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New Mountaineer Families

High School Junior Checklist

Incoming Freshmen Checklist

Fall (August – December)

To-Do List:

  • Apply for admission – App opens August 1
  • Send test scores (unless test optional – learn more) using the following codes: ACT code is 4540; College Board code is 5904
  • Send transcripts to the Office of Admissions:

Office of Admissions
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6009
One Waterfront Place
Morgantown, WV 26506-6009

Additional Things to do While Waiting:

Spring (January – May)

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Summer (June – August)

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Did You Know?

  • You can view residence hall room dimensions here . Choose your hall and scroll down to the bottom.
  • What can students have in their residence halls? Check out our “ What to bring/leave ” list.
  • We offer a variety of Living-Learning Communities based on students’ interest. Explore our LLCs with your student.
  • Students can join the Mountaineer Maniacs the June before they move-in.
  • We do not require a physical to attend WVU. However, each student must submit an immunization record .
  • All WVU students have to have health insurance. You can opt out of our insurance, AETNA, by completing the Health Insurance Waiver . This needs to be completed every year.
  • Purchasing textbooks before the start of school is preference based. However, some aid requires students purchase their textbooks before classes start. Explore textbook options here .
  • You can send packages to your students after August 1. To find your student’s on-campus address, go here .
  • Parents do not automatically get to view their student’s grades and bills. Students have to grant parents access through the Parent/Guest portal .
  • We have an academic and social calendar available for students and families.
  • If your student is sick, or needs to see a doctor, we have a Student Health center. We even have our own pharmacy, Mountaineer Pharmacy , that students can have prescriptions filled.
  • Not sure what FERPA means? What about RA? We use a lot of acronyms at WVU. You’ve made a helpful guide so you can know what we are talking about.
  • College Knowledge is home to even more tips, tricks and timelines. You can even access important phone numbers.
  • We're always available to help. You can email us at or you can private message us on our Mountaineer Parents Club Facebook page.

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