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Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education

Admission Requirements:
Incoming Freshmen

Direct Admission

3.0 GPA (High school) 
AND 

26 ACT 
OR 
SAT Math and Critical Reading total of 1170 (pre-March 2016 test sitting)
OR 
SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math Section 1240 (post-March 2016 test sitting) 
OR 
Passing scores on all three sections of the Praxis CORE test. 

More information about the Praxis CORE can be found at  https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/core/. Any student seeking teacher licensure is required to take this test. 

Pre-Elementary Education Admission

If you do not meet the direct admission requirements, above, you can begin applicable course work as a Pre-Elementary Education student, if you meet the following requirements:

2.75 GPA (High School)
AND

22 ACT
OR
SAT Math and Critical Reading total of 1040 (pre-March 2016 test sitting)
OR
SAT Evidence based Reading/Writing and Math Section 1110 (post-March 2016 test sitting)

Once admitted as a Pre-Elementary Education student, successful completion of the following will allow the student to advance into the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program.


Admission Requirements: Current WVU undergraduate students and students transferring from another college/university

This population includes transfers from outside of WVU as well as major transfers from within WVU.

2.75 GPA (Undergraduate) 

AND 

26 ACT 
OR 
SAT Math and Critical Reading total of 1170 (pre-March 2016 test sitting)
OR 
SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math Section 1240 (post-March 2016 test sitting) 
OR 
Passing scores on all three sections of the Praxis CORE test. 


Admission Procedures

New Freshmen and Transfer students:

New freshmen and students transferring from another college or university must complete West Virginia University's online undergraduate admission application

Transfer Students

Once you have applied and been accepted to West Virginia University, please complete and submit the program application form*. 

Current WVU Undergraduate students:  

Current WVU undergraduate students may apply to the program by a) completing the program application or b) submitting a Departmental Decision Form to the program coordinator through the Office of Admissions.

*If you are having trouble submitting the form online, feel free to download and print our mail-in program application form .    

Application Deadlines

Incoming freshmen are welcome to apply at any time prior to their first semester at WVU.

For current WVU undergraduate students and transfer students, program applications will be reviewed twice annually and will be accepted based on admissions criteria as well as available spaces. 

April 1 – Application deadline for admission into Fall semester.
November 1 – Application deadline for admission into Spring Semester.