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Current West Virginia State University YJC High School Partners
  • Buffalo High School
  • Capital High School
  • Clay County High School
  • George Washington High School
  • Herbert Hoover High School
  • Hurricane High School
  • Nitro High School
  • Poca High School
  • Ravenswood High School
  • Riverside High School
  • Ripley High School
  • Scott High School
  • Sherman high School
  • Sissonville High School
  • South Charleston High School
  • St. Albans High School
  • Teays Valley Christian School
  • Upward Bound
  • Van High School
  • Winfield High School
  • Cross Lanes Christian School
If you do not see your high school listed, please check back. We are expanding our reach throughout West Virginia to neighboring counties. 

‚ÄčIf you want to speak to someone from WVSU, please contact James Taylor (304) 766-3145 or email at

West Virginia State University, in accordance with Title 133 Procedural Rule of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, follows the guidelines for the offering of YJC courses for high school students found in Series 19. To view this policy, please click here.
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowCourse Offerings Available to High Schools
Course Offerings Available to High Schools
  • American Music a Panorama
  • Art
  • Art Appreciation
  • Astronomy
  • Beginning Spanish
  • Business Information Skills
  • College Algebra               
  • Elementary Spanish       
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Environmental Biology
  • Fitness for Living  
  • Foundations of Education
  • Healthy Living
  • History of the Holocaust
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Computers and Their Apps
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Music Appreciation        
  • Mythology and Folklore
  • Speech Communication
  • Studio 1 Introduction to Art        
  • The Art of the Theatre
  • US History
  • World History
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrow1 + 3 Program
Representatives of Boone, Kanawha, and Putnam County Schools signed a memorandum of understanding with West Virginia State University allowing high school students in their counties to get a jump start on college education.

Through the 1 + 3 program, students can complete their first 30 hours of college credit while still in high school, and then finish their degrees at WVSU over the next three years.

The 1 + 3 program is for students seeking bachelor’s degrees in art, biology, business administration, chemistry and elementary education. 
How to Apply:
  1. Complete the registration form which is available in your high school guidance office.
  2. Please complete all information including required signatures and courses desired to take for Yellow Jacket Connection (YJC) in high school.
  3. Submit your completed registration form to your high school counselor for counselor information and signature.
  4. The course instructor will receive a finalized roster with the students' WVSU A number (Student Identification Number) and instructions to log into MyState. MyState access allows the student to check their WVSU email, make online payments, view financial balances, and view unofficial transcripts.
Registration Information:
  1. Registration forms are available at your high school guidance office.
  2. Fall registration takes place May-August. Spring registration takes place October-December.
  3. Students are registered into the university course(s) for which they have selected and meet the proper pre-requisites. Pre-requisites are listed in the University Catalog.
  4. Students are held to the same enrollment, withdrawal, and grading policies as for all university students enrolled on campus. The Student Handbook can be found here.
  5. Students have two weeks from the first day of school in their county to add/drop courses each semester. After this date, students will not be able to drop courses. The student will be responsible for the registration fee and will receive a grade on their permanent transcript. 
Benefits to Students
  • By receiving college credit students have a leg up when starting at their institution of choice because they have already had experience in a college environment.
  • Classes transfer throughout the state and the country.
  • Students have the opportunity to graduate sooner because they have general classes out of the way.
  • Opportunities afforded to traditional students at WVSU are available to YJC students such as full access to the library that allows them access to our databases online.
  • Earning power increases with a college degree.
Benefits to Parents
  • Parents save money through YJC classes offered to high school students compared to regular college students because the classes cost less than classes offered on campus.
  • By earning credits before college, students have a greater chance of graduating earlier which allows the parents or student to pay less for a college degree.
For more information contact:
James Taylor 
(304) 766-3145 

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