Application Information


After reading the instructions, please fill out the online application as thoroughly as possible. When you are finished, click the 'SUBMIT' button on the left column of any application screen.

Print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit your application and return it to the address below.

Freshmen Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, beginning with the fall semester, students must graduate with a cumulative grade-point average of at least a 2.0 and an 18 composite score on the American College Test (ACT) (870 combined score in verbal/critical reading and math) or a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 unweighted scale. Students will normally be expected to sit for the ACT. However, in instances where students have taken the SAT examination, these scores may be substituted for the ACT. These students will not be required to take the ACT at a later date. admissions and/or application requirements. These requirements may by obtained by contacting the academic department in which you are interested. The departments of Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and Music have additional admissions and/or application requirements. These requirements may by obtained by contacting the academic department in which you are interested.

In addition to the requirements listed above, freshmen must have completed the following units of high school credits:

Units (Years)
English (including courses in grammar, composition, and literature)
Social studies (including U.S. history)
Mathematics (three units must be Algebra 1 and higher)
Science (all courses to be college preparatory lab science, preferably including units from biology, chemistry, and physics)
Foreign Language (two units of the same foreign language)

Transfer Admission Requirements

You should apply as a freshman candidate if you are currently enrolled in high school or have not enrolled or earned credit at another college or university following high school graduation. Students who wish to transfer to West Liberty University from another college or university must be eligible to return to the institution from which they wish to transfer.

Transfer applicants must provide:

  1. Evidence of honorable withdrawal from the college previously attended (transfer clearance form)
  2. An official transcript directly from the Registrar of the institution from which the student is transferring. If the student has attended more than one institution, an official transcript from each is required. If the applicant has completed fewer than 28 semester hours before the transfer, a high school transcript is also required and the high school curriculum, GPA, and/or test requirements must have been met.

The institution whose credits are presented for advanced standing must be an accredited institution. Final decision regarding the acceptance of transfer credit rests with the Committee on Admissions and Credits.

A cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 is normally required for transfer students. A student with slightly less than a 2.0 may be considered for admission by the Committee on Admissions and Credits if extenuating circumstances are involved.

No more than 72 semester hours may be transferred from a two-year college.

All grades made previously in college-level courses are included in the grade-point calculation, even though there may be low grades in courses for which no credit can be granted. To graduate from West Liberty, transfer students must have at least a 2.0 for all college-level work attempted. Students transferring from institutions using a grading system different from that used by West Liberty University shall have the grade-point average computed on the basis of West Liberty's grade system.

Any student who enrolls at West Liberty without reporting all previous college attendance will be subject to suspension.

International Admission Requirements

Please do not use this online application! It is recommended that all international students contact the Admissions Office to request an international student application. Please contact us with your request by email at or send any correspondence to the address to the right.

Contact Us

West Liberty University
208 University Drive
College Union Box 101
West Liberty, WV  26074-0295

In-state telephone: 304 336 8076
Out-of-state telephone: (866)-WESTLIB
Fax number: (304) 336-8403


To complete this online application, type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be reentered prior to submittal.

Once you have completed the application, click the SUBMIT button located on the left column to submit the application.

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