Wesleyan seeks students with inquiring and creative minds who will profit from a liberal arts program in an atmosphere of freedom with responsibility. Admission decisions are made by the Office of Admission on an individual basis. The Admission Committee takes into consideration the following: academic preparation, high school and/or college records, standardized test results, demonstrated leadership capabilities, and personal recommendations reflecting strong personal character and achievements. The College invites applicants for admission to supply further evidence indicating his/her competence and eagerness to deal with a demanding and exciting program. Open without discrimination to all qualified students, the College reserves the right to refuse to admit any applicant who, because of low scholarship or citizenship record, is deemed by the Admission and Academic Standing Council to be unlikely to succeed within the standards the College seeks to maintain. Students who have attended Wesleyan in the past can find information about readmission here.
Admission to West Virginia Wesleyan College is moderately selective. Many factors influence the admission decision.
The most important factor in the admission decision is your high school record (course load and grades attained), followed by SAT or ACT scores, character and record of leadership, community involvement and engagement, extracurricular activities, recommendations, and class rank, if available. Campus interview are strongly encouraged and may be required in some cases.
You are encouraged to pursue a challenging college preparatory program throughout the four years of high school. We require the following selection of courses:
- English – 4 units
- Math – 3 or more units (including Algebra I & II and Geometry)
- Science – 3 or more units (including one or more lab sciences)
- Social Studies – 3 or more units
- Foreign Language – 2 or more units recommended but not required
Your extracurricular involement in contrast to your academic record is also taken into consideration. Successful Wesleyan students are generally competent and engaged both in and out of the classroom.
Advanced Placement by Examination
Wesleyan participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students who have taken and satisfactorily passed college-level courses in high school and who have passed the Advanced Placement Examination of the Educational Testing Service at the level of three or higher may apply to the College for credit or advanced placement in these subjects. These examinations are administered in the spring. Applicants must have results sent to the Office of Admission for verification prior to the fall semester.
Wesleyan accepts credit by examination, including the Advanced Placement Program and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Information on credit by examination is available from the Registrar's Office.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
The College recognizes the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Students who have successfully completed the IB Program and earn a score of four or above on higher-level examinations may apply to the College for credit or advanced placement in the appropriate subjects. These exams are administered in the spring. Applicants must have the results sent to the Office of Admission for verification prior to the fall semester.
West Virginia Wesleyan College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, gender, age, or disability in the administration of its admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, educational programs, athletic programs, co-curricular activities, or other College administered programs.