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The High School ACCESS Early College Program enables your son or daughter to reach their academic goals quicker and cheaper by taking West Virginia University courses at a reduced tuition while they are still in high school. We want diverse and motivated students from all over the country to begin their exciting journeys with WVU HS ACCESS. Please share with your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues!   

With the help of the WVU Majors Website the students can map out their required courses for all four years under "View Major Map." These courses can be taken completely online, on WVU's Main Campus, or during the school day as dual credit options in participating high schools. 

Additionally, HS ACCESS will provide a support network for your child whether they take courses online or in their high school. When they are available, an ACCESS Ambassador will mentor and guide students throughout their transition to college study. All WVU classes will be taught by trained college Professors, instructors, or by high school teachers who facilitate the dual enrollment course offerings.

Parents, if your admitted HS ACCESS student is in need of academic accommodations, you may contact the WVU Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) to assist with accessibility resources throughout their participation in the High School ACCESS program. Please inquire with the HS ACCESS Program Coordinator for more information. Here is the website for OAS:

High School ACCESS Tuition

When WVU courses are offered to high school students, a reduced tuition structure is applied. The high school tuition for each academic term is only $25 per credit hour for WV residents and $75 per credit hour for non-resident students.  

There is never an application fee when you apply to the High School ACCESS program at WVU. If you have mistakenly submitted a payment during the initial application process, please email the HS ACCESS office at  

Available Courses

High school students have multiple options for enrolling in West Virginia University courses:

  • Online: Self-motivated high school students can enroll in a select set of college courses completely online – 24/7, anywhere they have access to high speed internet
  • On-Campus: High school students within commuting distance of WVU's Downtown and Evansdale campuses can enroll in courses on campus along with traditional college students.
  • In Partnering High Schools: Select courses are taught in high schools during the regularly scheduled school day for both high school and college credit (Dual Enrollment).
  • Some courses require students to have a current ACT/SAT score, or to complete the ALEKS placement test in order to meet certain prerequisite requirements prior to course registration. All official scores must be visible in the WVU system before the add/drop period ends for that semester.
  • All final grades and/or course withdrawals will remain on the student's official academic transcript. We encourage our participating students to maintain satisfactory academic progress in all their attempted undergraduate courses through WVU. Students are subject to dismissal from the program for failure to meet academic standards, or if their overall WVU GPA falls below a 2.0 within two consecutive terms. 

Helpful Resources for Students: Understanding In-Person, Online, Asynchronous/Synchronous Course Delivery Formats, and much more.: 

Click on the buttons below to view some of the courses that are available for the upcoming semester. There are many more options of courses to view on the public WVU Course Listing: COURSES.WVU.EDU 

Online Courses   Courses In Your School   On-Campus Courses

WVU Parent/Guest Portal

The WVU Parent/Guest Portal allows a University student to grant a third-party access to his or her records. Information that is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), such as grades, financial aid details, and student account/billing information is maintained in a secure online environment. Students may grant permission to a parent or guest to access this information and make payments through this portal.

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Please Review WVU's Academic Standards and Guidelines, Student Conduct Codes, and Academic Dishonesty and Integrity Policies that will apply to ALL admitted ACCESS students:

Earning Dual Credits During High School

WVU Course Program of Study (CPoS) Process for Prospective Undergraduate Students 

Taking classes for college credit during high school is an option for many students. In addition to preparing high school students for the rigor of college courses, dual credit may also allow students to arrive with some required courses already completed, graduate early, and save money on tuition, fees, and other expenses. But students, families, and high school staff should be aware of how accumulating these dual credits could impact the financial aid students are eligible to receive during college. Careful planning is required to ensure that this head start, and the changes to financial aid eligibility it may bring, do not present a roadblock later in a student’s college career.

What to Consider:

• Participants in the WVU High School ACCESS Early College Program should consider taking courses approved for dual enrollment credit by their high school and ones that satisfy a university’s general education requirement.
• Dual enrollment courses are recorded on college transcripts and can affect overall high school and college grade point average. 
• Before transferring dual enrollment credits from other institutions, you should work with your WVU HS ACCESS Program Coordinator to ensure the courses satisfy a requirement. 
• Dual enrollment courses cannot be used to meet the credit hour requirement for scholarship renewal purposes once enrolled at WVU, but the GPA is included in the overall GPA and can affect renewal. 
• Consideration should be given to courses that fulfill natural science and math requirements, which fulfill general education requirement for most majors.

Enrollment Requirements for Federal Aid (Once You Become an Undergraduate Student):

Federal and state aid programs have various enrollment requirements. Many, including Title IV federal aid and West Virginia state aid, will only count courses toward an undergraduate student’s aid eligibility if they are degree-pursuant, meaning required for the student’s degree completion. This means that if a student earns a large number of required college credits during high school, they may be limited during some college semesters when it comes to available courses that count toward their aid eligibility. 

When students at WVU enroll in classes after they graduate from high school, they are automatically reviewed for degree-pursuant coursework and aid eligibility through our Course Program of Study (CPoS) process. If a student is enrolled on a full-time basis but not all courses are degree pursuant, the student will still be charged as a full-time student, and they may have limited federal and state aid eligibility based on degree-pursuant coursework. Students may need to need to pursue other means of paying for the non-degree-pursuant courses. Institutional scholarships, external and private scholarships, private loans, and other funding options may be available.  

For more in-depth information about the CPoS process, please visit the website link here: Enrollment Standards and CPoS | Student Financial Services | West Virginia University (