YOUR CHECKLIST:
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First-time Students:

    1. Apply for Admission
      • When you get to the Confirmation Page at the end of the application, there will be a link you can click on to immediately fill out a short scholarship application.
      • If you need a paper copy of the Admission or Scholarship application contact the Center for Student Services at 304-424-8310.

    2. If you have graduated from high school or an accredited homeschool program, such as Penn Foster, request that your transcripts be mailed to WVU Parkersburg.
      • If you completed the GED, or TASC please send official test scores to WVU Parkersburg. These scores must be sent from an accredited institution or source recognized by the United States Department of Education or the State of West Virginia.
      • If you completed a non-accredited homeschool program please contact the Center for Student Services to determine what documents are needed.

      These transcripts must be sent directly from issuing institution to our Admissions Office.

      Mail to:
      WVU Parkersburg Admissions Office
      300 Campus Drive
      Parkersburg, WV 26104

    3. If you’ve taken the ACT or SAT within the past year, request your official test scores be sent directly to the WVU Parkersburg.

    4. Call the Center for Student Services at 304-424-8310 or the Jackson County Center at 304-372-6992 to register for STAR (Student, Testing, Advising & Registration) Day.

Transfer Students:

    1. Apply for admission

      • When you get to the Confirmation Page at the end of the application, there will be a link you can click on to immediately fill out a short scholarship application.
      • If you need a paper copy of the Admission or Scholarship application contact the Center for Student Services at 304-424-8310.

    2. If you have not earned an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, request your high school transcripts, GED or TASC, or homeschool transcript be mailed to WVU Parkersburg. Note: If you completed a non-accredited homeschool program please contact the Center for Student Services to determine what documents are needed.
    3. These transcripts must be sent directly from issuing institution to our Admissions Office.

      Mail to:  
      WVU Parkersburg Admissions Office
      300 Campus Drive
      Parkersburg, WV 26104

    4. If you have attended any other college, please contact the record or registrar’s office at that institution to request your official transcripts. Also, have only your most recent institution complete the transfer clearance form, which can be accessed here. Official transcripts and the transfer clearance form must be mailed directly from the issuing institution.

    5. If you’ve taken the ACT or SAT within the past year, request your official test scores be sent directly to the WVU Parkersburg.

    6. Call the Center for Student Services at 304-424-8310 or the Jackson County Center at 304-372-6992 to register for a STAR (Student, Testing, Advising & Registration) Day.


YOUR SCHEDULE:
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  • Through our Student, Testing, Advising and Registration (STAR) days, we will guide you through the required steps to become a registered student in just one visit.
  • Contact the Center for Student Services at 304-424-8310 to register for a STAR Day.
  • When you are scheduling for a STAR Day, we will determine if you need to take an Accuplacer placement test (see below). If you must take a placement test, you will need to pay the $10 testing fee, and once the test is complete, you will meet with an advisor to select classes. If you do not take the placement test, you will meet with an advisor to register for your courses.
  • You cannot test if you have a hold on your account or if you do not have a receipt for payment of the testing fee.
  • At the conclusion of STAR Day, we encourage all new students to visit the Financial Aid Counselors, Veterans Resource Center, the bookstore, or any other offices you may wish to ask a question. We are here to help!

STAR Day Itinerary

    1. Introduction to the Student Information System and Email:
      The first part of the STAR Day includes a 30 minute orientation, teaching you how to access your WVU Parkersburg student email and OLSIS accounts.

      • WVUP Email: assigned campus email and primary source for valuable messages from the college.
      • OLSIS:  online student information system where students register for classes, find account summaries, etc.

    2. Testing (if necessary)


      Testing (if necessary)

      • After the introduction to your college accounts, you will be guided to take the Accuplacer placement test if so needed.
      • Upon completion, your scores will be made available immediately for you advisor to use in registering you for classes.
      • This test is used solely to determine the best classes to start you off in. You cannot fail this test.
    3. Registration:

      We will guide you through registering for your first classes at WVU Parkersburg.

      • You will then register for the half-day student orientation and receive your Student ID.
    4. Advising:
      At this point, you will be matched with an academic advisor who can discuss your potential major as well as helping you develop a schedule that best meets your needs and goals.

    5. Registration:

      We will guide you through registering for your first classes at WVU Parkersburg.

      • You will then register for the half-day student orientation and receive your Student ID.

  • About Placement Tests:
    In order to take college courses, you will need to have taken the ACT, SAT, or an Accuplacer Placement Test. Placement test scores are valid for up to three years for English and up to one year for Math. If you have current ACT or SAT scores, please contact the Center for Student Services at 304-424-8310.



Financial Aid
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  • The FAFSA is accessible at the link above on January 1 of each year for the following academic year. To ensure your FAFSA is forwarded to West Virginia University at
    Parkersburg, be sure to list our federal school code (003828) on your FAFSA.
  • The FAFSA is typically accessible at the link above on January 1 of each year for the following academic year. To ensure your Student Aid Report (the electronic result of your FAFSA) is forwarded to the colleges of your choice, be sure to list those schools’ federal school codes on your FAFSA. **Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, the FAFSA will be available on October 1, 2016 instead of January 1, 2017.**
  • In order to submit your FAFSA, you (and your parent if you are a dependent student) will need to sign it with your FSA ID. The FSA ID will be used each year to electronically sign your FAFSA when applying for financial aid.
    • If you and/or your parent do not have a FSA ID, you can each apply for one by visiting the FSA ID website .
  • The deadline for completing the FAFSA for the WV Higher Education Grant is April 15.

Scholarships:

  • The scholarship application is available online through OLSIS under Student Records. A paper copy of the application is available here.

To learn more about costs, financial aid, or scholarships contact our Office of Student Financial Assistance:

  • Phone: 304.424.8210
  • Email: FinAid@wvup.edu




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