WVU fosters learning for students of all ages and experiences. While most of WVU students are of traditional college age and attend classes full-time, WVU has a number of students who have decided to fulfill their dreams by returning to school.
You are considered a non-traditional student if:
- You are a student over the age of 23.
- You are a student who graduated from high school five or more years ago.
Admission Requirements for Non-Traditional Students
- Non-traditional students are required to submit an official high school transcript
with their application.
- Standardized test scores are not required if you graduated or would have graduated
high school five or more years ago. If you graduated or would have graduated
less than five
, we will accept the scores listed on the official high school transcript or
sent to the WVU Office of Admissions from the testing center, or
- If you are classified non-traditional but you have taken the TASC, GED or HiSET, please review the requirements on our First-Time Freshman page.
- Students who are not attending WVU as freshmen, and decided to attend college
elsewhere, will be considered for admission as a transfer student. Students
must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in all college work attempted.
Non-traditional students who have completed less than 24 transferable credit
hours, at another accredited institution, must also meet the freshman requirements
as listed above.
How to Apply as a Non-Traditional Student
To apply for on-campus programs, use the WVU Application.
To apply for online programs, follow the steps for WVU Online Campus applicants.
For more information on options for non-traditional students, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-293-2121.