High School Students

Qualifications

Direct Admission Information

Direct admission to the School of Nursing is based on a combination of cumulative high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores, plus Math SAT or ACT scores. Please be advised direct admit spots are limited and may reach capacity, and therefore additional students will be restricted from entry. To be admitted directly to the program as an incoming freshman, a student must have:

GPA, Plus

Math, Plus

ACT Composite OR SAT Total Score

3.8 or higher

ACT 22 or SAT 540

ACT Composite: 26 or SAT EBRW and Math: 1240

3.6-3.79

ACT 22 or SAT 540

ACT Composite:28 or SAT EBRW and Math: 1310

*Test optional applicants for BSN direct admission entering in Fall 2021 must receive a minimum ATI TEAS exam composite score of 80% or higher, and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.8 or higher. The TEAS exam must be taken within 12 months of the application submission, and only the first 2 TEAS exam attempts will be eligible for consideration.  Students will still be required to follow University course placement policies.

Priority application deadline is December 1st for the Morgantown campus.

Pre-Nursing Admissions Information

Pre-Nursing majors may apply to become nursing majors after one semester of college level work. Admission is based on a combination of cumulative high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores, plus Math SAT or ACT scores.

Students with a high school GPA less than a 3.2 will be admitted to WVU through CLASS.

GPA, Plus

Math, Plus

ACT Composite or SAT Total Score

3.2 or higher

Fall 2019:  ACT 22 or SAT 540

ACT Composite: 23 or SAT EBRW and Math: 1140

*Test optional applicants for Pre-Nursing entering in Fall 2021 must receive a minimum ATI TEAS exam composite score of 70% or higher, and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher. The TEAS exam must be taken within 12 months of the application submission, and only the first 2 TEAS exam attempts will be eligible for consideration.  Students will still be required to follow University course placement policies.

Note: Any student who has been dismissed from the West Virginia University School of Nursing or any other nursing program will not be readmitted or considered for admission to the program.

Apply To WVU

Once you have reviewed the qualifications you can begin the application process. Students currently in high school, that have a TASC/GED and students that have not attended a college or university after graduating from high school should select a student type of Freshman on the application.The direction admission program occurs for the fall semester until the freshmen class is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to avoid admission deferment.

Check the status of your WVU application.

In programs with limited capacity and competitive admissions, the most qualified students are selected among those that meet the minimum requirements. Students who want to appeal the Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions Committee decision as unfair, arbitrary, or capricious may contact the Director of Admissions and Enrollment for the School of Nursing. The request will be forwarded to the committee for consideration, and the student will receive detailed information regarding the formal appeal process.

Contact info for Director of Admissions and Enrollment:

A photo of Caitlin Rexrode.
Caitlin Rexrode
West Virginia University
Position
Program Director, Office of Student Services
Phone
304-293-1384

 

Orientation

Students are required to attend an orientation session the weekend before the start of fall semester classes. Students will receive additional information through their WVU Portal account.