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You applied for admission to WVU, but you're being led to the WVU Potomac State College instead — and that's okay! While this might not be the path you started on, you'll still be taking the first step toward a bright future in the West Virginia University System.

Come Visit the Keyser Campus

Big University Benefits on a Small Campus

WVU Keyser is part of the WVU system. You can build on your strengths here while benefitting from:  

  • The lowest tuition of any four-year college in the state.
  • Small class sizes taught by full-time faculty.
  • An easy transfer to our Morgantown or Beckley campuses after completing just 24 transferrable credit hours with a 2.0 GPA.
  • Millions of books and electronic resources through the WVU Libraries.
  • Both two- and four-year degree programs.
  • Reduced or free admittance to WVU events and athletic games.
  • A full college experience with six residence halls, 11 intercollegiate athletic teams and 25 student organizations right on the Keyser campus.

All this is nestled in the hills just 90 minutes from Morgantown.

Your Next Steps

  1. Log Into WVU Portal

    • Go to and click on Claim Account.
    • Enter your name, date of birth and the WVU ID provided on your WVU Potomac State College acceptance letter.
    • You will then receive the information needed to access the WVU Portal.
    Use the WVU Portal to access your Mountaineer Information Xpress (MIX) email and connect to STAR, DegreeWorks and eCampus -- programs vital to your WVU experience. Use the WVU Portal to check your MIX email often for important updates.  If you have any problems logging in, contact the WVU Service Desk at 304-293-4444. 
    Log into the WVU Portal 
  2. Visit Campus

    If you haven’t already been here, it’s a great idea for you and your family to visit. If you want to meet a specific department representative or attend a class, just ask when you make your reservation. You’ll also be visiting campus for a New Student Orientation event starting in April.
    Visit Potomac State College Campus
  3. Find and Apply for Scholarships

    Students who have completed the admissions process by the February 15 scholarship deadline receive priority consideration for Potomac State College scholarships. 
    Find Scholarships
  4. File the FAFSA

    The FAFSA is available October 1. Submit your FAFSA before  March 1 for priority consideration for all aid programs.  Use the WVU FAFSA school code: 003827.
    File the FAFSA
  5. Pay the Housing Deposit and Submit the Housing Application

    • Log in at to begin the housing application.
    • Submit the housing deposit. Select your residence hall and your room.
    • Complete all required steps of the housing application.
    • Check your MIX email address frequently for important information from Housing and Residence Life.
    Apply for Housing
  6. Choose a Dining Plan

    • Log in at
    • Residence hall students should wait at least 48 hours after selecting a room to log in.
    • In the menu at left, click on Add Dining Plan.
    • Select the desired plan. 
    Choose a Dining Plan
  7. Register for and Attend New Student Orientation

    Orientation sessions begin in April and end in early August. Register for a date as soon as possible.   
    Register for New Student Orientation
  8. Pay Your Bill

    All invoicing is electronic. Fall semester bills will be available in the WVU Portal in early July. Log in at and make the following selections:
    • STAR Student Services & Housing Student Accounts Electronic Bill by Term/Make Payment.
    • Then select term and pay your bill.
    • Video instructions are available at  
    Pay Your Bill
  9. Move In – You're Home

    The first day of classes for the fall semester is Wednesday, August 15. Additional info will be sent to your  MIX email address, so please check it regularly.    

For More Information

Contact your admissions counselor and let us tell you more about starting your path to a WVU degree in Keyser.

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