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   Application Troubleshoot

  • What is the b est browser t o use to access the online application?
    • For best results, please use either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox as your Web browser when completing, and viewing your online application.
  • I am receiving an error when filling out my phone number.
    • Only enter numerical characters, no dashes or spaces.

   Application Fees

  • How do I qualify for an application fee waiver?
    • Students are eligible for an application fee waiver from the Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment if one of the following criteria applies:

      • Current WVU or WVU Medicine (full-time, and/or benefits eligible) employee

      • Current, active United States Military personnel or Veteran 

      • McNair Scholar

      • PeaceCorps or Americorps Member

  • I am an International Applicant and am experiencing difficulty submitting the application fee.
  • I am an International Applicant and do not have an international credit card, how can I submit payment?
    • Please consider paying through Flywire.

   Application Status Meaning

*Note: Your application may skip some statuses and not all statuses will apply to your intended graduate program application process.


  • Can I submit unofficial transcripts?
    • Domestic (U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident), and International non-health science students can use unofficial transcripts for an admission decision – they will have to send their official transcripts (to show they have earned the bachelor’s degree and have the minimum GPA) if they are accepted into a program.
    • Domestic health science students must submit their official transcripts for an admission decision.

    Program Application Deadlines/Requirements

  • Where can I find my program of interest's application deadline and/or application requirements?
  • I want to talk with a representative from my program. How can I find their information?


  • I am having trouble submitting my recommendation for a student. How can I troubleshoot?

    Download Our Application Guide

  • Everything You Need to Know About Applying to Graduate School at West Virginia University

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