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We are delighted that you have expressed interest in West Virginia State University!

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions wishes you the best on your academic and personal achievements. We extend a warm invitation for you to become a part of the WVSU family. We encourage you to be proactive in your college selection process and our Admissions Counselors will provide guidance about the admissions process. 

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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 Admissions Requirements                                                                           
  • Application Fee $20- Non-refundable 
  • Official high school transcript (2.0 cumulative GPA) 
  • Immunization Records (if born after January 1, 1957) 
Core Requirements
  • 4 English (including English 12CR and courses in grammar, composition, and literature)
  • 3 Social Studies (including U.S. studies/history)
  • 4 Mathematics (three units must be Algebra I and higher or Math I or higher; Transitional Math for Seniors will also be accepted). Courses designed as "support courses", such as Math I Lab or Math I Support, that provide extra instructional time but no additional content shall not be acceptable as meeting the required 4 mathematic course core requirements. 
  • 3 Science (all courses to be college preparatory laboratory science, preferably including units from biology, chemistry, and physics)
  • 1 Arts
  • 2 World Language (two units of the same world language; sign language is also acceptable) 
*Students taking dual credit courses at another institution must request for your official transcript to be sent to the admissions office to receive credit.

Send your materials to:
West Virginia State University
Office of Undergraduate Recruitment Admissions
124 Ferrell Hall
PO Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112

* You can submit a copy of the Unofficial Transcript which can be used to make an admissions decision.
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Admissions Requirements
  • Application Fee $20- Non-refundable
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • 30 credit hours or more 
  • Immunization record (exempt if transferring from a public West Virginia College or University)
Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions must be received. Transfer applicants with under 30 credit  hours will need to submit an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores in addition the the above list. 

Transfer applicants must be eligible to return to the last institution they attended to be admissible to West Virginia State University.

Transfer students who do not have a C average may be admitted if they are eligible to return to their former institution, are deficient no more than 17 quality points, and accept the following provisions of a probation agreement:
  1. Must make progress toward a C average each semester
  2. Must enroll for no more than 12 hours each semester while on academic probation
  3. Must achieve a C average by the end of the third semester at West Virginia State University.
In order to receive a degree from West Virginia State University, baccalaureate transfer students must complete the last 30 hours at West Virginia State University. Associate degree students must complete the last 15 hours at West Virginia State University.


Submission of a transcript(s) and subsequent acceptance to West Virginia State University does not automatically result in a course equivalency evaluation. The student must request the evaluation. The process of obtaining such an evaluation will depend upon which one of the following three categories pertains to the individual student:
  • Students majoring in some field of education and transferring to West Virginia State University must submit ACT or SAT scores.  Please contact the chair of the Education Department (Wallace Hall, Room 627).
  • Students transferring to West Virginia State University who have not earned a B.A. or B.S. degree at another institution should contact the department chair of the degree program. 
  • Students who have earned a bachelor's degree and wish to work toward a second bachelor's degree should contact the department chair of the subject area in which they wish to earn a second degree.
Students who transfer to West Virginia State University must fulfill the requirements of the curriculum they select. If courses completed at other accredited institutions correspond to the content of courses in the curriculum, they will meet curriculum requirements. Sometimes closely related courses are substituted for curriculum requirements. Often courses may be used as electives if they do not meet other degree requirements.

Send your materials to:
West Virginia State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
124 Ferrell Hall
P. O. Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112

Materials may also be sent through the following electronic portals:
Apply Here • Whitewater Career Center

When filling out the general admissions application, use the guide below to assist you!

- Select Post Graduate if you received a 4 year degree at another insitution and are returning to take coursework (not seeking an additional degree).

- Select Transient if you are a student at a different institution and would like to take classes as a visiting student.
Choose Graduate Admission if you have completed a bachelor's degree and plan to move on to a master's level program. Here you will find information about admission to graduate studies and specific graduate programs. 

Please click on your area of interest for more information.
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We are excited that you have an interest in West Virginia State University.  Please click below to find the required steps and information for all international applicants. If you have any questions, email

This form is for Early Enrollment students that are seeking to enroll as a First Time Freshman at West Virginia State University.

This link is for First Time Early Enrollment students and continuing Early Enrollment students. 

Our Team

Quintin Joseph
Director, Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
(304) 204-4352
Leon  Ewell Jr
Admissions Counselor
(304) 204-4343
Bianca  Lorence
Admissions Specialist
Dena  Godby
Admissions Specialist
(304) 204-4342
Marcus  Tucker
Admissions Specialist
(304) 204-4345
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Still have questions? Please contact us with the information listed below!  

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
West Virginia State University
124 Ferrell Hall
PO Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112-1000
Phone: (304) 204-4345
Fax: (304) 766-5182

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