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Undergraduate Admission Requirements 

Freshman & Sophomore Admissions Checklist

New policy for entering freshmen:

Standardized Test Scores and Applying Test Optional

WVU’s test optional policy means you can apply for admission without an ACT or SAT score. However, we encourage students interested in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics to submit test scores to be eligible for merit-based scholarships. Students who meet the criteria for Scholarship of Distinction Levels 1-3 will be eligible for the Chambers Dean’s Scholarship. Criteria for these scholarships can be found here: https://business.wvu.edu/students/scholarships/merit-based-scholarships

Test scores can be submitted either before or after the point of admission. WVU accepts superscores for scholarship determination and offers multiple options for submitting test scores. 

Students have until May 1st to submit updated academic credentials such as test scores and transcripts for merit scholarship eligibility. This is true whether the student applies for regular or test optional admission.

To be admitted to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, a student must have a qualifying math score (ACT 19/ SAT 510/ ALEKS 30+) OR a minimum high school GPA of 2.75. For direct admission to a major within the College, the student must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.00. Students who do not meet these requirements will be referred to the WVU Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success (CLASS) until they complete their pre-business curriculum.

For current WVU students, new transfer students, and international students:

  • Those with fewer than 24 hours must have a minimum GPA of 2.25.

  • Those with 24-59 hours must be eligible to take College Algebra, with a minimum GPA of 2.25

  • Those with 60+ hours must be eligible to take Math 150, and have a minimum GPA of 2.25

  • Students who have taken College Algebra or Math 150 must have the minimum grade required by their major.

All students entering the College of Business and Economics who do not qualify for direct admission to a major as freshmen will declare their major once prerequisites have been met with the minimum required GPA for that major.

Admission Requirements for Majors

Students must meet the following requirements in order to take upper-level courses within their declared major:

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5

  • Completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours at the end of the semester in which the application is filed

  • English 101 and 102 or 103 with a minimum grade of C

  • Computer Science 101 with a minimum grade of C

  • Accounting 201 and 202 with a minimum grade of C (Minimum grade of B for Accounting majors)

  • Economics 201 and 202 with a minimum grade of C (Minimum grade of B for Finance majors, and B or better in either 201 or 202 for Economics majors)

  • Economics 225 or Statistics 211 with a minimum grade of C

  • Math 126, 129 or 153 with a minimum grade of C

  • Math 150, 154, 155 or higher level of college calculus with a minimum grade of C. (Minimum grade of B in math 150 or a minimum grade of C in math 155 for Finance, Economics and MIS majors.) Students who successfully place into Math 150 or a higher level of college calculus and earn a minimum grade of C in the course are waived from having to complete Math 126 or Math 153.

A competitive GPA greater than 2.5 may be required for some majors.  

*All prospective students must apply for admission to West Virginia University. For information on how to apply visit  apply.wvu.edu.  

Graduate Degree Admissions

Admission requirements for graduate degrees differ from program to program. Please visit the respective graduate degree pages for admissions information.