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Mountaineer Timeline

Keep track of important dates and deadlines leading up to your first semester at WVU.

This timeline is for first-time freshmen with a fall term start; spring students are encouraged to contact their WVU Admissions Counselor for assistance.



  • Schedule a Visit to WVU
    In-person, virtual and self-guided options are available, including daily Visitors Center tours and open house events – Experience WVU!




  • Check your WVU Portal and MIX email frequently for important financial aid and merit scholarship details.




  • Take the ALEKS math placement assessment.
    ALEKS is required of all first-time freshmen prior to meeting with an academic advisor and scheduling courses as part of New Student Orientation.



  • July 1 - Deadline to cancel for the fall 2024 term start and receive a full refund of the academic deposit and partial refund of the housing deposit.
  • First week of July - Fall charges are applied to your bill and available in WVU MyAccount via your WVU Portal.
  • First week of July - Tuition Payment Plan is available for the fall semester.
  • Watch your MIX email for details about signing up for your residence hall move-in time.


  • August 15-17 - Residence hall move-in. Time slots for all residence halls will be available each day.
  • August 21 - First day of fall 2024 classes.

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Admissions Counselors

Have questions about your next steps? Or about submitting your deposit? Your WVU admissions counselor is an expert on these topics (and many more, so ask them anything!). And it’s literally their job to chat with you! Reach out to them any time.

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Student Call Center

No one knows us like our students! Our student ambassadors have been in your shoes. They know what it’s like starting this gold-and-blue journey packed with possibilities. Talk with them about whatever you’d like — student life, living on campus, getting involved, making friends, Mountaineer traditions, etc.

Schedule Student Ambassador Call

Office of Admissions

Our Admissions staff can assist with any questions or issues you encounter as you continue the steps to enroll. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (except for University holidays). Call us at 304-293-2121 or fill out our contact form.

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