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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: https://www.wvu.edu/academics/programs 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: https://accessibilityservices.wvu.edu/home
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 email@example.com
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.: https://onlinestudents.wvu.edu/course-delivery-formats
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
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.
Earning Dual Credits During High SchoolWVU Course Program of Study (CPoS) Process for Prospective Undergraduate Students
Enrollment Requirements for Federal Aid (Once You Become an Undergraduate Student):