Requirements for Admission

  • Application
  • High school transcript
  • ACT and/or SAT scores, if graduation has been within the last five years
  • Official college transcript from each college attended; if applicant has completed less than 24 hours, he/she must also submit a high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores and must be eligible to return to the institution from which he/she last attended
  • Measles immunization record if born after 1/57
  • Selective Service Registration verification

Basic Admission Standards

  • At least a 2.0 high school GPA and an ACT* composite score of 18 or at least a 3.0 high school GPA, regardless of ACT composite score; SAT I (before January 2016) composite score of 870 and SAT II (after January 2016) composite score of 960.
  • Required Curricular Units
    • English – Four units, including courses in grammar, composition, and literature
    • Social Studies – Three units, including U.S. history
    • Mathematics – Four units (three units must be algebra I and higher)
    • Science – Three units; all courses to be college preparatory lab science, preferably including units from biology, chemistry, and physics
    • Arts – One unit
    • Foreign Language – Two units (two courses of the same foreign language)
  • *SAT I scores may be substituted for ACT composite scores. SAT I scores will be converted to ACT equivalents

Admission Requirements for Degree Programs

Four Year Degree Program Admission

  • Basic Admission Standards including Basic Required Curricular Units for Admission
  • Completed a General Education Development test (GED) and have been granted a West Virginia high school equivalency certificate, scoring at least 500 on three areas of the test

Two Year Degree Program Admission

Admission to the two year degree programs is open to all students who have graduated from any high school or hold a GED. Students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree program, but who do not meet the admissions requirements for a bachelor’s degree, may enter a two-year program. Once the student has remediated deficiencies or completed a two-year degree, the student may transfer into a bachelor’s degree program.

Non-Degree Admission

Glenville State may admit individuals as non-degree seeking students upon completion of a GSU admission application. Non-degree seeking students may enroll in those courses for which they are qualified. If a non-degree seeking student would later choose to pursue a degree program, that student must submit all required documents (test scores, transcripts, etc.) to be admitted as a degree candidate.

The non-degree seeking student shall be allowed to enroll in no more than seven (7) hours per semester except by special permission of the provost and senior vice president and associate registrar. The student will be responsible for paying the tuition and fees and is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Transcripts are not necessary for non-degree seeking students, nor are they part of the student’s academic transcript. However, if the transcripts are submitted, the transcripts will be filed until such a time as the student becomes a degree-seeking student. If a non-degree seeking student wishes to change his/her enrollment status, that individual must complete an admission application (available here) and submit it to the Office of Admissions along with all required documentation. Students changing degree status must meet all current admission requirements in effect at the time that the change of degree status is initiated.