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Founded in 1891State College is a public, land-grant, historically black college, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution. The College, "a living laboratory of human relations, " is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Our mission is to meet higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.

The College, through its Community and Technical College, offers training and retraining for workforce development, basic and literacy education, occupational and associate degree programs, developmental and continuing education, and transfer preparation. The undergraduate schools of the College offer comprehensive and distinguished baccalaureate degree programs in business, liberal arts, professional studies, sciences, and social sciences. In addition, the College provides increasing opportunities for graduate education.

West Virginia State College offers encouragement and education through flexible course offerings in traditional classrooms, in non-traditional educational settings, and through distance learning technologies. With the goal of improving the quality of our students' lives, as well as the quality of life for West Virginia's citizens, the College forges mutually beneficial relationships with other educational institutions, businesses, cultural organizations, governmental agencies, and agricultural and extension partners.

The following values guide our decisions and behavior:
    academic excellence; academic freedom; advancement of knowledge through teaching, research, scholarship, creative endeavor, and community service; a core of student learning that includes effective communication, understanding and analysis of the interconnections of knowledge, and responsibility for one's own learning; lifelong growth, development, and achievement of our students; development of human capacities for integrity, compassion, and citizenship; our rich and diverse heritage; personal and professional development of our faculty and staff; and accountability through shared responsibility and continuous improvement.


West Virginia State College is a vibrant community in which those who work, teach, live, and learn do so in an environment that reflects the diversity of America. We take great pride in our accomplishments and envision building upon our community college programs, baccalaureate education, and graduate offerings and for excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Approved by the WV Higher Education Policy Commission

September 21, 2001
 
International First Time Freshmen

An application for admission to West Virginia State College must be completed, signed, and returned to the College Official transcripts (original or "Certified True Copies") of all academic records must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions from all schools previously attended. If a national examination is required upon the completion of schooling in the country of origin, official results of the examination must be submitted to West Virginia State College. (Students from countries with a General Certificate of Education, G. C. E. , examination system must receive a grade of six or higher in at least five academic subjects, one of which must be English. ) The quality of all academic work previously attempted must be equivalent to a cumulative grade point average of C by United State's standards.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit results to the College. The minimum score accepted for admission is five hundred.

The applicant must complete and submit a health form. The applicant must complete and submit a Affidavit of Support. The student who cannot take the ACT examination before coming to West Virginia State College must do so at the first available testing date after arrival or the registration will be voided.

International students will be issued Form I-20 after admission has been granted.

International Transfer Students

International students who have accumulated fewer than thirty hours at another college in the United States and who wish to transfer to West Virginia State College must submit the following:
    A completed, signed West Virginia State College application form A health form Official transcripts of all academic work attempted at the last institution attended in the home country and all institutions in the United States, sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the other institutions A score of five hundred or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) ACT scores Affidavit of Support
International students who have accumulated more than thirty hours at another college in the United States and who wish to transfer to West Virginia State College must submit the following:
    A completed, signed West Virginia State College application form Official transcript(s) of all academic work attempted in the United States, sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the college previously attended Health form Affidavit of Support

International students transferring to West Virginia State College from another United States college must apply for immigration approval (Form I-538 ) prior to making the transfer.

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West Virginia State University

PO Box 1000

Institute, WV 25112-1000

Tel: 1-800-987-2112

Website: www.wvstateu.edu

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CONTACT

West Virginia State University

PO Box 1000

Institute, WV 25112-1000

Tel: 1-800-987-2112

Website: www.wvstateu.edu

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