Admission Procedures and Process for Graduate Programs

All applicants, including non-matriculating and visiting students, must complete an Application for Graduate Studies Admission. The application forms are available online or from the Graduate Studies Office in the Lynch-Raine Administration Building on campus. The completed application and all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, required test scores, and any additional materials required by the specific program as described within this website at the specific program site should be submitted with an application fee of $50.00 to the Graduate Studies Office, WVWC, 59 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

Upon receipt, the application package is reviewed by the Dean of Graduate Studies and/or the Graduate Enrollment Counselor for completeness, and then forwarded to the Director of the applicant’s program for review by each program’s faculty Admission Committee. Each program’s Admission Committee and Director make the recommendation for admission to the Graduate Dean who makes the final admission decision. Applicants are notified of admission decisions by mail, generally within two weeks of receipt of the complete application.

At the discretion of the applicant’s program Admission Committee, Program Director and Dean of Graduate Studies, applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for a program, but who appear to be capable of performing well in graduate work, may be accepted provisionally. The provisional acceptance will be lifted upon the student’s successful completion of the specific provisional requirements cited in their provisional acceptance letter. Failure to meet the conditions and requirements of the provisional acceptance within the first year of graduate work will result in the student being academically suspended.

Accepted students are required to submit a $200 enrollment deposit, if domestic, and $500, if international, upon receipt of acceptance to secure the student’s place in the program and classes. The deposit will be applied to the student’s first semester tuition and fees.

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