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Application Guide

How to apply and submit required documents.

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Rolling Admissions

The rolling admissions process benefits students in a variety of ways. One advantage specifically for admitted students is that WVU can accept improved test scores and GPA reports throughout the senior year for both admission and scholarship purposes.

Important Dates



Application Requirements

  1. Online application: Common Application or WVU Application.
    Fee waivers are available for eligible students.
  2. Self-reported grades and courses or high school transcripts.
  3. Test scores or indication of test optional.

Academic Requirements

This is the full list of unit requirements a high school student must complete to be considered for admission to WVU:

  • 4 units of English (including grammar, composition and literature)
  • 3 units of college preparatory mathematics (units must be Algebra I or higher, Math I or higher and include Algebra II; Transitional Math for High School Seniors will also be accepted)
  • 4 units of social studies/fine arts (any combination of social studies, fine arts or humanities will fulfill the requirement; combination must include U.S. Studies/history)
  • 3 units of science (recommended units include biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and environmental science)
  • 2 units of the same world language (American Sign Language is acceptable)

Additional Major Requirements

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Test Scores

Review options for submitting standardized test scores to WVU.

How to Submit Test Scores

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GPA Evaluation

Learn how GPA is calculated and evaluated, and how to submit GPA changes after a student has been admitted to WVU.

GPA Calculation and Evaluation


Application Status Check

Application Status Check

Test Optional

Common Questions

How do students apply to WVU test optional?

Both the WVU and Common Application are available to applicants applying test optional. Students will be prompted when submitting the application to indicate if they are applying test optional.

If applying test optional, are students directly admitted to their major?

Select academic programs require a test score for direct admission. This is due to the competitive nature of some majors, or limited space. However, WVU will automatically evaluate all applicants regardless of major for the Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success (CLASS). This ensures that students receive an admissions decision if awaiting a test date or another testing assessment for placement.

Test Optional Admission

Important Dates and Information

Help your students stay on track for enrollment.

Important Dates

  • Aug. 1: Application opens
  • Oct. 1: FAFSA opens
  • Oct. 3: Housing Application opens
  • Mar. 1: FAFSA Priority Deadline
  • Apr. 1: Honors College Application Deadline
  • June: New Student Orientation
  • Jun. 1: First-time freshmen must be admitted by June 1 to qualify for merit scholarships. Test scores and GPA information submitted for already admitted students is not automatically applied to merit.



  • FAFSA School Code: 003827
  • SAT Code: 5904
  • ACT Code: 4540
  • TOEFL Code: 5904

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