Non-Traditional Programs

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Non-traditional students have different needs and different goals. Balancing family, work, and college can be difficult. West Virginia University at Parkersburg offers affordable options to fit into your life and schedule.

Non-Traditional Programs Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8 am – 10 pm
Summer Sessions: Monday – Thursday 7 am – 7 pm
Feel free to stop by for advising and assistance during office hours.

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Flexible Degrees:

Regents Bachelor of Arts
If you are at least 23 years old and have an associate degree or some college, this may be the degree for you. This degree builds on the Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science degree and allows for life experience credit.

Board of Governors A.A.S.
If you have attended college in the past but never earned a degree, this flexible program can put a degree within reach. This is a flexible degree that offers an opportunity to transform life experience into college credit.

Occupational Development A.A.S.
Labor union members go through an intense apprenticeship program as part of their training. WVU-Parkersburg offers many of the local unions a chance to combine the apprenticeship with general education courses for an Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Development.
Welcome, American Electric Power employees.
Download the brochure for information on the new AEP Occupational Development Associate in Applied Science degree.
AEP Occupational Development A.A.S. Brochure pdf

Technical Studies A.A.S.
Similar to the Occupational Development Degree, the Technical Studies Degree brings together technical school learning and general education requirements. Learning that takes place outside of the college complements courses taken at WVU-Parkersburg to establish this degree.

Career Services and Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education is based upon the idea that on-the-job training is an integral part of a student’s academic background. Cooperative Education joins West Virginia University at Parkersburg with businesses, community agencies, and industries in staging a vital educational experience.

NTP Quick News:

Changes to RBA program

*** EFFECTIVE MAY 2015, PHILOSOPHY CLASSES WILL NOW COUNT TOWARDS HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS. ***

Effective Fall 2016, new students will no longer be able to use CS 101 as a math requirement. Currents students will be grandfathered in under the current guidelines as long as they do not sit out a year. Any returning students who have not been enrolled for one year, will fall under the new guidelines.

  • Example 1: Student A is a new college student Fall or transfers from another institution Fall 2016 and decides to pursue the RBA. He cannot use CS 101 as a math requirement.
  • Example 2: Student B has been in the RBA program since August 2015. He can use CS 101 as a math requirement.
  • Example 3: Student C has been an RBA student since August 2015. He was not enrolled the spring and summer 2016 term but re-enrolls August 2016. He cannot use CS 101 as a math requirement.

A new math course has been designed to help students meet the above requirement. Math 120 – Quantitative Literacy – is a course designed for math applications in real life. It will be offered as an evening course in Spring 2016. Math placement scores will be required.

Fall 2015 Graduation Application Deadlines

The last day to apply to graduate in December is Friday, October 2. The $25.00 graduation fee will be reinstated for fall 2015 graduates. Below are the online procedures to apply online:

1. Log in to your OLSIS account

2. Select “Student Records”

3. Click “Apply for Graduation” link

4. Click “Submit” (Do not select the term in which you are graduating)

5. Select curriculum

6. Select graduation date

7. Answer ceremony attendance question

8. Confirm your name

9. Confirm graduation date, ceremony attendance, and current program

10. Submit request

You can now view the graduation application to verify accuracy of information.

Important Notes to Non-Traditional Program Students

· Registration continues for the summer and fall 2015 terms. The summer and fall schedules are available online at http://www.wvup.edu/current-students/academics/course-schedules.

· Academic calendars for the summer and fall terms can be found here: http://www.wvup.edu/current-students/academics/academic-calendars/. The calendars are a wealth of information at your fingertips regarding summer and fall 2015 deadlines. If you prefer to link to our Google Calendar, click here: WVUP School Calendar.

· If you have not registered for summer and/or fall classes and need your PIN released, call our office at 304.424.8000; email us at ude.puvwnull@smas.mas; or schedule an advising appointment online at http://www.wvup.edu/future-students/non-traditional-programs/advising.

· If you are a current Regents Bachelor of Arts student and do not have an Associate degree. Good news! You may qualify to graduate with a Board of Governors AAS degree and not even know it. Contact the Non-Traditional Programs office to schedule an appointment, and we will put together an evaluation to determine how close you may be. It’s as simple as that.

· Our summer office hours are Monday 8am – 4pm; Tuesday through Friday 8am – 8pm. In the fall, our hours are Monday through Friday 8am – 10pm. We are located in Room 1207.

· Congratulations to our 88 Non-Traditional Program May 2015 graduates. We wish you much success and have enjoyed helping you achieve your academic goals.

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