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First-time Freshman

How to Apply as a First-Time Freshman

To apply to Potomac State College as a first-time freshman, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete all of the information on the undergraduate application. There is no application fee.

    Potomac State College Online Application
  2. Send official transcripts of your previous high school work to Potomac State College. Also send official transcripts of any college work you have completed. Send transcripts to: 

    Office of Enrollment Services
    WVU Potomac State College
    75 Arnold Street
    Keyser, WV 26726

    Or contact us:

  3. ACT and SAT scores are used to determine scholarship awards and for placement in math and/or English classes. Although they are not required, if you have taken the ACT and/or SAT, you are encouraged to send them to Potomac State College. SAT school code: 5539; ACT school code: 4529;TOEFL Code: 5539. NOTE: If you do not submit these scores, you may be required to take a math and/or English placement test during a New Student Orientation event.
  4. To learn more about scholarship availability and eligibility requirements, visit Scholarships.
NOTE: Potomac State has a rolling admissions policy which means that you should receive our decision within a few weeks after we receive your application and required materials.  We recommend you apply as early as possible. 

Students Who Have Taken the TASC, GED or HiSET

For students who have taken the TASC, GED or HiSET after their anticipated high school graduation date, please submit the WVU Potomac State College application for admission and contact the State Department of Education to request that scores be mailed to the Office of Enrollment Services. Score requirements:
  • Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) - score of 500 on each of the five subtest categories
  • General Equivalency Degree (GED) - average standard score of 2250 (450) or above
  • HiSET exam - minimum score of 45

Home Schooled Students

Each year, WVU Potomac State College accepts applications for admission from students who are educated at home or in non-accredited high schools. These applicants must submit a complete application. Immunization records must also be submitted before enrollment. Home schooled applicants and applicants must furnish documentation of their academic courses, unless they were completed at an accredited high school or college. If you completed units at an accredited high school or college, transcripts of the units taken must be provided. This documentation should take the form of a typed manuscript or description of your course background and must include the following, at a minimum: 
  • The student’s name.
  • A list and description of courses completed. 
  • Grades earned for the courses completed.
  • The number of credits earned for each course.
The courses must be broken down by 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade years. The transcripts must bear the signature of the person who administered the curriculum. Please note: West Virginia residents who were home-schooled and who are applying for a WV PROMISE Scholarship or a West Virginia Higher Education Grant must have GEDs. Further questions regarding this should be directed to  West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Scholarship Eligibility 

You are considered for merit scholarships when you apply for admission to WVU Potomac State College. You can check your scholarship eligibility in the  Scholarships section of the website. Please  contact the admissions counselor from your state or region if you have an updated transcript with a higher GPA for scholarship consideration.

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