Early Admission FAQ
Tuition for college classes specially designated for Early Admission students is $25.00 per credit hour. If a student chooses to enroll in WVU Parkersburg courses that are regularly offered college courses available to our college students, full tuition rates will apply. *Other fees and expenses, such as textbooks, may apply to any courses.*
For classes offered on a high school or technical school campus, registration usually occurs around the first day of class in both fall and spring semesters at Wirt County High School, St. Marys High School, Ritchie County High School, Roane County High School, MOVTI, RJTC, Parkersburg High School, Parkersburg South High School, Parkersburg Catholic High School, Williamstown High School, and the Caperton Center for Applied Technology. Other high school students participating in the program may wish to register either at WVU at Parkersburg or at the Jackson County Center in Ripley. You will register only for the classes you are taking during the current semester; we will register you for second (Spring) semester classes at the beginning of that term. *Please note that if you have any holds on your account with the college, such as tuition due from a past class, you cannot be registered for a new class until the hold is removed.*
Once all students that are taking an Early Admission course through their high school are registered for an Early Admission Course, the college Business Office is notified of each student’s registration. The Business Office will then issue a bill to the home address given by the student on his/her Early Admission application. The bill will notify students and their parents of the amount due and the date it is due. Failure to pay by the due date may result in a late fee being charged. Failure to pay for an Early Admission course will result in a hold being placed on that student’s account. This means the student will not be able to register for future courses at WVU Parkersburg or request official transcripts of coursework. Students who take a regular college courses on the campus of WVU Parkersburg as an Early Admission student, will be registered and billed on an individual basis.
Visit the WVU at Parkersburg Bookstore website, where you can find information on store hours and upcoming events. Extended hours will be listed during the beginning of the semester when students are purchasing textbooks for the upcoming term and at the end of the semester during Finals Week when they offer a Cash Back program for unwanted textbooks.
If you want to withdraw from a college class, you must notify your high school counselor and the WVU at Parkersburg Records Office for the correct withdrawal procedure. Your instructor or high school counselor cannot withdraw you from the class. Contact the Records Office at (304) 424-8220, Jackson County Center at 304-372-6992 or 1-800-WVA-WVUP, ext. 220 for assistance. If you are receiving dual credit (both high school and college credit), your high school may not permit you to drop a class. Please be aware that there is a date by which you must withdraw from a course, depending on the semester. Withdraw dates for each semester are listed on our Academic Calendar. Mid-term grades will be mailed out to help you and your parents determine how you are doing in courses. All instructors will send mid-term grades, so check with your instructor to verify your grade. If you are taking courses for dual credit, it is important that you realize your high school grade point average may be affected by your college grades, thus affecting your high school graduation rank and status.
Home school students are welcome to participate in the Early Admission program. Here are the requirements for home school students to take Early Admission classes: 1. In order to participate, students must complete an Early Admissions Early Admission application. 2. The student must be at least 15 years of age (appropriate documentation will be required to verify age). 2. The parent must sign a contract stating they understand their child is enrolling in college level classes. 3. If the student wants to take certain classes like English or math, s/he must also have an ACT or placement test score that places the student in college level classes. Please note that there is no financial aid available for high school/home school students. Full tuition and fees will apply.
Students are expected to attend all classes except in cases of sickness, accident or other situations of extreme emergency. Faculty will publish expectations relating to class attendance and make specific reference to these expectations in all of their classes. Students must understand that a record of excessive absences on the part of the student can adversely affect final course grades. Such a record of absence from class may result in a student receiving a course grade of “F” or “FIW”. “Excessive absences” is defined as any number of absences that exceeds the number of class meetings that are scheduled in one week. Faculty should report any record of excessive absences to the Division Chair.
If you are taking an Early Admission course on the campus of a high school or technical school, and school is not scheduled on your campus, then your college class will not meet. If school is in session on your high school campus, but not at WVU at Parkersburg, then your instructor has the option of holding or canceling class for that day, or requiring that a class meet at an alternate time, if needed.[break][break]If you are taking an Early Admission course on the campus of WVU at Parkersburg (Parkersburg campus or the Jackson County Center), your class will meet according to the WVU at Parkersburg calendar, regardless of your high school’s calendar.
What if I participate in the Early Admissions program and want to attend WVU at Parkersburg after I graduate from high school?
1. Submit an application for regular admission online at www.wvup.edu. 2. Request a complete transcript from your high school to be mailed after graduation. 3. Request a copy of your immunization records from your high school. 4. Submit your ACT scores or take the Accuplacer placement test at WVU at Parkersburg.
All college-level courses earned are transferable to other West Virginia colleges and universities and to most other institutions of higher education throughout the nation. Occasionally, an out-of-state university will not accept Early Admission credits; if you know where you will be attending, we suggest that you check with the appropriate college official now to determine transferability.
What if I participate in the Early Admissions program but want to attend another college after high school graduation?
The WVU at Parkersburg Records Office will send an official transcript to any college that you plan to attend. In order to do so, you must make a written request indicating where you want the transcript to be mailed. Since colleges do not accept a copy that is submitted by the student, you should always request that we send it directly to the Admissions Office for you. The first copy is free. After that, the cost is $6.00 per copy.