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First-Time Freshman

  1. Complete and submit the university  application for admission. (There's no application fee!)
  2. Have your official high school transcripts sent to the Admissions Office. If you’re a General Equivalency Degree (GED), Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) or a High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) recipient, send an official score report directly to our office:   

    WVU Tech Office of Admissions
    410 Neville St. 
    Beckley, WV 25801
  3. Have your official ACT or SAT test scores sent to the Admissions Office. Our ACT code is 4536 and the SAT code is 5902. 
  4. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our WVU system code is 003827.
    Also, don’t forget to check out our scholarships and financial aid opportunities.
  5. Learn about our residence life on campus and sign up for housing
  6. Schedule a campus visit.

Application Deadlines for First-Time Freshman

WVU Tech has a rolling admissions policy, which means we do not have a specific deadline by which you must apply. Applicants are considered for and informed of admission on a first-come, first-served basis. For you to be considered for first-time freshman admission, all application materials and supporting documents must be received by these dates:

  • by December 31 for spring semester admission
  • by August 1 for fall semester admission

We recommend you apply as early as possible.

Dual Campus Admit Disclaimer

If you are a first-time freshman who has applied and been admitted to another divisional campus of WVU (WVU Morgantown or WVU Keyser), you may still qualify for admission to WVU Tech - WVU Beckley, but will need to transition your application to our campus. To transition your application to WVU Tech - WVU Beckley, please contact the Office of Admissions for the other campus you have been admitted to.

WVU Morgantown Office of Admissions 304.293.2121 

WVU Keyser Office of Admissions 304.788.6820

If you need assistance making this request, please give us a call at 304.929.0311 (or 888.554.8324) and we will help you through the process. Once your admission to WVU Morgantown or WVU Keyser is cancelled, reconnect with us to ensure that your admission to WVU Tech - WVU Beckley is finalized.

Home-Schooled Students

Students educated at home should submit the freshman application. Home-schooled applicants may apply test optional. All students must meet core course requirements.

Home-schooled applicants must provide one item from the list below indicating approval to home school, meeting state/county requirements.

Accepted Documentation

  • Approval Letter
  • End of Year Assessment
  • Home School Registration Card
  • Most recent Progress Report or Portfolio Review
  • Home School Instruction Review Letter
  • WV residents may provide the original letter of intent which is required by the West Virginia Department of Education.


Home-schooled applicants must provide an official academic record. The courses must be broken down by 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade years and bear the signature of the person who administered the curriculum.

The documentation should take the form of a typed manuscript or description and background of classes and must include the following, at a minimum:

  • The student’s name.
  • A list and description of courses completed.
  • Grades earned for the courses completed.
  • The number of credits earned for each course.

* Applicants who attended non-accredited high schools must furnish an official transcript.

Upon completion of the application students must provide all required documentation and transcripts. WVU will review the entire application file. All application materials must be received by the regular admission deadline of August 1.

Note for West Virginia residents who are home-schooled: The PROMISE Scholarship and the West Virginia Higher Education Grant require that home-schooled students submit a Home-Schooled Grade Report Form and transcript when submitting their Promise application with West Virginia Student Aid Management (WVSAM). The PROMISE Scholarship is not test optional and will require ACT/SAT. Further questions regarding this should be directed to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.