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Non-Traditional Students

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:

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  years ago , 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

We offer a variety of opportunities for non-traditional students, including the flexible, individualized  Regents Bachelor of Arts program and unique online courses through the  WVU Online Campus.

To apply for on-campus programs, use the WVU Application.

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 or 304-293-2121.

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