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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:

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, as well as a number of unique online courses and degree programs through the WVU Online and Extended Program, which places special emphasis on non-traditional and adult learners.

For more information on options for non-traditional students you can contact us at or 304-293-2121.

2019 WVU Online Application 

2018 WVU Online Application

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.

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