West Virginia State University
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:
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:
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.
West Virginia State University
PO Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112-1000