How to Apply as a First-Time Freshman
To apply to WVU Potomac State College as a first-time freshman, please complete the
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
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
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
Home schooled applicants must provide one item from the list below indicating approval to home school, meeting state/county requirements:
- Approval Letter
- End of Year Assessment
- Home School Registration Card
- Most recent Progress Report or Portfolio Review
- Home School Instruction Review Letter
- WV residents may provide the original letter of intent which is required by the West Virginia Department of Education
Home schooled applicants must provide an official academic record. The courses must be broken down by 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade years and bear the signature of the person who administered the curriculum.
The documentation should take the form of a typed manuscript or description and background of classes 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.
*Applicants who attended non-accredited high schools must furnish an official transcript.
Note for the West Virginia residents who are home schooled:
The PROMISE Scholarship and the West Virginia Higher Education Grant require that home-schooled students submit a Home-Schooled Grade Report Form and transcript when submitting their PROMISE application with West Virginia Student Aid Management (WVSAM). The PROMISE Scholarship is not test optional and will required ACT/SAT. Further questions regarding this should be directed to
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission