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New Mountaineer Families Checklist

High School Junior

Incoming Freshmen

Fall (August – December)

To-Do List:

  • Apply for admission – App opens in August 
  • 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)

To-Do List:
  • Submit FAFSA by April 1 (2024-25 year only) for priority aid consideration
  • Complete the ALEKS Assessment before registering for New Student Orientation (this must be completed before registering for NSO)
  • Register for Summer  New Student Orientation (opens March 1) 
  • Look into tuition payment plan options
  • Choose a dining plan
  • Pay academic deposit by June 1 (this is the last day you can get a full refund on your academic deposit) 
  • Attend a WVU event to explore campus and meet with representatives (We will share upcoming in-person and virtual events here.)
  • Pay the housing deposit by June 1 (this is the last day you can get a partial refund on your housing deposit) 

Summer (June – August)

To-Do List:
  • Submit photo for Mountaineer Card by June 1 
  • Deadline to be admitted for central merit scholarship eligibility is June 1 
  • Last day to submit updated GPA or test scores for merit review is June 1 
  • Select a dining plan by June 30 or be automatically placed into one 
  • Review College Knowledge (PDF will be available soon)
  • Review your bill via the Parent Portal at the beginning of July
  • If needed, set up a tuition payment plan in July
  • Attend a Summer Send-Off hosted by your local Parents Club
  • Reviewed the “ What to bring/What to leave ” lists when preparing what to pack for move-in
  • Remind your student to complete the “Voices for Change” by Inclusive - more to come to your student's MIX email 
  • Research/order textbooks from our WVU Barnes and Noble Bookstore - this should be completed closer to the start of the semester 
  • Transfer medications to a Morgantown pharmacy ( Mountaineer Pharmacy is an on-campus option)
  • Sign-up for WVU Alert and download the LiveSafe app
  • Send transcripts to WVU if you haven’t yet (see address above)
  • Rent a Microfridge by August 1
  • Completed the Student Health Insurance waiver and immunization records by August 1. Waiver will open June 1 
  • Paid tuition (deadline is August 1)
  • Have your student grant you permission to view their grades/bill by logging into the Parent/Guest portal .
  • Move-in and attend an “I Survived Move-In” reception

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. 
  • 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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