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New Student Orientation 

New Student Orientation will introduce you to the traditions, expectations, programs and services of WVSU. Orientation provides you with the resources and access to the tools and information that you will need to have a successful college experience. New Student Orientation is the only way to begin your journey as a new Yellow Jacket.

New Student Orientation is a mandatory program. Completion is required for all new first time freshmen and transfer students. Once you have completed your online orientation you will be connected to your advisor to schedule your courses. Finally, during Welcome Days you will get to experience the warmth and kindness of the WV State faculty and staff as you prepare for the upcoming semester and to become a part of the Yellow Jacket Nation.

Parents and other supporters are also encouraged to review our Parent Resources  page to learn more about how you can support your student.

Additional information on course scheduling and Welcome Days will be emailed to your WVSU Campus Email.

Please continue to check with us for updated information regarding future New Student Orientation sessions. For additional questions or concerns regarding advising and orientation, please contact Student Life and Engagement at (304) 766-3288 or nso@cdawebdesign.com


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Congratulations from the WVSU NSO team
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WVSU students will tell you that there's a lot to love about their university - from the many opportunities to learn and grow ... to the faculty and staff who support them on their journey to a successful future.

Location - WVSU is located just a few miles from Charleston, the capitol of West Virginia, and within easy driving distance from major cities in five bordering states.

Size - With 3,514 students and a student faculty ratio of 17:1, students are able to learn in a comfortable, supportive environment, while experiencing the opportunities associated with a much larger university.

Campus - You'll love our campus, a beautiful setting with lots of green space and a great quad area for studying outside in the fresh air, or tossing around a football with newfound friends.

History - Founded in 1891 as a Historically Black College, WVSU has evolved to serve a population that is richly diverse in ethnicity, geography, residential/communter, high school graduates and adult learners.

Alumni - WVSU graduates can be found in positions of leadership and public service throughout West Virginia and the world.
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For financial aid and scholarship information please visit our website at: http://www.cdawebdesign.com/Admissions/Financial-Aid.aspx. We encourage you to please visit  and submit your Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) application. Our school code is 003826.

image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowFrequently Asked Questions
Is orientation mandatory? 
Orientation is the first step in your journey as a Yellow Jacket. Orientation is a mandatory requirement for all new and transfer students, even if you may have attended orientation in the past. During orientation, you will be provided with some beneficial information regarding the support services and resources available to you. You must complete the online orientation to recieve a pin number and begin the course registration process.

Is there an orientation fee?
Yes. There is a $100 NSO Fee (NON-REFUNDABLE)  per student. The fee will be added to the students account. The fee covers orientation materials and Welcome Days activities. An Orientation Hold will be placed on your account and must be paid by WVSU Cashier payment deadlines for your class schedule to be confirmed/held.

What do I need to complete the online orientation?
You don't need anything. If you prefer you may bring a pen and paper to take notes although, it is not necessary to bring anything other than a great Yellow Jacket attitude.

Who should I contact if I need special accommodations for Welcome Days activities?
If you would like to request special accommodations i.e. an interpreter, amplification system, seating accommodations or assistance with any learning or physical disability, please contact Counseling and Academic Support Services at (304) 766-3168 or toledoke@cdawebdesign.com

Will I register for classes during orientation?
After you have completed orientation, your information will be sent to an advisor to schedule your classes based on the preferences you indicated on the NSO Registration page. This process may take up to seven (7) business days. An advisor will upload your schedule in MyState.  

What if I have questions or want to make changes to the schedule that has been created for me?
Students who have questions or  wishing to make schedule changes should contact the First Year Academic Advising Center (FYAAC).  An academic advisor will work with you to to discuss your schedule, course options, and to make any adjustments to your schedule. Contact FYAAC at (304) 720-3888 or fyaac@cdawebdesign.com.

I am thinking about changing my major. Should I make this change before or after orientation?
Orientation participants are advised by faculty in the colleges of their respective majors. You may make a change to a major outside of your current college prior to completing your orientation session, by contacting Admissions at (304) 204-4340 or (800) 987-2112.
 

 

 

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Prior to registering for New Student Orientation and Advising there are serveral steps in the admissions process that must be completed. They are:
  1. Complete your application to WVSU
  2. Submit all supporting documentation
    1. Final Official High School Transcripts and/or GED Test Scores
    2. Final Official College Transcripts from all colleges ever attended, including those courses take while in high school
    3. A copy of Immunization Records
    4. ACT/SAT Scores (Consult with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions if unavailable)
    5. Advanced Placement (AP) Scores from College Board (if applicable)
    6. International Baccalaureate (IB) Certifications (if applicable)
  3. Receive your official WVSU Acceptance Letter
  4. Register for New Student Orientation and advising and completed the online orientation
 
 
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowYellow Jacket Journey Next Steps
Once you recieve your WVSU Admissions Acceptance Letter:
  1. Register for New Student Orienation and Advising and complete your online orientation.
  2. to create your Student ID.
  3. Complete the Sigi3 Assessment.
  4. Visit MyState to view the Course Schedule selected for you by your advisor.
  5. Complete any outstanding Financial Aid requirements.
  6. Contact the Cashier to complete any payments or payment arrangements
  7. Visit WVSU's Bookstore to buy your books and to get State Gear!
  8. Attend all the required Welcome Days activities.
  9. Check your WVSU Campus Email for important updates!
  10. Get ready for a great start at WVSU!

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West Virginia State University has some very distinguished accolades that we are very proud of:
Points of Pride
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation 
Your Yellow Jacket Journey Begins Here!
 
Parent and Support Member Resource Page

All first time freshmen and new transfer students are required to complete the online orientation and advising.

New student orientation leaders speask to a group of new students.
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