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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 look forward to guiding you through your admission process. 

Prospective students seeking admission to bachelor's degree programs should contact the Office of Admissions, 124 Ferrell Hall, West Virginia State University, Institute WV 25112-1000. Admissions Recruiters will provide guidance about the admissions process. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions can share dates when the ACT examination is administered on campus.
Those seeking admission have typically completed the following college preparatory curriculum in high school: four units of basic English (grammar, composition, and literature); three units of laboratory science (biology, chemistry, physics, and other theory-based courses with a strong laboratory science orientation); four units of mathematics (three units must be Algebra I and higher); 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 denied admission 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 denied admission.

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 bachelor's degree programs on this website by visiting the area of study they are interested in to determine if application must be made separately for admission to the program.

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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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.
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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:

Our Team

Ms. Mekhia
Ms. Mekhia  Day
Admissions Counselor, Northeast and Midwest
(304) 204-4343
Mrs. Dena
Mrs. Dena  Godby
Admissions Specialist
(304) 204-4342
Mr. Quintin
Mr. Quintin Joseph
Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
(304) 204-4352
Ms. Kayla
Ms. Kayla McNair
Admissions Counselor, West and West Virginia
(304) 204-4360
Ms. Lynn
Ms. Lynn Stewart
Admissions Specialist
(304) 204-4348
Ms. Tanesha
Ms. Tanesha  Weaver
Director, Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
(304) 204-4341
Ms. AnnMarie
Ms. AnnMarie  Wilson
Admissions Counselor, South
(304) 204-4346

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Still have questions?  If you can't find the answers to the questions you need here, please contact us at (304) 766-3000.

If you have specific questions for admissions, we are available Monday through 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
              (800) 987-2112

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