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EARLY ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
Early Admissions Student Qualifications:
· Submit a gold Early Admissions application form to the Admissions Office at the Parkersburg campus or at the Jackson County Center in Ripley.
· Be at least a Junior in high school and have at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA. Ask your high school counselor to submit a high school transcript to the Admissions Office. Students will not be allowed to register until we have the transcript verifying the grade point average.
Certain classes may require a minimum ACT or Accuplacer placement test score.
Classes taught on the high school/technical school campus usually consist of common core offerings. Examples: English, History, Psychology, Political Science and Sociology. Other classes may be taken based upon individual review with the Early Admissions advisor.
Early Admission Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for Early Admission Classes?
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.*
How much does it cost to take a class?
Tuition for college classes taught to Early Admission students on the high school campus is $228.00 per three credit hours.
college courses taken on the college campus, the charges are:
1 Credit Hour ‑ $104.00
2 Credit Hours ‑ $208.00
3 Credit Hours ‑ $312.00
4 Credit Hours ‑ $416.00
5 Credit Hours ‑ $520.00
6 Credit Hours ‑ $624.00
Will I get a bill for taking an Early Admission Course?
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.
When can I purchase books?
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.
What is the policy on class attendance?
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.
How can I withdraw from a class once I have registered?
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.
What about school holidays?
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.
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.
Is Early Admission college-credit transferable?
All college-level courses earned are transferable to other
Contact Person: Amy Dennis, Admissions Counselor, 304-424-8383.