Admission to West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Any person seeking to enroll at WVU Parkersburg must complete an Application for Admission, which can be found at each administrative center of the college or online.
Addresses for Admissions Applications:
Center for Student Services
300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104
Jackson County Center
105 Academy Drive, Ripley, WV 25274
Center for Student Services Contact Information
In-Person Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
*Please schedule a time for in-person appointments using the above contact information.
Online Office Hours
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Note: Admission to the institution does not necessarily imply admission to a particular program of study or limited admissions programs. Individual programs, especially nursing and health science programs, may publish their own requirements for admission and students who inquire to those programs for specific information.
To be fully admitted under general admissions requirements, a student must complete an admission application and:
Home School Students
Students seeking general admission to the college who have completed a secondary school credential through a home school process must adhere to the following steps for admission:
The home schooling of secondary students in West Virginia is governed by West Virginia Code 18-8-1 subsection (c), and admission to the college from a home school environment will be analogous to the necessary requirements of said code to complete a final year of secondary school. In addition to all other admission requirements, home-schooled students must provide:
A transfer student is defined as an applicant for admission to WVU Parkersburg who has attended another accredited college or university and who wishes to enroll at WVU Parkersburg and declare a major field of study. To be fully admitted under transfer requirements, a student must complete an admission application and:
A transient student is defined as any student who is officially enrolled in another college (referred to as “home college”) who desires to take a course(s) at WVU Parkersburg and have the courses transferred back to his/her home college. To be fully admitted under transient requirements, a student must complete an admission application and:
Early College Students
An Early College student is defined as a high school student who has completed all high school requirements through the sophomore year and has maintained a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average. To be fully admitted under early admission requirements, a student must:
Complete an Application for Early Admission at the online address, on the Early College web page.
A readmission student is defined as any student who has previously enrolled at WVU Parkersburg as a student. This applies to any student who has not been enrolled for at least one academic year.
To be fully admitted under readmission requirements, a student must complete an admission application and:
An International student is defined as a citizen of a foreign country who seeks admission to WVU at Parkersburg. All documents must be on file by May 1 for admission to the subsequent fall semester and by October 1 for admission to the subsequent spring semester.
In addition to meeting the routine admission requirements of the student type for which he/she has applied, in order to be admitted as an international student, an applicant must also:
Upon receipt of all documentation, the Center for Student Services will complete an evaluation and notify the student of an admissions decision. All outstanding documents must be submitted before admission to the college can be granted.
A non-degree student is a person who has no plans to earn a degree or certificate while attending WVU Parkersburg and who does not intend to register for more than two courses in any semester. An admission application must be completed. A non-degree student is not eligible for federal, state or institutional financial aid.
Applicants for Admission who do not meet all of the requirements stated above may be granted Provisional Admission for one semester. Requirements for General Admission must be met by the completion of the first semester to remain enrolled at WVU Parkersburg. Provisional Admission students are not eligible for financial aid.
Selective Service Information
State law provides that a male person who has attained the age of eighteen (18) years may not enroll in a state-supported institution of post-secondary education unless he is in compliance with the Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S. Code, Appendix §451, et seq. and the amendments thereto).
Also, a male person may not receive a loan, grant, scholarship or other financial assistance for post-secondary higher education funded by state revenue, including federal funds or gifts and grants accepted by West Virginia, or receive a student loan guaranteed by West Virginia unless he is in compliance with the Military Selective Service Act.
Selective Service Act registration information should be available at all U.S. Postal Service facilities and may be available at some high schools.