Steps to Join
For first-time, continuing, and transfer students with a maximum of 15 credit hours by the start of the Fall semester.
All Ascend students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year and accept any federal and state grant aid awarded (Pell, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), WV Invests). Students not in receipt of financial aid but otherwise eligible may join Ascend but may not receive a tuition waiver. Check wvup.edu/financial-aid for more information.
Accept all federal and state financial aid.
Attend all Ascend required activities (ex. Orientation, Information Sessions, Career Services programs, Tutoring, Advising).
Nursing & Health Sciences
Workforce, Computer Information and Technical Sciences
Ascend is offered to WVU Parkersburg’s first-time freshman, continuing, and transfer with a maximum of 15 credits.
You may be eligible for Ascend if you answer YES to the following questions:
So, what’s the catch?
There is no catch! In exchange for ALL these resources, you will need to:
As an Ascend student, you will receive: