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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 a transcript. Essays and letters of recommendation are not required and will not be considered in the admission decision.

An SAT and/or ACT standardized test score is required of all first-time freshman applicants. WVU does not require the writing portion of the ACT or essay for the SAT.

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 Creative Arts

Additional admission requirements for majors in College of Creative Arts.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Technical Art History 3.00 - - - - - -

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-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.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Sport Management 3.00 21 - - 1080 - -

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 (BS) - - - 19 - - 510
Chemistry (BS) - - - 22 - - 540
Forensic Biology - - - 22 - - 540
Forensic Chemistry - - - 22 - - 540
Forensic Examiner - - - 22 - - 540
Mathematics - - - 22 - - 540
Neuroscience - - - 19 - - 510
Physics (BS) - - - 22 - - 540
Psychology (BA) - - - 19 - - 510

Intercollegiate Programs

Additional admission requirements for majors in Intercollegiate Programs.
ACT SAT
GPA Composite English Math Composite EBRW Math
Biochemistry - - - 19 - - 510

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 Chambers College - - - 19 - - 510
Direct admission to major 3.00 - - 22 - - 540

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 - 22 1180 - 540

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 2.00 - - 22 - - 540

School of Nursing

Due to a high-volume of qualified applicants, West Virginia University has temporarily closed direct admission for 2019 first-time freshmen to the School of Nursing – Morgantown campus. Eligible candidates will be admitted to the pre-nursing program.

Direct admissions for 2019 first-time freshmen to the WVU School of Nursing Beckley and Keyser campuses are still being accepted.

For fall 2020 first-time freshmen, the priority deadline for direct admission to the School of Nursing - Morgantown campus is December 1.

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
Direct Admit Pathway Pharmacy 3.50 26 - 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
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.

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.

Submitting Standardized Test Scores

How to Submit Your Scores

Superscores and Score Updates

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