To be considered for freshman admission, you must successfully complete the following high school unit requirements:
- 4 units of English (including grammar, composition and literature)
- 3 units of college preparatory mathematics (units must be Algebra I or higher,
Math I or higher and include Algebra II; Transitional Math for High School Seniors
will also be accepted)
- 4 units of social studies/fine arts (any combination of social studies, fine arts or humanities will fulfill the requirement; combination must include U.S. studies/history)
- 3 units of science (recommended units include biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and environmental science)
- 2 units of the same world language (American Sign Language is acceptable)
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.
West Virginia residents: minimum 2.0 cumulative high school GPA
and either a superscored ACT composite of 19 or a superscored SAT Evidence Based
Reading/Writing and Math Section score of 990.
- Nonresidents: minimum 2.5 cumulative high school GPA and either a superscored ACT composite of 21 or a superscored SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math Section score of 1060.
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.
- How do I send my transcript?
- How does WVU calculate my GPA?
- How do I submit my test scores? And what's a "superscore"?
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
|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
|Technical Art History||3.00||-||-||-||-||-||-|
College of Education and Human Services
|Child Development and Family Studies||2.50||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Pre-Communication Studies and Disorders||3.00||23||-||-||1140||-||-|
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
John Chambers College of Business and Economics
|Admission to Chambers College||-||-||-||19||-||-||510|
|Direct admission to major||3.00||-||-||22||-||-||540|
School of Dentistry
School of Medicine
|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.
School of Pharmacy
|Direct Admit Pathway Pharmacy||3.50||26||-||26||1240||-||610|
School of Public Health
|Pre-Public Health Option 1||2.75||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Pre-Public Health Option 2||2.50||19||-||-||1010||-||-|
|Public Health Option 1||3.00||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Public Health Option 2||2.75||21||-||-||1080||-||-|
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:
- High school counseling office may email or mail an official transcript, or send via an electronic document service.
- Applicant may submit an unofficial high school transcript via email or mail at
any time, or they may upload the document when completing the WVU Application.
- Applicant may complete the self-reported courses and grades section on the WVU Application or the Common Application for 9th-11th grade; only self-reported courses are required for 12th grade.
- Once dual enrollment or college-in-high school grades post, submit official transcripts of completed college coursework directly from the degree-granting institution.
- Official college transcripts must be received from the degree-granting institution and will not be processed if submitted by an applicant or school counselor.
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
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
- Score reports sent directly from the testing agency. Our ACT code is 4540; College Board code is 5904.
- An official score report (the PDF version) direct from the student or school counselor.
- Listed on the official transcript submitted by the student’s school counseling office
- Please note:
- We do not accept screen shots, web print-outs or photos of score reports.
- Students may not self-report test scores on the Common Application or the WVU Application.
- We will not accept scores listed on an unofficial transcript.
Superscores and Score Updates
- We accept multiple test dates for either exam and superscore for admission, the Honors College and merit awards.
- WVU combines the highest sub-scores from different test dates to create a "superscore" total or composite.
- Once admitted, students may continue to submit new scores (our merit deadline is February 1 for updating scores).