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The HS ACCESS-Morgantown Early College Program enables you to reach your academic goals quicker and cheaper by taking West Virginia University courses at a reduced tuition while you are still in high school. These courses can be taken completely online, on WVU's Main Campus, or during the school day in participating high schools. Please note that all undergraduate courses are on a first come, first served basis. A seat is not guaranteed once a course or section is already full/closed.

Additionally, HS ACCESS will provide a support network for you whether you take courses online, on-campus, or in your high school. Your classes will be taught by trained college Professors or Instructors, or facilitated by high school teachers for our dual enrollment courses. 

Admitted HS ACCESS students who are in need of academic accommodations may contact the WVU Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) to assist with accessibility resources throughout your participation in the High School ACCESS program. Please inquire with the HS ACCESS Program Coordinator for more information. Here is the website for OAS:


Students who are currently being home-schooled must still apply online by following Steps 1 & 2 of the application process. The HS ACCESS program MUST have your printed academic transcript to accompany your Enrollment Authorization Form upon applying. Your home-school teacher or educational coordinator's signature will be required on the enrollment form to verify your GPA and current academic standing. 

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. 

Please note that required textbooks, access codes, lab kits, or other course materials are NOT included in the reduced tuition cost. Students and parents are solely responsible for these expenses when applicable.  

Available Courses to Guide Your Pathway

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).
With the help of the WVU Majors Website the students can map out their required courses for all four years under "View Plan of Study". 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.

***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.***

Click on the buttons below to view courses that are available for the upcoming semester.

Online Courses    Courses In Your School    On-Campus Courses

Explore the Benefits of Taking High School ACCESS Courses at WVU!

  • Regardless of your location within the United States, participating students have the ability to take their required STEM, General Education Foundation (GEF), Foreign Language, major and minor courses all year around, or until they graduate from high school.
  • Students can earn anywhere between 1 and 24 hours of college credit, online, on WVU's Main Campus, or in your high school or homeschooling program.
  • Online courses provide flexible options for completing coursework from anywhere with internet access. 
  • Experienced HS ACCESS students have the ability to petition for classes above 299-level on a case-by-case basis. All requests must be accompanied by official documentation, recommendations, and/or all eligible scores, grades, credits, and academic transcripts for further course consideration and approval.   
  • WVU holds regional and many specialized accreditations. Thus, credits can transfer to a majority of colleges and universities nationwide. (WVU may accept official transfer credits, scores, and grades when prerequisite requirements are necessary for course registration each semester.)    
  • Learn to be successful in collegiate level courses, and discover the resources and support tools that are available to participating students. 
  • Enjoy certain WVU student activities, events, services, and programs throughout the semester. 
High School ACCESS Ambassadors/Undergraduate Student Workers: 
We will update our ACCESS Ambassador section very soon!
Previous ACCESS Ambassadors:
Mr. Colby Gallaher, Spring 2020
Ms. Madison Moonen, Spring 2020

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: