First-Time Students

First-time Students

Take the steps toward the future you want! Review our requirements and admission process for first-time students. You are considered a first-time student if you are a current high school senior, have a TASC/GED, or haven’t attended college since graduating high school.

Apply for admission

Apply using the online application

When you get to the Confirmation Page at the end of the application, there will be a link you can click on to immediately fill out a short scholarship application.

If you need a paper copy of the Admission or Scholarship application, contact the Center for Student Services at 304-424-8310.

Apply For Aid

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Use WVU Parkersburg’s school code, 003828, when completing the application.


If you have graduated from high school or an accredited homeschool program, such as Penn Foster, request that your transcripts be mailed to WVU Parkersburg.

If you completed the GED or TASC, please send official test scores to WVU Parkersburg. These scores must be sent from an accredited institution or source recognized by the United States Department of Education or the State of West Virginia.

If you completed a non-accredited homeschool program, please contact the Center for Student Services to determine what documents are needed.

These transcripts must be sent directly from issuing institution to our Admissions Office.

Mail to: WVU Parkersburg Admissions Office, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Electronic delivery through a secure service such as Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, eScrip, etc., is encouraged.

Test Scores

If you’ve taken the ACT or SAT within the past year, request your official test scores be sent directly to the WVU Parkersburg.

ACT School Code: 4542

SAT School Code: 5932


Make an appointment to register and complete your orientation.

Send us an e-mail to

Call our Center for Student Services at 304-424-8310

Call the college Information Desk at 304-424-8000