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West Virginia Admissions Standards

State/CAEP Requirements

State-level requirements
GPA requirement 3.0 cohort average
Test requirement Cohort average score on a nationally-normed test in the top 50th percentile

Citation

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West Virginia Legislative Rules 126-114-6.2; 6.3
West Virginia Board of Education 5100

State Response

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West Virginia noted that teacher preparation programs will use a 3.0 GPA as the minimum acceptable cohort average for admissions to educator preparation programs and implementation of this standard should parallel the GPA requirement as proposed by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The state added that the 3.0 GPA cohort grade point average is calculated using a 4-point scale and including all core subject coursework in the calculation (electives not included). West Virginia also stated that based upon Title II data reported by West Virginia University, Wheeling Jesuit University, Concord University, and Glenville State College, these institutions meet the state GPA requirement.

West Virginia Programs

Click below to see analyses of program-level compliance with GPA and/or testing requirements, as well as program responses to these findings.

West Virginia University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5
1040.0 (SAT)
23.5 (ACT)
Possible Yes Possible
Program Response

West Virginia University noted that when reporting cohort average GPAs in Title II reports, cohorts at WVU attain mean GPAs greater than 3.0.

Marshall University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.8
985.0 (SAT)
22.0 (ACT)
Yes Yes Yes
Program Response

Marshall University recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

Glenville State College

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
860.0 (SAT)
19.0 (ACT)
Yes No No

Fairmont State University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
935.0 (SAT)
20.5 (ACT)
Yes Yes Yes

West Liberty University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0
910.0 (SAT)
20.5 (ACT)
Yes Yes Yes

Wheeling Jesuit University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5
995.0 (SAT)
22.5 (ACT)
Possible Yes Possible

Concord University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.0
960.0 (SAT)
21.5 (ACT)
No Yes No

West Virginia State University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0
880.0 (SAT)
20.0 (ACT)
Yes Yes Yes

West Virginia University - Parkersburg

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0
No data available (SAT)
No data available (ACT)
Yes N/A N/A
Program Response

West Virginia University - Parkersburg noted that it is an open enrollment institution and the ACT or SAT is not required for admission to the institution. The institution added that the Education Department is monitoring the ACT composite scores of those students that have taken the ACT and have been admitted to the program. In 2015-16, the mean ACT composite score was 20.6.

Shepherd University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
990.0 (SAT)
21.5 (ACT)
Yes Yes Yes