Relationship to WVU
Students at Potomac State College are part of the West Virginia University family. WVU is a major research institution and West Virginia's flagship university. WVU is the state's only research doctoral-granting, land-grant university. WVU provides high quality programs of instruction, offering nearly 200 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, doctorate and professional levels.
The array of online services and expanded course offerings are just some of the benefits students at Potomac State College of West Virginia University were able to benefit from when Potomac State became a division of WVU.
Potomac State's transition from a regional campus of WVU to a fully integrated division, much like a college or school on the Morgantown campus, took effect on July 1, 2005.
From an operational standpoint, Potomac State is now able to offer services under WVU's umbrella that it could not afford to provide as a regional campus with its own budget.
Potomac State College students enjoy many benefits of being part of West Virginia University:
- STAR, WVU's online customer service system . Using BANNER software, STAR enables students to register for classes, check their grades, learn their financial status, pay bills and more - all with the click of a mouse.
- WVU Portal the University's Web site for faculty and students. Students can log on to the Portal to check their e-mail, register for classes or browse the Internet.
- Catamount Card , student identification card. At Potomac State, students will be able to use this card to pay for meals, laundry services or snacks.
- Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Business Management and Criminal Justice on the Potomac State campus.
- The Regents Bachelor of Arts degree is an innovative baccalaureate degree program offered through West Virginia University's Eberly College of Arts and Sciences on the Potomac State campus.
- Students graduating from Potomac State's Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S) degree in either Business Management or Criminal Justice now have the opportunity to seamlessly pursue and earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from WVU's College of Business and Economics through tuition-waiver scholarships.
- An enhanced WVU scholarship program allows new freshman who enroll at Potomac State and who eventually transfer to WVU to be eligible for WVU scholarships they would have received had they initially enrolled in Morgantown.
- An integrated scholarship program allows PSC students who are ready to move over to the Morgantown campus to take their scholarship support with them.
- The Morgantown campus is only 90 minutes away, and Potomac State College students receive free or discounted tickets to athletic, cultural and social events such as WVU's Up All Night and a free weekend program of movies, music, food, and comedy clubs, among other events.
- After attending Potomac State College, students transferring to WVU are considered intra-University transfers. These students pay no application fee; receive priority status for registration and academic records automatically become part of the student's University records.
- Opportunity to participate in study abroad programs.