Prospective International Students

Welcome Interested students!

Welcome to Potomac State College of WVU’s International Student website! We are happy to assist you with the process of applying, being admitted, and enrolling as a student here. 

Potomac State College of WVU is a fully integrated division of West Virginia University, and offers the personal touches of a smaller campus and community setting.  Students can earn Associates and Bachelor degrees on our campus, as well as transfer on to larger universities.  Because we are a teaching institution, students have full access to their instructors, who are professionals in their respective fields.  Students are never taught nor advised by Teaching Assistants at this institution.  For this reason, we believe Potomac State College of WVU offers a solid academic foundation that encourages lifelong learning for our graduates.

One of the biggest advantages to starting at Potomac State College of WVU is the affordability of tuition.  In fact, our tuition and fees are the lowest in the state of WV for 4 year colleges, and is listed among the top 50 affordable colleges in the nation.

We invite you to tour our website and see what we have to offer in terms of academics, student life and athletics. Check out our viewbook pdf to learn more.

Complete the online application for admission. 

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Tuition and Fees
For information on our tuition and fees, please click here.

International Student Scholarship Application
To apply for an international scholarship, click here.

To ensure the health and safety of our campus, immunization against communicable diseases is extremely important. To learn about the requirements, click here. 

TOEFL/IELTS resources
NOTE: All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency.  Potomac State College uses the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as the measure of English language proficiency.  A score of 61 on the internet-based TOEFL, 173 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 500 on the paper-based TOEFL or 6.0 on the IELTS is the minimum requirement.

The following links will provide you with more information about each test.

English Language Proficiency (ESL Partnership Programs)
Potomac State College of WVU is committed to helping every student fulfill his/her dream of studying in America.  To that end, we are pleased to offer two options to establish English proficiency for students who do not meet the TOEFL/IELTS requirement of this institution. 

We have partnered with American Language Academy (ALA) in Greensboro, NC and The Language Company (TLC) in Frostburg, MD both of whom offer curriculums to support students in learning and/or improving English speaking skills – to offer Conditional Admission to those students completing ESL programs at either ALA or TLC facilities.

Please click on the links below for more information about each facility and program(s)

Transcript Evaluation
Potomac State College of WVU requires that all students who have attended college or university in their home country have transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES), .  This is a fee based service of which the student is responsible for payment. Credit will be awarded accordingly once an evaluation is completed by WES and sent to Potomac State College of WVU.

For more information, please contact:
Beth Little
Phone: 304-788-6815; Fax: 304-788-6939