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Visit the Return to Campus website and our COVID-19 Admissions FAQ page for WVU's fall plans.

New WVU Family Resources

Counting down the days until your student starts their college journey? We are, too!

Your student is launching an incredible journey that will lead to more than just a degree. This page will help you make sure you and your student are fully prepared.

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Join the Mountaineer Parents Club

You’re part of our family, too.

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Mountaineer Parents Club

With more than 20,000 members, the Parents Club is free and open to parents and family members of current, former and future WVU students. With a toll-free helpline, social media, parent electronic news and email updates, you’ll have your finger on the pulse of campus life throughout your student’s time at WVU.

Mountaineer Parents Club Official Families of the Class of 2025 Facebook Group

Family Guide for Fall 2021

Know Your Timeline

We know this is a stressful time for families. Getting items checked off your to-do list is crucial, and we want to make sure you have everything completed before August move-in. Review the checklist, print it and put it up somewhere in your house to never miss a deadline. Plus, we have a handy guide to WVU acronyms.

Incoming Family Checklist WVU Acronyms

Test Optional

Did you know that WVU is test optional this year? And the best part? We don’t penalize a student who decides to go test optional. Better yet, we’ve updated our scholarship chart for students who apply test optional. Visit these pages to learn more about test optional.

Test Optional Admissions FAQ Go First Scholarship Admission Requirements: First-Time Freshmen

Next Steps

Your student’s to-do list to prep for their first semester.

Pay the Academic Deposit

This step unlocks your student’s future as a Mountaineer. Pay the academic deposit — $150 for West Virginia residents and $250 for all other students — to secure a place in the Class of 2025.

Pay Academic Deposit

Complete the Housing Application

Your student’s been admitted — now it’s time to explore where to live. Did you know we have 12 residence halls on campus? Take a virtual tour of our residence halls, pay the housing deposit and choose your student’s next home away from home.

Take the Housing Virtual Tour Explore Living-Learning Communities Complete Housing Application

Submit the FAFSA

Completing the FAFSA by March 1 ensures that your student receives the best aid offer available to them. Families will need to complete the FAFSA each year.

Learn About FAFSA Submit FAFSA

Do you have access to your student’s WVU records? Ask them to grant you access through the Parent and Guest Portal.

Academics

We’ll help your student find their purpose and a path to get there.

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Academic Advising

To register for classes, your student must meet with an adviser each semester. New students entering in fall 2021 will meet with the advising staff during their New Student Orientation day. More information about NSO will be shared later.

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Grades

At the end of every term, grades are posted on your student’s official transcript. You can view your student’s grades via the WVU Parent and Guest Portal if your student has granted you permission. Midterm grades are also posted during the eighth week of the semester, though these grades are not permanent.

All About Grades Parent/Guest Portal
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Tutoring

If your student is having difficulty with a class, they can get help — at no charge. We offer drop-in tutoring and tutoring by appointment, as well as student success coaches, mentoring and seminars to develop skills like note-taking and test-taking.

Student Success Programs Tutoring

Stay Connected

We want you to be a part of the WVU community.

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Campus Events

Fall is ideal for experiencing campus traditions. We'll share how you can connect with WVU in the future.

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Care Packages

Send some long distance love to your Mountaineer in the form of cookies, cupcakes or pepperoni rolls (a West Virginia favorite) through WVU Dining’s Hugs from Home program.

Hugs from Home
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Be Social

Keep up with what’s happening on campus by following WVU social media accounts — and you’ll get some extra smiles and laughs, too.

WVU Social Official Families of the Class of 2025 Facebook Group Class of 2025 Social Center
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Letters from Home

Team up with the Mountaineer Parents Club to surprise your student with a Letter from Home.

Letters From Home