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Now that you’ve received official notification of your acceptance, it’s time to get down to business. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Log Into WVU Portal

    Now that you're admitted, it's time to get connected. It's easy. 

    • Go to and click on Claim Account.
    • Enter your name, date of birth and the WVU ID provided on your enclosed WVU Potomac State College acceptance letter. 
    • You will then receive the information needed to access the WVU Portal. 
    • All students are required to use Duo two-fact authentication, which is an extra layer of security. You will be prompted to set up Duo when you try to access a secure WVU system.
  2. Explore Campus

    If you haven't already been here, it's a great idea for you and your family to visit – even if it’s a virtual visit. You can learn about academics, campus life and discover Keyser. We will be in contact soon about New Student Orientation which begins in April for the fall and summer semesters.
    Visit WVU Potomac State College Campus
  3. Find and Apply for Scholarships

    How do I get a Potomac State College Scholarship?      

    You are already being considered - all you had to do was apply to WVU Potomac State College. Students who have completed the admissions process by the February 15 scholarship deadline receive priority consideration for WVU Potomac State College scholarships.

    What kinds of Scholarships does WVU Potomac State College offer?

    Scholarship amounts range from a few hundred dollars to thousands per year. Some even cover your full tuition. Visit for a full list.

    You should also investigate private scholarship sources to help fund your education.

    Find Scholarships

    West Virginia Residents may qualify for free college tuition through the West Virginia Invests Grant.

    The West Virginia Invests Grant is a State-funded program that covers the cost of tuition and fees for associate degree programs in high-demand fields. WVU Potomac State College is participating in 21 different majors in the fields of:

    • Agriculture
    • Business
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Criminal Justice
    • Engineering

  4. File the FAFSA

    What is the FAFSA?

    Results from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determine whether you qualify for grants, loans and/or work-study. Some scholarships also require submission of the FAFSA to determine financial need.

    When do I file the FAFSA?

    The FAFSA is available October 1. Submit your FAFSA before March 1 for priority consideration of all aid programs. However, the earlier you file, the better! We will begin sending financial aid award offers to admitted students with a FAFSA on file as early as December, on a rolling basis, for the fall semester.

    How do I file the FAFSA?

    • Gather your family’s income information. You can fill out the FAFSA with tax info from as far back as two years, not just the prior tax year.
    • Access the FAFSA at beginning October 1.
    • The FAFSA school code for all WVU campuses is 003827.

    What types of Financial Aid are there?

    In addition to scholarships, there are three types:
    • Grants - typically need-based, these awards do not need to be paid back.
    • Loans - money you and/or your family borrows, which must be repaid.
    • Work-Study - you will apply for a job on or off campus that allows you to work around your class schedule and earn funds throughout the academic year.

    Use the Net Price Calculator to project your eligibility for federal and state financial aid programs and see the actual cost of attending WVU Potomac State College:

    How much is tuition?
    File the FAFSA 
  5. Pay the Housing Deposit and Submit the Housing Application

    This is where you will study, lounge, chat, cheer and, most importantly, make yourself at home. Whatever you need, we’ve got it — including five residence halls, dining options so you’ll never be hungry and a rec center where you can play and work out.

    How do I get there?

    • Log in at to begin the housing application.
    • Click on the Housing Application (Potomac State) tab at the top of the page.
    • Select the term you’re signing up for.
    • Follow the directions on each page to proceed to the next step.
    • A housing deposit of $225 must be paid before residence hall, room and roommate selection can be completed.
    • Check your MIX email frequently for important information.
    • If you have any questions, please contact the Housing Office at or 304-788-7407.

    Apply for Housing 
  6. Choose a Dining Plan

    All students living in our residence halls are required to choose one of three meal plan options – 19, 15, or 10 meals per week. If you are commuting, you have the option of purchasing a plan.

    • Notification will be sent to your MIX email when the Meal Plan selection is available.
    • Log in at
    Choose a Dining Plan
  7. Register for and Attend New Student Orientation

    When is orientation for the fall and spring semesters?

    Dates begin in April and end in early August. Visit for details.

    How do I register?

    Register online. Details will be mailed to you in the spring. 

    What will I do?

    You will meet with an advisor to work on a class schedule that will get you on the right rack and ready for the fall semester. You can finalize financial aid and housing plans. Have your best smile ready for your student ID.

    Register for New Student Orientation 
  8. You have options to pay your bill.

    Charges are available in STAR (via your  WVU Portal) for students enrolled in classes. Parents with proxy access to billing information will be able to view charges via the WVU Parent and Guest Portal. eBills are sent to the MIX emails of students with a balance due. The first eBill to include fall charges will be sent in early July.

    Pay Your Bill 
  9. Move In – You're Home

    The first day of classes for Fall 2023 will be announced at later date, so please check back soon. Additional info will be sent to your  MIX email address, so please check it regularly.  

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