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