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Virtual NSO Information

Find a comfy spot and get ready to launch into the best years of your life.

Your participation in a virtual New Student Orientation (NSO) session is the next step in ensuring your success as a college student. Faculty, staff and administrators will be available to assist you with any questions you may have and help you prepare for your first semester.

What Will I Do? 

During a virtual NSO, you will be taking the next steps to your future. You will get to hear from our Campus President and many other experts at WVU Potomac State College. Students will receive their fall schedule and can speak with an advisor about their major and schedule. Different departments will be available to help answer all your questions to prepare you for this next chapter in your life. And you can enjoy a virtual campus tour from the comfort of your home! 

We encourage you take advantage of all resources available to you during a virtual NSO event to achieve the full experience we hope to provide to you.

Haven't Registered Yet?

Check back in January for more NSO dates.

Before You Attend a virtual NSO - Claim Your Account

Prior to participating in a virtual NSO event, you will need to claim your account to have access to the WVU Portal. You do not need to complete this step if you have enrolled in ACCESS courses at any WVU campus and have already claimed your account.

You also will use the WVU Portal to access STAR and eCampus – very important online programs.  Through the Portal, you can send and receive emails, pay tuition and fees and access your student records, such as grades, financial aid details and student/billing information. We encourage you to check your email regularly for important information and deadline dates you will need for the start of the fall semester.

Follow These Steps to Claim Your Account:

Go to

Click on “Claim Account”

Enter First and Last Name, Date of Birth, and WVU ID number

Read and accept WVU Security Responsibility Statement

Complete and submit the Cybersecurity Quiz

Create your password by following self-guided instructions  

Make it Official - Submit Your Photo ID

Upload your photo to  get your official WVU Potomac State College photo ID. Make sure to have your best smile on!

How am I Placed in Math and English Courses?

WVU Potomac State College is committed to student success. Our goal is to help students succeed academically and to progress toward graduation in a timely manner. With this in mind, students are placed into math and English courses based on prerequisites or placement scores. Students may place by ACT Math and English score, SAT Math and English score, scores on the ALEKS Math Assessment, scores on the ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills assessment. 

Learn more about placement testing 

Orientation Event Location and Directions

Watch your email closer to the NSO event. We will be sending you the link to access your virtual NSO event.

Explore Campus – Virtually!

Take a virtual tour of your new home. Want to explore further? Enjoy a unique aerial tour of WVU Potomac State College.

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