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Non-Degree Students

Undergraduate Non-Degree and Visiting Students

A student who has not received a bachelor's degree, who is not currently enrolled at an institution, and who is taking undergraduate courses but not pursuing a degree.

A student who has completed a bachelor’s degree and taking courses as prerequisites to another program.

A student currently enrolled at another institution who would like to pursue West Virginia University credit to transfer to that institution.

**Note: Non-degree admitted students are not eligible to switch into a degree program at WVU at a later time. Those interested in a degree-seeking program must apply as such for the term.

How to Apply as Undergraduate Non-Degree or Visiting Student

This application process is solely for courses offered at WVU Main. Courses listed with section codes “T” or “P” are offered at WVUIT-Beckley or WVU PSC-Keyser, respectively. Students must apply to the appropriate campus to be eligible to register for courses offered. Course listing at will also list the campus for each section.

  • Domestic students may be required by the academic department to submit an official transcript from their current institution, and others attended, for review of prerequisite coursework. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded in the application (optional).
  • International students need to provide an official statement of good standing indicating an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or an official transcript from the last college attended.
  • Non-native speakers of English are required to submit one of the approved test scores, outlined on this website.

If you are unsure if you need transcripts for prerequisite review, email prior to submitting your application.

  1. Apply to WVU through the Application.
    • If you do not already have a WVU application account, create an account by clicking on the Sign-Up link at the bottom of the screen. If you have a WVU provided email, it may be used to Sign-Up for an application account but it does not automatically grant you access to the application portal.
    • Sign In using your existing or newly created application account Username (email address) and Password.
  2. Complete the application with your information and the following:
    • Select West Virginia University at Morgantown Campus
    • Student Type: Visiting or Non-Degree
    • Answer the International Applicant question
    • Program: Special or Non-Degree
    • Term: Select the appropriate term for which you wish to enroll as a visiting student
  3. Fill out all required areas of the application (designated with a red dot).
  4. Submit the application with your $50 application fee for processing.
  5. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will process your admission request. This can take a few business days to process.
  6. Applicants, once admitted, will receive a communication with their WVU Identification student number, MIX email address, and advising contact information. All visiting students are responsible for registration and withdrawal.

University Policies & Standards

Even though you are not pursuing credits towards a WVU degree, you are considered a WVU student and expected to follow the same policies, procedures, and behavior guidelines.

All course withdrawals follow the Office of the University Registrar’s policy, the Add/Drop Dates for Partial Term Courses, and the Withdrawal and Refund policies of the Office of Student Accounts. Partial term course information can be obtained in your student schedule in your WVU Portal Account.


No, transcripts for this admission type are not required. If the course you wish to take has prerequisite coursework or restricted for certain majors at WVU, you may upload an unofficial transcript in your application for review by the academic department for permission to enroll.

All visiting and non-degree students are active for one semester. If you need to take another course in a future semester, you will need to submit a new visiting or non-degree application for that specific term.

Fees are assessed by residency status (resident of West Virginia, non-resident of West Virginia) at the time of application. Refer to the chart labeled for the current academic year for WVU Morgantown On-Campus, Undergraduate at Additional fees may apply depending on course registration and will be listed in the course section notes prior to registration. If you are taking courses as a student at another WVU campus, please select the appropriate campus for tuition rates.

Start at If you are looking for online-only courses, after selecting the term, input the following:

  • Schedule Type: Web Based
  • Campus: WVU Campus Course

Keep in mind, the more filters applied to the search, the fewer results may generate as the search process matches for all filters applied.

WVU offers courses in multiple modalities. Meeting days, times, modality, and building/room locations will be displayed in the course listing for each section offered.

For online courses, you’ll use eCampus, one of the most sophisticated World Wide Web-based educational environments, to register for and take your courses.

Course descriptions are viewable for download and print on the course catalog Web page under Print / Download Options - WVU Morgantown – Undergraduate Courses [PDF]. Students are encouraged to contact the listed instructor to obtain a syllabus.

No. If you are interested in graduate coursework, you will need to apply to WVU as a graduate student.

Yes. You will repeat the application process as a Visiting or Non-Degree student as you did before. The Readmitted Student Applicant type is for those wanting readmission to a degree program at WVU.

Follow the directions below for claiming your account. Please allow yourself 15-20 minutes to claim your account, change your password, set up Duo Two-factor Authentication, register for the course, and pay your bill.

Obtaining your WVU ID Number:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the Look Up WVUID.
  3. Follow the directions to retrieve your ID by using your Date of Birth and Social Security Number.
  4. Keep this number secure and ready for the next set of instructions.

If you need assistance, call ITS Help Desk at (304) 293-4444.

Claiming your WVU account:

Next, you will need to Claim your Account to get your username and change your password. You will need to claim your account at Note: If you receive the error message “We can't find you. Double-check your information and try again.” please wait 24 hours and try again.

  1. Click on Claim Account
  2. Follow the directions on the screens that proceed with your First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth and your newly acquired WVU ID number from the first paragraph of directions. (If you have a previous name with WVU or other institutions, please attempt that name as well if your current name does not generate results.)
  3. Review the WVU Security Responsibility Statement and click Accept.
  4. Answer the Cybersecurity Quiz. Once you have received a passing score, click Next.
  5. Fill out the information to have a non-WVU recovery contact. Click Next.
  6. You will see a screen that says ALMOST DONE! with your username in bold. (This is separate from your WVU ID number. Usernames are used for login purposes and can change with a name change. WVUID numbers do not change.) Click on Next Step: Create Your Password.
  7. Type in your newly acquired Username.
  8. You will be asked to Choose a Method to verify you are the correct person to change your password. After you have received the verification code, type the code in the box and click Next.
  9. Set your password using the parameters indicated. Click Change Password.

If you need assistance, call ITS Help Desk at (304) 293-4444.

Duo Two-Factor Authentication Required

You may be prompted the first time you sign into the WVU Portal to enroll in Duo Two-Factor Authentication. Two-factor authentication is a second layer of security besides your username and password for any kind of account. It means you have to confirm your identity in two ways – with something you KNOW and something you HAVE. Duo is the application that WVU is using.

All WVU users (faculty, staff, and students) are required to enroll in this additional security. There are two ways an account can be enrolled: 1. the use of the Duo app on an approved smart device or 2. through the purchase of an approved token.

Download the Duo App Instructions Purchase a Duo Device Instructions Please read through the steps provided by ITS and if you have questions or need assistance, call ITS Help Desk at (304) 293-4444.

Instructions and assistance will be provided after admission. Please check spam/junk folders for communication from WVU.

Information Technology Services has published a list of student resources from tech recommendations, self-help guides for set up, and information about free and discounted software available.

You can use the search textbooks feature on the Official Barnes & Noble College Booksellers page: This is the official bookstore of WVU. If the course is taught through the WVU Health Sciences Center (examples: Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry), there is a separate WVU Bookstore site for those courses:

You will be able to request your transcripts at the end of the term through your WVU Student Portal Account or with the Office of the University Registrar. Transcript requests will not be processed if there is a balance due on your account.

Marie Pavlik, Senior Program Coordinator, can assist you via email at If you would like to schedule a phone call or a zoom meeting, just include this request in your email.

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