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COVID-19 Community Update

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WVU Potomac State College Admissions COVID-19 Updates

To do our part to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, we have canceled all campus tours and in-person on- and off-campus events. In addition, the Office of Enrollment Services is no longer taking in-person appointments or walk-ins.

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?

The Office of Enrollment Services is closed until further notice, but the staff is conducting all business from home on a regular schedule.

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. Our campus is essentially closed to the public with almost all of our staff working from home.

How can I learn about Potomac State while campus visits are suspended?

No matter where you are, you can tour campus and our residence halls through our  virtual tour

To learn more about academics, browse our  major pages

We’re also working on virtual alternatives for many events and continuing to expand our presence online.

Is it too late to apply to Potomac State for the Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 terms?

No! We continue to review applications for admission up until the first day of each term so you still have plenty of time to apply for admission.

Our  recruitment team can work with students to ensure fulfillment of all necessary requirements for admission in time for their term of choice.

When will campus visit operations resume?

Potomac State has suspended all campus visitations through April 30, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.

Will Potomac State be attending any college fairs this spring?

Our recruitment team will not be attending spring college fairs or hosting events for the duration of the spring. We will revisit summer opportunities. However, we are available to answer questions and support your steps to enrollment.  Connect with us via phone or email.

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. Housing has also extended the partial housing deposit refund until June 1. 

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 scores 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.

What is the deadline for receiving scholarships and financial aid?

Potomac State will continue to award eligible students centralized merit- and need-based financial aid if admitted by July 15. 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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