General Admission Requirements
This policy is developed subject to the provisions of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Title 133 Procedural Rule Series 23: Standards and Procedures for Undergraduate Admissions at Four-Year Colleges and Universities.
First Time Students
Students admitted as freshmen must either have a 3.0 high school GPA, or have both 18 ACT composite or 870 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math scores taken prior to March 2016) or a 950 SAT composite (combined evidence based Reading/Writing and Math scores taken March 2016 and after) and a high school GPA of 2.0. In addition, students admitted as freshmen must have taken specified high school courses:
- 4 English (including courses in grammar, composition, and literature)
- 3 Social Studies (including U.S. History)
- 4 Mathematics (three units must be Algebra I and higher)
- 3 Science (all courses to be college preparatory laboratory science, preferably including units from biology, chemistry, and physics)
- 1 Arts
- 2 Foreign Language (Two units of the same foreign language)
In addition to the general requirements for admission, applicants to the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences must also obtain an ACT math score of at least 19 or a SAT math score of 460 taken prior to March 2016 or a 500 SAT score taken March 2016 and after.
NOTE: WVU Tech considers each applicant as an individual, with no limit on the number of students admitted from any given background, secondary school, state or region of the country. Meeting the minimum curriculum requirements does not, however, guarantee admission.
Students Not Meeting the Academic Core Requirements
Freshman applicants who meet the general admission requirements, but have not met all of the academic core requirements may have the academic core requirements waived for admission.
Under HEPC guidelines, students seeking transfer admission must be academically eligible to return to the institution from which they wish to transfer. In addition, WVU Tech requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all transfer work.
Students with twenty-four (24) or fewer transferable semester credit hours, excluding developmental courses, must meet the first-time admission standards outlined previously, as well as the 2.0 minimum GPA guideline for transfer work.
Transfer students who are not eligible to enroll at their previous institution for disciplinary reasons (suspension or expulsion) are not eligible for admission. Students who have received any other form of disciplinary sanction from their previous institution may be admitted only after review of the conduct and circumstances that gave rise to the disciplinary sanction.
First-time students who graduated from high school more than five years prior to applying for admission are considered to be non-traditional students. Students in this category are not required to provide ACT scores and are not required to satisfy the Academic Core Requirements.
Students who do not meet the normal admission requirements may be admitted with the approval of the Campus Provost and the dean of the college in which they wish to enroll. Students may submit a personal statement or other supporting documentation with their application to support a case for conditional admission.
TASC or GED Students
Students that have completed a Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) with a score of 500 on each of the five subtest categories or a General Equivalency Degree (GED) with an average standard score of 2250 (45) or above, must request that the State Department of Education mail copies of your scores to the Office of Admissions.
ACT Requirements for TASC or GED Admits
A score of 450 is established as the minimum acceptable score for the GED examination. The standards for ACT and SAT scores will be the same as for regular admissions. Any GED students not meeting these standards require the approval of the academic Dean and Associate Provost for admission.
The Career Technical Education Program-CTED
CTED is a restricted admission program, open only to those employed in vocational education programs within the State of West Virginia. In order to be admitted to the program, students must provide:
- A high school transcript or TASC or GED certification
- Transcripts from any other higher education institutions attended
- A completed immunization form
ACT scores are required only if a student has graduated from high school less than five years prior to the time of admission. CTED students are exempt from the requirement of a 2.0 minimum high school GPA for admission.