State Alters Fall 2020 Admissions Requirements

West Virginia State University recently announced it is temporarily modifying its admissions requirements for the fall 2020 semester.

WVSU said in a news release that it realizes incoming students will need more time and flexibility for the application process.

Standardized tests, such as the ACT and SAT, have been canceled and rescheduled to later this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. State said it also has modified its standard admissions.

The changes do not lower the bar for admission, State said, but they remove potential barriers for students enrolling for the fall semester. WVSU also will work individually with students who have filed for federal student aid (FAFSA) so students can adjust financial aid packages. The Office of Financial Aid will work with students whose family financial circumstances have changed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, State said.

“These are unprecedented times, and we must act accordingly to ensure that all students who seek an education from West Virginia State University are able to do so,” WVSU President Anthony L. Jenkins said.

“Our commitment to students has never been stronger, and these temporary modifications will ensure that we will continue to produce outstanding graduates who will go on to change every environment that they enter.”

West Virginia State University will enact the following temporary measures for the fall 2020 semester:

  • Waive the standardized test requirement (SAT and ACT) for freshmen students applying for fall 2020. The modification is not intended as a change to the admissions policy; it is a temporary modification for students entering in fall 2020.
  • Provide flexibility to all students and schools unable to submit official transcripts by Aug. 1.  
  • Accept freshmen and transfer applications for the fall 2020 semester until Aug. 1.  To apply, visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions web page.
  • Offer virtual new student orientation and advising sessions for all incoming fall 2020 freshmen and transfer students to complete matriculation into the institution.  
  • Work individually with admitted students to adjust financial aid packages if family financial circumstances have suddenly changed. Students are encouraged to contact their financial aid counselor for personalized assistance.
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