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Enroll as an
International Student 🎉

You're admitted. Follow the steps below to become a Mountaineer — and celebrate with confetti!

Not an international student? Check the steps for domestic first-time freshmen or domestic transfer students.

1. Log in to WVU Portal

The WVU Portal is your gateway to online resources at WVU, including many required to complete your enrollment steps.

Log in to WVU Portal

2. Pay the Academic Deposit

The academic deposit saves your place in our incoming class and allows you to continue the admissions process.

Important: You must pay the academic deposit before moving on to further important steps.

Pay the Academic Deposit

3. Submit Additional Documents

If you were admitted based on unofficial transcripts, or transcripts that did not show your final grades and graduation, you will need to provide final official documents.

Submit Additional Documents

4. Request an I-20 or DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility)

Refer to the link in your admission letter to request an I-20 or DS-2019. Use your WVU Login to upload the necessary documentation to request your I-20 or DS-2019.

For instructions, see the International Students and Scholars Services' New Student On-boarding information.

5. Complete Pre-Arrival Orientation

You will be notified via email from International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) on how to complete your Pre-Arrival Orientation.

6. Apply for Housing

First-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 24 credits: WVU has a First-Year Live On Requirement. After paying the academic deposit, apply for housing in a WVU residence hall.

Transfer students with 24 or more credits: You are not required to live on campus and may choose from University Apartments, off-campus housing and residence halls.

Apply for Housing List of Residence Halls University Apartments Off-Campus Housing

7. Choose a Dining Plan

Everyone living in campus housing is required to purchase an on-campus student dining plan. Students living off-campus have the option of purchasing an off-campus student plan.

Dining plans for spring 2023 are available now. Plans for the 2023-24 academic year will be available by June.

Reminder: You need to complete your housing application before choosing a dining plan.

Learn About Campus Dining Choose a Dining Plan

8. Complete New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation will introduce you to WVU and Morgantown. You also will work with an academic adviser to finalize for your first semester classes.

In addition to your main orientation, International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) will email you about check-in and international student activities during Welcome Week.

Are you entering in spring 2023? Visit NSO to register for your program.

9. Travel to the U.S. and Arrange Airport Pick-Up

You are not permitted to travel to the U.S. more than 30 days prior to your program start date (first day of classes). Once you have finalized your travel arrangements to the U.S., if you need assistance with airport pick-up, ground transportation services are available.

Travel to WVU

10. Move-in

Welcome home! If you are living in a WVU residence hall, watch your MIX email for move-in dates and instructions. If you are living off-campus or in University Apartments, contact your property manager for move-in information.

11. Pay Your Bill

Spring 2023 new students: Your first semester charges are available in WVU MyAccount (via WVU Portal). Payment is due January 3.

Fall 2023 new students: Your fall semester charges will be available in WVU MyAccount (via WVU Portal) in early July. You will receive a billing notification in your MIX email if you owe a balance. Payment is due August 1.

Tip: Tuition payment plans are available to break up your semester's tuition and fees into smaller, more manageable installments.

Pay Your Bill

You Should Also ...

These steps are strongly encouraged for new students.

Visit Campus

If you are already attending school in the U.S. and haven’t already done so, come visit WVU’s beautiful campus in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Experience WVU Special Events

Explore WVU Virtually

Can’t make it to Morgantown? Want to make a list of sites to see during your in-person visit? Then you’ll want to check out our virtual tours and videos!

Choose a Virtual Tour Watch Videos

Choose a First-Year Trip

Start your college experience like a real Mountaineer. Our optional Adventure WV First-Year Trips are peer-led, adventure-based programs that will prepare you for life at WVU. All trips are $95 or less and take place in June, July or August. Registration opens in February 2023 and is first-come, first-served for admitted students who have paid the academic deposit.

Learn About First-Year Trips

Apply for Scholarships

Students admitted by June 1 receive priority consideration for WVU international scholarships. You may also wish to explore other scholarship opportunities with an EducationUSA adviser in your country.

Explore WVU Scholarships Find an EducationUSA Adviser

Make Connections

Join us on your favorite social media platforms for a real glimpse of WVU campus life and start getting to know your fellow Mountaineers!

Connect With WVU

You Have Questions.

We have answers.

Connect with Your Classmates and WVU

Immerse yourself in our one-of-a-kind Mountaineer community.

Two students in the forest at Coopers Rock. One is holding a WVU Let's Go flag.

Social Center

You’re a proud Mountaineer now, so head over to our social center for merchandise, WVU-themed wallpapers and downloads, a #WVUbound playlist and lots more. Plus, we have some digital swag for you!

Social Center

Need help?

We're here to help every step of the way.

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.

Contact Your Counselor

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.

Contact Admissions