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The University continues to monitor the changing situation regarding COVID-19. Please check for up-to-date information.

WVU Potomac State College Admissions COVID-19 Updates

To do our part to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the Office of Enrollment Services is closed to in-person service. Our staff continues to be fully operational at this time and is striving to meet students’ needs as quickly as possible. Find answers to your questions below:

General Questions

How to contact us and what to expect during our temporary in-person office closure.

Is the Office of Enrollment Services open for in-person visits or appointments?

In-person tours have temporarily stopped. We encourage you to continue to check back for when we start in-person visits again. If you have additional questions, please reach out to our admissions counselors.

Will Enrollment Services' staff be available for help and support? How can I contact them?

Yes! Office of Enrollment Services staff members are still available to help you with any questions or problems you may have during this temporary closure of in-office operations.

There are many ways to reach Office of Enrollment Services staff. Here are some of the best options:

Prospective Students

Tour and event updates – and how to learn about WVU with our virtual resources.

Can I still come to campus even though events are canceled?

We strongly discourage families from traveling to campus at this time to help protect both the safety of our campus and local community.

How can I learn about Potomac State?

In-person tours have temporarily stopped. We encourage you to continue to check back for when we start in-person visits again. However, we are still offering several virtual options to explore campus! If you have additional questions, please reach out to our admissions counselors.

Will Potomac State be attending any college fairs?

All college fairs across the country went to a virtual format. If you were unable to participate in our virtual college fairs, you can watch the WVACRAO recordings to learn more about WVU Potomac State College.

Admitted Students or Students in the Application Process

Updated deadlines and how to complete your application and steps toward enrollment.

Does Potomac State adhere to the May 1 national deadline?

Potomac State offers a rolling admissions policy and does not have a deadline to enroll. 

I have already submitted an application but need to send supporting documents. How can I submit my test scores and transcripts? 

Is New Student Orientation (NSO) still scheduled as planned?

New plans are under development for New Student Orientation

Is the housing deposit still refundable if I do not attend Potomac State?

The housing deposit is partially refundable; $125 of the $200 deposit will be refunded if you cancel your attendance by July 1 by notifying us in writing of your intent to cancel your contract or e-mail us at .

My SAT or ACT testing day was canceled.  Can I still apply?

ACT and SAT are not required for admission but are used to determine scholarship awards and for placement in math and/or English classes. If you have taken the ACT and/or SAT, you are encouraged to send them to Potomac State College.


No SAT or ACT? No problem. If you are admitted to WVU Potomac State College without submitting ACT or SAT scores, you are eligible for the Go First Scholarship.

What is the deadline for receiving scholarships and financial aid?

Potomac State will continue to award eligible students centralized merit aid if admitted by May 1, 2021 for first-time freshmen and July 1, 2021 for transfer students. A completed FAFSA must be on file to be eligible for need-based funding. For those already admitted, we will continue to accept updated GPAs and test scores through July 15 for review of increased merit.

Please note that eligibility requirements for the  West Virginia Promise Scholarship differ from Potomac State's requirements for merit and aid.

Who do I contact if I’m having difficulty providing required application materials due to COVID-19 interruptions?

If you are having difficulty compiling your application materials, including transcripts or standardized test scores, please  contact your Potomac State admissions counselor to discuss your situation.

Who do I contact with questions about financial aid or my student account?

Our financial aid counselors are available to help you with questions about financial aid, scholarships and your student account and can be contacted by phone – 304-788-6820 – or by email at  You can also schedule a time to speak via phone with a financial aid counselor and they will call you at the scheduled time.

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