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ADMISSION

FIRST-TIME STUDENTS who have never attended college must submit a WVSU application form, a high school transcript or GED certificate, and ACT or SAT scores to the Office of Admissions in 106 Ferrell Hall.  Applications may be submitted online; other materials must be sent or brought to the Admissions Office in 106 Ferrell Hall.  Spring high school graduates who have previously taken college courses in high school or on campus with special student status must complete the full admission process before enrolling in classes for Summer Session.

READMITTED STUDENTS who have previously attended WVSU, are not currently enrolled, but have not been enrolled in another institution since they were last at WVSU must submit a WVSUreadmission formto the Office of Registration and Records in 128 Ferrell Hall.  Students returning on academic probation must have their readmission forms approved in the Office of Academic Affairs in 131 Ferrell Hall prior to registration.                           

Note:  Students who have previously been enrolled at WVSU but have enrolled in other institutions since they were last enrolled at WVSU will return as eithertransient students (if they intend to return to their current home institution after Summer Session) or astransfer students(if they intend to remain at WVSU).   

TRANSIENT STUDENTS who are currently enrolled at other colleges must submit a WVSU application form and a transient approval form from the home institution.

TRANSFER STUDENTS who have attended other colleges must submit a WVSU application form and an official transcript from each college attended to the Office of Admissions.  Transfer students who have completed 30 hours or less of college credits must also submit a high school transcript or GED certificate and ACT or SAT scores.

POST-BACCALAUREATE STUDENT Staking undergraduate courses must submit a WVSU application form and either an undergraduate transcript or diploma as evidence of graduation.

GRADUATE STUDENTS who are applying for admission to the West Virginia State University master’s degree programs in Biotechnology, Criminal Justice, or Media Studies should complete WVSU graduate applications in the Office of Admissions or have graduate applications sent to them electronically by calling 304-766-3102 for Biotechnology, 304-766-3315 for Criminal Justice, or 304-766-3195 for Media Studies.

For further information contact the Office of Admissions by telephone at 304-204-4345 or 800-987-2112 or in person in 106 Ferrell Hall.

ACADEMIC ADVISING AND REGISTRATION

Every new, continuing, readmitted, and transfer student must see an academic advisor before registering.  Academic advising and registration is done primarily through the college of the student’s major.  Students who are undecided about a major should see an advisor in the college that most closely fits their interests.  For assistance in choosing or locating advisors WVSU students should contact the Office of Academic Affairs in 131 Ferrell Hall or by phone at 304-766-3145. 

All students—but especially new students--should take advantage of the opportunities for early advising and registration.  Better planning leads to better results.  Starting in college is a complicated step by step process: application, admission, financial arrangements, advising and orientation, making living arrangements for on-campus students, purchasing books, and, finally, attending class.    Students registering early have better class selection, can purchase books sooner, will know the campus better, and will have more time to resolve any issues which may arise.   

NEW FIRST-TIME WVSU STUDENTS who have applied and are fully admittedmay sign up to register for Summer Session 2012 at the same time they register for Spring Semester 2012 during an Early Registration Session on campus Saturday, November 12, 9:00-12:30.  Information and sign-up for this Early Registration Session will be sent to new students upon admission and is also available by clicking on the “New Student Advising and Registration” button on the University webpage (www.wvstateu.edu).  Signing up for this session requires a student to enter the assigned WVSU ID number (or “A Number”—it will start with A000 or A001) and password contained in the student’s official letter of admission to WVSU.  Therefore, a student must be fully admitted before being advised and registering for classes.  

New students who intend to enroll for the first time in Summer Session 2012 may also attend the final New Student Orientation/Advising/Registration Program for Spring Semester on Thursday, January 12, 2011, or the initial New Student Orientation/Advising/Registration Program for Fall Semester to be held during Spring Semester 2012.  The date for this program will be announced on the “New Student Advising and Registration” button on the University webpage.  A general orientation session followed by departmental/college orientation and departmental advising and registration will take place on that date 9:00-12:30.  

Each New Student Orientation/Advising/Registration session will begin promptly at the announced time and will continue until completion.  Students are expected to be present for the entire session.

CONTINUING STUDENTS may register for Summer Session 2012 online during open registration from November 14 through January 11 and continuing from January 13 through the first day of class for each session (May 21 for 3-week classes and June 11 for 6-week classes).   Continuing students must see a departmental advisor and obtain a registration PIN before registering.    

READMITTED STUDENTS may register online for Summer Session 2012 during open registration from November 14 through January 11 and continuing from January 13 through the first day of class for each session (May 21 for 3-week classes and June 11 for 6-week classes).   Readmitted students must see a departmental advisor and obtain a registration PIN before registering.    

TRANSFER SUDENTS who have been fully admitted may register for Summer Session 2012 online during open registration from November 14 through January 11 and continuing from January 13 through the first day of class for each session (May 21 for 3-week classes and June 11 for 6-week classes).  Transfer students must see a departmental advisor and obtain a registration PIN before registering.

TRANSIENT STUDENTS (or their representatives) may register for Summer Session 2012 in person at the Office of Registration and Records during open registration from November 14 through January 11 and continuing from January 13 through the first day of class for each session (May 21 for 3-week classes and June 11 for 6-week classes) for any class approved on the transient form from the home institution.  Transient students are not required to see an academic advisor, but are welcome to consult departmental advisors for information regarding particular courses.

POST-BACCALAUREATE STUDENTS taking undergraduate courses may register in person at the Office of Registration and Records November 14 through January 11 and January 13 through the first day of class for each session (May 21for 3-week classes and June 11 for 6-week classes.  Post-baccalaureate students are not required to see an academic advisor but are encouraged to do so if they need assistance. 

For further information contact the Office of Registration and Records by telephone at 304-766-4146 or 800-987-2112 or in person in 128 Ferrell Hall

BILLING AND PAYMENT

TUTION/FEES for Summer School are assessed on a per credit basis.  Bills will be mailed to students registering for either session through April 27, 2012.  For students registering after April 27, charges will show on their accounts as soon as they register, and the balances can be obtained by accessing accounts through My State (http://mystate.wvstateu.edu).  Bills may also be issued to these students on request at the cashier’s window in Ferrell Hall. 

PAY DATE:  Whether or not they receive bill in the mail, all students registering through May 11 for either session must pay by May 11 to hold their classes in both sessions.  Students registering for either session after May 11 must pay at the time of registration.

REFUNDS for students who withdraw from summer classes will be made in accordance with the dates on the 2011 Summer Session academic calendar.  Beginning June 13 no refund will be made for a reduced schedule (dropping only one of two classes) in the 6-week session.

CREDIT CARDS:  West Virginia State University accepts major credit cards at the cashier’s window in Ferrell Hall and at the bookstore in the Wilson Student Union.

For further information on payment of tuition/fees contact the Cashier’s Office by telephone at 304-766-3141 or 800-987-2112 or in person in 117 Ferrell Hall.

ACADEMIC POLICIES

ACADEMIC LOAD:  A student may take a maximum of three classes during Summer Session: one class in the 3-week session and two classes in the 6-week session.  A student taking a summer-long class such as an internship or Co-op may take only two other classes.  A student on academic probation may take only two classes during Summer Session.

WITHDRAWAL FROM COLLEGE/DROPPING A CLASS:  See the 2012 Summer Session academic calendar for the dates governing the assignment of grades of W for classes dropped for each summer session.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION:  Eligible students may register for Co-op through June 1 for a maximum of three credits.

For further information contact the WVSU Office of Academic Affairs by telephone at 304-766-3145 or 800-987-2112 or in person in 131 Ferrell Hall.

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