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A college degree is at your fingertips when you register for classes at West Virginia State University. Whether day, night, or online, we have a variety of courses that will meet your academic needs. Take a moment to review all the general information that you need to know about getting registered and then visit the class schedule so you can start registering today. 
All students must be admitted to the University to register for classes. Please review the general information below for more information.

Spring and Summer 2015 Registration Information

Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 Registration starts October 27, 2014. Please see your academic advisor starting October 6, 2014 to review the courses you need to take and to obtain your term personal identification number (PIN). You may find information about your Academic Advisor in MyState.
 
Start Date Who May Register
October 27              Seniors, Honors Program Students, Graduate Students and Post-Graduate Students
October 29   Juniors (60 - 89 credits)
October 31   Sophomores (30 - 59 credits)
November 3   Freshmen (0 - 29 credits)

Open registration starts November 10, 2014 and this period includes students who have been properly re-admitted through the Registration and Records Office. Once you reach your initial registration start date, you may continue to register or make adjustments to your schedule throughout the registration period.
 

Admission

FIRST-TIME WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY (WVSU) STUDENTS  who never attended college must submit a WVSU application form, a high school transcript or GED certificate, and ACT or SAT scores to the Admissions Office located at 124 Ferrell Hall. You may submit applications online, but please remember to submit the other required materials to the Admissions Office. High school graduates who previously completed WVSU or other college courses in high school or on campus must complete the full admission process before enrolling in classes.
  
TRANSFER STUDENTS who attended other colleges must submit a WVSU application form and an official transcript from each college attended to the Admissions Office located at 124 Ferrell Hall. Transfer students who completed 30 hours or less of college credits must also submit a high school transcript or GED certificate, and ACT or SAT scores.
  
READMITTED STUDENTS who previously attended WVSU, but are not currently enrolled or returning as transient students from another college must submit a WVSU readmission form to Registration and Records located at 127 Ferrell Hall. Students on academic probation must obtain permission for readmission from the Academic Affairs Office located at 101 Ferrell Hall prior to attempting to register.
 
TRANSIENT STUDENTS whose home institution is not WVSU must submit a WVSU application form and a transient approval form from the home institution each semester they intend to enroll at WVSU.
 
POST-BACCALAUREATE STUDENTS taking undergraduate courses must submit a WVSU application form and either an undergraduate transcript or diploma as evidence of graduation. Post-baccalaureate students pursuing a second degree must submit official transcripts of all previous college work to Registration and Records located at 127 Ferrell Hall.
 
GRADUATE STUDENTS who wish to apply for admission to a master’s degree program in Biotechnology, Media Studies, or Law Enforcement and Administration should request an electronic copy of the application by contacting the numbers below because each graduate program has specific requirements as outlined by the application form.
 
(304) 766-3102
(304) 766-3254
(304) 766-3195
(304) 766-3381

Academic Advising

All students (i.e., new, continuing, readmitted, or transfer) must see an academic advisor to register for classes.  The academic advisor will provide each student with a PIN to enroll in courses.   Each college will advise students based on their major, but students without a declared major should receive advising from the academic college that has the major closest to what the student would like to pursue. For assistance locating your advisor, students with a declared major should contact the departmental office of their major or college dean.  Student without a declared major should contact Academic Affairs located at 101 Ferrell Hall or call (304) 766-3146. Contact college offices using the following numbers:
 
201 Davis Fine Arts          
(304) 766-3196
112 Hill Hall
(304) 766-3065
101 Hamblin Hall
(304) 766-3102
520 Wallace Hall
(304) 766-3081

NEW FIRST-TIME WVSU STUDENTS who completed their application and received an acceptance letter may register for classes for the upcoming semester during an orientation, advising, and registration session held on campus. You can schedule your orientation session by visiting New Student Advising. Please make sure you have your official WVSU ID (i.e., A00XXXXXX) and password that you received with your acceptance letter prior to attempting to schedule an orientation session.   
 
