The admissions policies of West Liberty University are in accordance with the Undergraduate Institutional Policies of the Higher Education Policy Commission.
In addition to these requirements, there may be special requirements for admission into programs such as Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing, Music, Teacher Education, Regents Bachelor or Arts Programs, BLA, BAS and Graduate Studies. Please refer to the specific site pages for the special requirements in these fields.
No undergraduate application fee is required.
All new students who were born after January1, 1957 are required to provide proof of immunity to Measles and Rubella. Students are required to provide proof of immunity on or before the date of enrollment. The student shall have proof of immunity by the following semester or will not be permitted to enroll in classes.
Criminal Background Check
As part of the admission process at West Liberty University, applicants are asked to disclose if they have a criminal record. This information may be used in determining final acceptance to West Liberty University.
Generally, only felonies or violent crimes committed in the five years prior to application will be considered. However, this does not preclude the University from considering other crimes or crimes committed longer than five years ago in the admissions decision.
If an applicant has been denied admission due to a crime conviction, he/she will be notified and will have the option to appeal this decision to the Admissions & Credits Committee.
Students enrolling in a West Virginia public institution of higher education shall be assigned a residency status for admission, tuition, and fee purposes by the institutional officer designated by the president. In determining residency classification, the issue is essentially one of domicile. In general, the domicile of a person is that person’s true, fixed, permanent home and place of habitation. The decision shall be based upon information furnished by the student and all other relevant information. The designated officer is authorized to require such written documents, affidavits, verifications, or other evidence as is deemed necessary to establish the domicile of a student. The burden of establishing domicile for admission, tuition, and fee purposes is upon the student.
Developmental Skills Program Assessment and Placement Standards
The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia has established a policy, which requires entering students to achieve certain test scores prior to being able to enter college level English and Math courses.
Transfer students are subject to this policy unless they have already completed college level math and English courses at their previous institution.
ENGLISH – Before being able to register for a college level English course, students much achieve a score of: 18 or above on the English section of the Enhanced ACT, or 480 or above on the ERW portion of the new SAT, or 38 or above on the writing skills test of the ASSET
If you have achieved, or will achieve, one of the above scores, you will be eligible to enroll in a college level English course. If you do not achieve one of the above scores, you must successfully complete English 075, Developmental English, at West Liberty University prior to enrolling in a college level English course.
MATHEMATICS – Before being able to register for a college level Mathematics course, students much achieve a score of 19 or above on the mathematics section of the Enhanced ACT, or 500 or above on the mathematics portion of the new SAT, or a satisfactory score (to be determined by WLU mathematics faculty) on the mathematics skills test of the ASSET
If you have achieved, or will achieve one of the above score, you will be eligible to enroll in a college level math course. If you do not achieve one of the above scores, you must successfully complete Math 046, Fundamental Algebra, at West Liberty University prior to enrolling in a college level math course.