services

Additional admission requirements for majors in College of Education and Human Services for the spring and fall 2021 terms.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math ALEKS
Child Development and Family Studies 2.50 - - - - - - -
Pre-Communication Studies and Disorders 3.00 23 - - 1140 - - -
Pre-Elementary Education 2.75 20 - - 1050 - - -

College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

Additional admission requirements for majors in College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences for the spring and fall 2021 terms.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math ALEKS
Sport Management 3.00 - - - - - - -

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Additional admission requirements for majors in Eberly College of Arts and Sciences for the spring and fall 2021 terms.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math ALEKS
Forensic Biology - - - 22 - - 540 -
Forensic Chemistry - - - 22 - - 540 -
Forensic Examiner - - - 22 - - 540 -

John Chambers College of Business and Economics

Additional admission requirements for majors in John Chambers College of Business and Economics for the spring and fall 2021 terms.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math ALEKS
Admission to Chambers College 2.75 - - - - - - -
Direct admission to major 3.00 - - - - - - -

School of Dentistry

Additional admission requirements for majors in School of Dentistry for the spring and fall 2021 terms.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math ALEKS
Dental Hygiene 3.70 24 - 22 1180 - 540 -
Dental Hygiene - Test Optional 3.70 - - - - - - 45

School of Medicine

Additional admission requirements for majors in School of Medicine for the spring and fall 2021 terms.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math ALEKS
Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics 2.00 - - 22 - - 540 -
Immunology and Medical Microbiology 3.70 - - 28 - - 660 -

School of Public Health

Additional admission requirements for majors in School of Public Health for the spring and fall 2021 terms.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math ALEKS
Public Health 2.75 - - - - - - -

Transcript Submission

For Application Review

All applicants must submit transcripts of previous coursework or self-report courses and grades.

Options for submitting transcripts and self-reported courses and grades are:

For Enrollment

If submitting unofficial transcripts for application review, please note that an official transcript must be received upon enrollment. Mail, email or fax your transcript to:

Office of Admissions 
West Virginia University 
P.O. Box 6009 
Morgantown, WV 26506-6009

WVUadmissions@mail.wvu.edu

Fax: 304-293-8832

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. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to verify and/or edit reported calculations.

Submitting Standardized Test Scores

How to Submit Your Scores

Superscores and Score Updates

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