Academic Success Initiatives

Welcome to Academic Success Initiatives

Your success is our passion. We’re inspiring our students to do more, to be more, and to change the world. Graduation is the goal, and we’ll help get you there.

Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars

Incoming first-year students can participate in WVU college courses on campus with residential housing



Provides rising high school seniors and incoming first-year students the opportunity to begin their university education during summer

First Year Pathway

First-Year Pathway

A provisional admission program for first-time college students

First Year Academy

First-Year Academy

Connects new students to campus

First Year Seminar

First-Year Seminar

A required common learning experience for first-year and transfer students with less than 29 credit hours

Early Alert Program

WVU Early Alert Program

Helps identify students who are experiencing academic difficulties early in the semester

Mid Semester Programming

Mid-Semester Programing

Offers sustained assistance to students after mid-term grades are posted

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Mid-Year Academy

A one day event for students on academic probation


Preparing to Achieve Student Success (PASS) Program

Designed for first-time freshmen placed on academic probation


First Year Experience

Introduces incoming first-year students to WVU and helps them transition to college life.

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Common Read

WVU engages all its first-year students in a common reading experience, which fosters dialog, critical thinking and community participation.