How to Apply


Admission to West Virginia University is required to enroll in credit courses. Students may apply as:



Graduate Student

Students who wish to enroll in graduate degree courses must be officially admitted to West Virginia University. Each program has specific requirements for admission so please review them carefully.

Online Graduate Application

Professional Development Students (K-12 Educators)

K-12 educators who need to take a graduate level class for their certification hours can earn professional development credit through WVU Online and Extended Campus. These courses can be used for recertification (depending on state requirements) but do not count as graduate credit toward a degree program. Educators who seek a master's degree to enhance their skills and possible salary should explore the graduate degree page for options. Professional Development courses are designated with a "900" level course number (e.g. C&I 930; IDT 930; RDNG 930) The current list of professional development courses can be found here. For assistance, contact WVU Online and Extended Campus or call 1-800-253-2762.

Application form for Professional Development Courses

Undergraduate Students

WVU Online and Extended Campus offers several options for those wishing to take an undergraduate class. If you're planning to enroll in one of our degree programs, the Office of Admissions will determine how you will be admitted unless you're a candidate for our B.A. Pathway Program.

Guest Pass Students (Undergraduate)

The guess pass is for students who want to take an online course or two but not enroll in a degree program. Students may enroll at WVU using a Guest Application/Registration form which is valid for one term of admission. The cost is $15 which enables visiting students to take up to 12 hours of online undergraduate courses in one term. Note: students who want to take on-campus courses must use the transient form.

A student who wants to enroll in a second term must resubmit another Guest Application/Registration form and pay the $15 fee again. A student can be admitted in multiple terms as long as the student has not exceeded the 12 credit hour maximum. However, it is recommended that a student who wants to take classes on an on-going basis or take more than 12 hours should apply for regular admission.

Once the term is over, a student's guest status is inactivated and the student cannot enroll again without reapplying to WVU either as a guest or as a regular student.

Guest students are admitted as non-degree undergraduate students. The hours earned in this non-degree status may or may not count toward a degree program and students are encouraged to talk with their academic advisors.

Admission via the Guest Application/Registration form does not guarantee acceptance to WVU as an undergraduate or graduate student. However, guest students are encouraged to continue their studies at West Virginia University as an admitted student. The admission requirements to WVU can be found at: admissions.wvu.edu.

Students can send the application fee of $15 with the Guest Application/ Registration form. WVU accepts checks or credit cards. The amount of tuition and fees can be found on the WVU Online and Extended Campus Fee Schedule. The deadline for guest pass application is ten days prior to the start of the course. For questions about calculating tuition, contact WVUOnline@mail.wvu.edu or call 1-800-253-2762.

WVU Guest Application/Registration Form

Mail the completed application along with payment to: WVU Online and Extended Campus, P.O. Box 6800, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6800 or fax to 304-293-4899.

ACCESS High School Students

Advanced high school students may register for WVU courses through the ACCESS program and attain college credit and experiences while in secondary school. To enroll in online courses or those offered through WVU Online and Extended Campus, see the details here. For local students who want to take classes on-campus, please contact the Office of Admissions.