YOUR CHECKLIST:
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First-time Students:

    1. Apply for Admission

    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 Student Welcome Center to determine what documents are needed.
    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 Admissions Office.

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

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


Transfer Students:

    1. Apply for admission

    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 Welcome Center to determine what documents are needed.

    3. 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.

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

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

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



YOUR SCHEDULE:
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  • Through our Student, Testing, Advising and Registration (STAR) days, we’ll guide you through the required steps to enroll in just one visit.
  • When you are scheduling for a STAR Day, an admissions counselor 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 office, the Bookstore, or any other offices to ask to any questions you may have. 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 Parkerburg 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. Advising:
      After the introduction to your college accounts, you will be guided to take the Accuplacer placement test or to an academic advisor.

      • If you take the placement test, your scores will be made available immediately for you advisor to use in registering you for classes.
    3. Registration:We’ll guide you through registering for your first classes at WVU Parkersburg.
      • You will then register for the half-day student orientation and visit the Welcome Center to 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 Welcome Center at 304-424-8310.



Financial Aid
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    • When you apply BEFORE the March 1st, you ensure student aid funding for which you may qualify through grants, scholarships and loans.
  • The FAFSA is 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.
    • March 1: Deadline for high school seniors applying for the WV PROMISE Scholarship.
    • April 15: Deadline for college students of all ages wishing to be considered for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant.
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s school code is 003828.
  • 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. This FSA ID will be used each year to electronically sign your FAFSA when applying for financial aid, and will be used on other federal student aid websites, so be sure to keep this information! Apply for an FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov.

Scholarships:

Through the support of the WVU at Parkersburg’s donors, the Foundation offers more than $220,000 in scholarships every year to the students of WVU Parkersburg. Additional donors and supporters have assisted the college in growing a variety of student activities including Riverhawks athletics, a travel abroad program and more than 20 student clubs.

  • Available Scholarships
    • The online scholarship application is available online through OLSIS under Student Records.
    • If you do not know your OLSIS credentials, please go to Find My WVUP ID.

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




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