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Get a head start on your education

WVU Tech offers college courses to high school students through the Early Enrollment program. Qualified students can earn dual credit (college credit and high school credit) for courses completed through the program. Early Enrollment courses meet the same standards as any other WVU Tech course and are offered online at a reduced cost.

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Application Opens for Fall 2024
March 4, 2024
Last Day to Apply for Fall 2024
August 1, 2024
Classes Begin for Fall 2024
August 21, 2024

Early Enrollment at WVU Tech

Who can participate?

Early enrollment courses at WVU Tech are generally available for junior and senior high school students with competitive GPAs. Early Enrollment students should also have the maturity and discipline to work independently to complete a college course.

How much does it cost?

Courses are very affordable. Rates for 2023-2024 are estimated at $25 per credit hour for in-state students/$75 per credit hour for non-resident students.

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Getting Started with Early Enrollment

  1. Review course options and discuss the Early Enrollment program with your high school counselor.
    Check out your course options
  2. Complete the Early Enrollment application online. Students must submit a new application for each semester. Select your courses for registration on the application for the current semester.
    Early enrollment application
  3. **Important information about parent approvals will be sent to you by email once you've submitted your application. If you do not complete the process, we will not be able to register you for your classes. Parent approvals and high school approvals must be received before students can be registered for classes.
  4. Confirm your WVU Tech Student ID number and claim your student account. New students will receive this information by mail; continuing students will use ID numbers already issued.
    Activate your account

Ordering books for your Early Enrollment courses is easy.

Simply click the button below and follow these instructions:
  • Under the "Bookstore" tab, select "Change" and then select "West Virginia University Institute of Technology."
  • Select "Find Course Materials" from the "Course Materials and Textbooks" dropdown menu.
  • Select the Term, Department, Course and Section of your course.
  • Check for course section information in your registration confirmation email or in the student portal. 
    • Most (not all) Early Enrollment sections start with TA (TA1, TAC, etc.) If you don't see a section that matches your course, contact the Early Enrollment Office.
  • Select “ RETRIEVE MATERIALS
  • Follow instructions for ordering.

*Check the syllabus for your course to see if online course materials may be available.

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  • ACCT 201 – Principles of Accounting | 3 hours
    This course introduces basic concepts of financial and managerial accounting with emphasis on how accounting reports are used by internal and external users.
  • AVIA 150 - Introduction to Meteorology | 4 hours
    This course examines basic meteorological variables including temperature, pressure and moisture. Utilizing the interaction of temperature, pressure, moisture and planetary atmospheric circulations, mid-latitude weather systems are examined. Thunderstorms and tropical weather systems are discussed with an emphasis on the hazards each cause. Finally, climatology is introduced including a brief examination of climate change.
  • BUSA 101 - Introduction to Business | 3 hours (Spring only)
    An introduction to the contemporary business world, including international and small business, quality, ethics, and career preparation. The role of accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing activities are investigated.
  • CS 101 – Introduction to Computer Science | 3 hours
    Introduction to spreadsheets and databases for problem solving in disciplines such as math, science, engineering, business, social sciences, behavioral sciences and environment: using computer applications to create technical reports and presentations.
  • ENGL 101 – Composition and Rhetoric | 3 hours
    A course in writing non-fiction prose, principally the expository essay. Required of all bachelor's degree candidates unless the requirement is waived under regulations prevailing at the time of admission.
  • ENGL 102 – Composition and Rhetoric | 3 hours (Spring only)
    Writing college-level research papers based on argumentative models. Precision in footnotes, bibliographies, usage, punctuation and stylistics assumed. Required of all bachelor's degree candidates unless the requirement is waived under regulations prevailing at the time of admission.
  • HIST 152 – Growth of the American Nation to 1865 | 3 hours (Fall only)
    Examines the basic political, economic and social forces in formation and development of the United States before 1865. Emphasis on national development from independence through the Civil War.
  • HIST 153 – The Making of Modern America: 1865 to Present | 3 hours (Spring only)
    Continues the examination of basic political, economic and social forces in the development of the United States since the Civil War.
  • MATH 121 – Introductory Concepts of Mathematics | 3 hours (Fall only)
    Topics in modern mathematics.
  • MATH 124 – Algebra with Applications | 3 hours (Spring Only)
    Study of algebra with an emphasis on applications for science, business, technology, and social science. Topics include graphing and solving problems using linear, quadratic, square-root, logarithmic, and exponential functions, solving equations, performing operations on matrices. Requires the following minimum MATH test scores: ACT 17 / SAT 470 / ALEKS 20.
  • MATH 126 – College Algebra
    Review of the real number system and algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, graphing, functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, basic matrix operations and properties systems of equations, polynomials. Requires the following minimum MATH test scores: ACT 19 / SAT 510 / ALEKS 30.
  • MATH 128 – Plane Trigonometry | 3 hours (Spring only)
    Trigonometric functions, identities, vectors, complex numbers, and trigonometric equations. Requires a grade of C or better in MATH 124 or MATH 126.
  • POLS 102 - Introduction to American Government | 3 hours
    General survey of American national government and politics.
  • PSYC 101 – Introduction to Psychology | 3 hours
    A survey of general psychology.
  • SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology | 3 hours
    Basic course intended to develop a perspective about the nature of social processes and the structure of society.

**Students are encouraged to have official ACT/SAT scores sent to WVU Tech. Scores must be on file with WVU Tech prior to registration.

Learn more about the ALEKS test for math

Frequently Asked Questions

How many classes may I take?
Early Enrollment courses are typically 3-4 credit hours each. We usually recommend a maximum of 2 classes per semester. If your high school counselor approves, you may be eligible to enroll in more. Please be sure you understand tuition charges.

Do I need to submit test scores?
Currently, specific test scores are required for enrolling in MATH 124 and MATH 126. Students may submit ACT or SAT scores to W VU Tech or may opt to use our campus-based ALEKS testing. Some other classes may require completion of prerequisite coursework (ENGL 102 & MATH 128). See Early Enrollment course listing for details.

Is this a “real” college course?
Early Enrollment courses meet the same rigorous standards as any WVU Tech course. These courses use the same syllabi, textbooks, outcomes and objectives as other WVU Tech courses. Early Enrollment courses become part of your academic history and will be included on your official WVU Tech transcript.

Does the credit transfer?
Normally, yes. However, the transfer of college credit is always at the discretion of the receiving school.

How much does it cost?
Tuition for Early Enrollment courses for 2023-2024 is estimated at $25 per credit hour for in-state students and $75 per credit hour for non-resident students. Payment is due in full upon registration. Early enrollment students cannot apply for financial aid.

Can I drop a course?
Communication with your instructor is very important! Be sure to contact your instructor if you are having difficulties. If you need to withdraw from the course, please note that Early Enrollment student must follow the WVU Tech academic calendar . If you drop a course within the first week of class, you may be eligible for a refund if you've already paid, and the course will not appear on your transcript. A withdrawal after the first week of classes will result in a grade of W and tuition may still be due. All schedule changes, including adds/drops/withdrawals of courses MUST be completed by the WVU Tech Early Enrollment Office. A request from the student, the parent/legal guardian, or the designated high school official is required. Our online form should be used.

Academic Calendar Update my early enrollment

How do I access the online course?
Early Enrollment courses are taught through the WVU eCampus learning system. To access this system, login through the student portal and navigate to eCampus. Once you login, click on the course title to enter the course. Access to courses is not available until the first day of class. Be sure to familiarize yourself with your course syllabus!