All other students (i.e., continuing, readmitted, transfer, and transient) should register online using MyState at their assigned time or during open registration. You must visit your academic advisor prior to registering to receive a PIN. For assistance locating your advisor, please contact the college directly using the following numbers:
 
201 Davis Fine Arts          
(304) 766-3196
112 Hill Hall
(304) 766-3065
101 Hamblin Hall
(304) 766-3102
520 Wallace Hall
(304) 766-3081
 
POST-BACCALAUREATE STUDENTS taking undergraduate courses must go to Registration and Records to obtain a PIN. Post-baccalaureate students are not required to see an academic advisor, but we encourage them to consult one if they need assistance.
 
For further information about registration, please contact Registration and Records located at 127 Ferrell Hall by phone at (304) 766-4146 or (800) 987-2112.
 

Adding and Dropping Classes

Students should plan schedules carefully in order to avoid having to make changes after registering. Students may make schedule adjustments using MyState, but you cannot make changes after the second day of the second week of the semester. Any changes made after this time requires special permission from the dean of the college offering the class. Students will receive a grade of W if they drop a course after the second day. A student will receive a grade of F if they stop attending the class, but fail to withdraw from the course. Students should check with Financial Aid located at 125 Ferrell Hall prior to dropping the course to see what effect it will have on their financial aid eligibility. Students that require permission to enroll in a closed class or one that requires must see the dean of the college that offers the class to register. For assistance adding or dropping a class, please contact the college directly using the following numbers:
 
201 Davis Fine Arts          
(304) 766-3196
112 Hill Hall
(304) 766-3065
101 Hamblin Hall
(304) 766-3102
520 Wallace Hall
(304) 766-3081
 

Withdrawing from the University 

If you wish to drop all of your courses during a semester, you must complete the withdrawal process. You will receive a grade of W for all the courses dropped. Please visit Registration and Records located at 127 Ferrell Hall to obtain a withdrawal form. All withdrawals must occur prior to the ninth week of the semester. Failure to withdraw from courses that you do not attend will result in a failing grade. This can negatively affect your eligibility to receive financial aid.
 

Billing and Payment

Students must make sure to take care of all financial obligations related to college. If you register early, you will receive a bill for your expenses, but if you register near the start of a semester, you must arrange for payment at the time of registration. Please consult MyState for a detailed record of your bill or visit the Cashier located at 117 Ferrell Hall. Failure to pay your bill in a timely manner may result in your removal from all of your classes. We offer several payment plans to help prevent this from occurring, but you should contact the Cashier to discuss your options.
 

Foreign Language Test-out

Students that took two years of high school French or Spanish may test-out of French or Spanish 101. You must take the test-out exam the first week of classes, and you have to enroll in French or Spanish 101 to receive credit. Students receive a grade of K if they pass the test-out. This grade provides three hours of credit, but is not part of the grade point average calculation. Students that pass the test-out can enroll in a more advanced foreign language course. Students with three or more years of French or Spanish should enroll in French or Spanish 201. Please visit the Foreign Language Lab located at 218 Ferrell Hall for more information about what course to take and the times of the test-outs.

 

Math AND English Placement Exams

Students with more than five years between finishing high school and enrolling in college, and who do not have ACT/SAT scores, can take the ACCUPLACER exams to determine course placement. Additionally, students who feel that their ACT/SAT scores do not reflect their ability in math or English can also take the ACCUPLACER exams to improve their placement in these areas. The ACCUPLACER exams are online and self-paced, and we recommend you allocate at least an hour to take each exam. You get your score at the conclusion of the exam so that you can make the appropriate changes to your schedule if necessary.  
 
The fee for testing is $24.00. You must pay this fee at the Cashier's Office, located at 117 Ferrell Hall. Please bring your receipt to the Ferrell House, across Barron Drive from Ferrell Hall, at the time of your appointment. You can schedule your ACCUPLACER exam(s) by contacting Ms. Rebecca Berga at rberga@wvstateu.edu or 304-766-3278. Please also contact Ms. Berga if you require test accommodations due to a documented disability.

Bookstore Hours

Registration Week
 
Monday - Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday
Closed
 
 
First Week of Classes
 
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday
Closed
 
 
Regular Hours After the First Week
 
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
Closed


Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
 

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