Degree Completion & Extended Learning

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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.

Degree Completion & Extended Learning Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8 am – 7 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.

Degree Completion & Extended Learning Quick News:

We are offering a May 2016 travel abroad trip to The British Isles: England, Ireland and Wales!!!

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If you are a repeat EF traveler, you save $100 when you enroll. You can earn 3 college credits too! Each trip is remarkable.

Bring a friend and let’s travel abroad! Please contact us at (ude.puvwnull@gnulccm.esined) whenever we may assist you.
-Dr. Phil & Denise McClung

Changes to RBA program


Spring 2016 Graduation Application Deadlines

The last day to apply to graduate in May is Friday, February . The $25.00 graduation fee has been reinstated. 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 Degree Completion & Extended Learning Students

· Registration for the summer and fall 2016 terms begins April 4. The summer and fall schedules are available online at

· Academic calendars for the summer and fall terms can be found here: The calendars are a wealth of information at your fingertips regarding summer and fall 2016 deadlines. If you prefer to link to our Google Calendar, click here: WVUP School Calendar.

· When it’s time to register for summer and/or fall classes and you 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

· 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 Degree Completion and Extended Learning 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 through Friday 8am – 7pm. We are located in Room 1207.

· Congratulations to our 75 Degree Completion and Extended Learning December 2015 graduates. We wish them much success and have enjoyed helping them achieve their academic goals.


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