How to Apply as a First-Time Freshman
To apply to Potomac State College as a first-time freshman, please complete the following
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
We recommend you apply as early as possible.
- Complete all of the information on the undergraduate application. There is no
Potomac State College Online Application
- 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:
- 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.
- To learn more about scholarship availability and eligibility requirements, visit
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
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
- 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