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Admissions Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Official College Transcript (If applicable)
  • ACT/SAT Scores
  • Registration with Selective Service (Male 18-25)
  • Immunization Record

Important Information

Persons seeking admission to either associate or bachelor's degree programs should contact the Office of Admissions, Room 106, Ferrell Hall, West Virginia State University, Institute WV 25112-1000. (Persons seeking readmission should contact the Office of the Registrar, Room 128, Ferrell Hall.) The Office of Admissions personnel will provide forms and answer questions about the admissions process and the degree programs. They will inform the admitted persons about dates for orientation and registration. The Office of Admissions also may be consulted about dates when the ACT examination is administered on campus.

Persons seeking admission must have completed the following college preparatory curriculum in high school: four units of basic English (grammar, composition, and literature); three units of science (all courses must be college preparatory laboratory science, preferably including units from biology, chemistry, physics, and/or other theory-based courses with a strong laboratory science orientation); four units of mathematics including Algebra I and  higher unit; three units of social studies, including U.S. History; one unit of art; and two units of foreign language (two units of the same foreign language). Students planning to enter engineering-related or science programs are encouraged to have units of advanced algebra and trigonometry.

Students who are deficient in one or more areas may be rejected until such time as deficiencies are removed.

Students found to be deficient in basic skills on the basis of ACT or proficiency test scores may be rejected.

Acceptance for admission to WVSU does not necessarily mean admission to a particular degree. Students seeking admission to programs which have limited enrollment or admissions requirements must apply for admission to the individual program as well as for general admission to WVSU. Students may consult the requirements for a particular degree program  on this WEBSITE to determine if an application must be made separately for admission to the program.

Admission applications and related documents should be received by the Office of Admissions at least thirty days prior to the start of a semester.

It is suggested that prospective students initiate the application for admission process at least six months prior to the start of the semester in which they wish to begin classes.

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