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Straight 2 STATE is an innovative program that allows students who complete an associate’s degree from our partner community and technical colleges a smoother transition to earning a bachelor’s degree at West Virginia State University.

Through the Straight 2 STATE program, students from participating community and technical colleges who earn an associate’s degree will be guaranteed admission into WVSU and into their selected major. In addition, all of a student's academic credits will transfer and be credited toward their degree. The agreement becomes effective with the fall 2018 semester.

Students shall express interest and enroll in the Straight 2 STATE program by the end of their first semester at their community and technical college.  At the conclusion of their first semester,  students in the program will be paired with a WVSU advisor who will co-advise the student to facilitate a smooth transition into the University.
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Straight 2 STATE is an important part of WVSU’s commitment to the process of educating our students. Advising involves both the development and communication of accurate information regarding course selection, degree programs, resources, and university policies/procedures intended to assist students in attaining their educational goals.

WVSU’s Straight 2 STATE advisors provide academic advisement services to all students who chose to come to WVSU from our two-year partner institutions.

Our Advisors

Sharon Smith Banks
Wallace Hall 113
(304) 766-3078

Thomas F.
Thomas F.  Guetzloff, Ph.D.
Wallace Hall 112
(304) 720-3889

Straight 2 STATE Partner Institutions

Bridge Valley Community and Technical College

New River Community and Technical College
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Still have questions? If you can't find the answers to your questions on this page, please contact the Office of Admissions at the information below:

West Virginia State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

124 Ferrell Hall
P.O. Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112-1000
Phone: (304) 204-4345
              (800) 987-2112

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