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Morgantown consistently ranks among America’s greatest college towns. We’re
known for our friendly people, safe communities and plentiful outdoor recreation.
Experience it for yourself and
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Submit your student’s
admissions application and required documents as early as possible. Updated test scores can be
sent later (by May 1 for merit scholarship consideration).
Pay the academic deposit early.
After your student is admitted,
pay the academic deposit even if they aren’t sure they want to attend WVU.
The academic deposit is required to receive housing and orientation information.
Don’t worry – if your student decides not to attend WVU and notifies us in
writing by May 1 (or December 1 for spring term enrollment), you will get a
full refund of the academic deposit.
All first-time freshmen attend a one-day
New Student Orientation program to meet with an academic adviser, register
for classes, learn about student support services and meet other new students.
Parents, guardians and spouses are also invited to Orientation. Attending Orientation
with your student will introduce you to campus life and help you prepare for
your student’s time at WVU.
Keep in touch with WVU.
Remind your student to check their WVU email regularly for important messages and
reminders – payment deadlines, residence hall move-in information, etc. And
you’re part of Mountaineer nation, too!
Sign up for the Mountaineer Parents Club, open to parents and family members
of WVU students, for special perks like Summer Send-Offs and Parent Electronic