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Admitted Graduate Students

Congratulations on being admitted to a West Virginia University graduate program!

Admitted graduate students can reference this information, in addition to details provided by your graduate program department, to transition, and settle in to graduate life at WVU!

Claim Your Account

To gain access to any and all WVU systems, you must first claim your account. Claiming your account provides you with a master login and password for systems such as your Mountaineer Information Express (MIX) email address, STAR (class registration, and student accounts and records), DegreeWorks (a visual checklist of courses and objectives required for graduation), and eCampus (an online-learning management system used by both on-campus and online classes for posting syllabi, course information, course grades, uploading assignments and hosting online class discussions.)

Students can access all the above systems through the WVU Student Portal

If you experience difficulty claiming your account or accessing the student portal, please contact the WVU Information Technology Services help desk at 304-293-4444 or visit

Duo Two-Factor Authentication

All WVU students, faculty, and staff must enroll in Duo Two-Factor Authentication to access all WVU accounts and systems.

If you experience difficulty with the installation or use of Duo Two-Factor Authentication, please contact the WVU Information Technology Services help desk at 304-293-4444 or visit


Departmental Orientation
Some departments may hold their own graduate student orientation sessions to introduce students to the faculty, policies, and facilities in your units. Be sure to check with your graduate program department to determine if there will be an orientation that you are expected to attend.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation
The Teaching and Learning Commons offers orientations for new Graduate Teaching Assistants and new International Graduate Teaching Assistants. These sessions have both a face-to-face and online component.

Prospective international teaching assistants or associates whose native language is not English are required to take and pass the SPEAK Test before assuming teaching duties and responsibilities.

Register for Classes

Each program handles the class registration process for their graduate students differently. We encourage you to contact your graduate program coordinator (search your graduate program on the graduate admissions database for contact information) as soon as possible to identify what steps you should take to get registered for the upcoming term.

Admitted students will likely have a meeting with an academic advisor and/or advising faculty member to discuss your individual plan of study. You may also wish to review the Graduate Catalog for additional information on your program and to review course offerings.

You can register for classes online via the WVU STAR System. You can access the system via or via your student portal at

The online STAR system allows students to do the following

  • Review charges and make payments

  • Change personal information

  • Register for classes

  • View financial aid eligibility and awards

  • View final grades and unofficial transcripts

  • View course schedule

  • View on-campus housing information

  • Allow a parent or guest access to student records

Funding Opportunities

Admitted graduate students have the opportunity to apply for graduate assistantships, and fellowships and scholarships.

If you have any questions regarding funding opportunities please contact the Office of Graduate Education and Life, and/or your graduate program department.


WVU Housing offers four conveniently located University Apartment communities. These communities are affordable, close to campus, and offer amenities of home!

For more information on housing availability please contact WVU Housing.

Student Life

The WVU Division of Student Life has over 20 departments working together to help you make the most of your time as a graduate student!

Need Help?

Contact a Graduate Admissions and Recruitment staff member.

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