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WVU’s Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success (CLASS) provides academic guidance and support for students who are undecided or have not been admitted directly into their program of study. Our goal is to help you choose a major by the end of your first year. Within CLASS, six offices are committed to assisting students choose majors, succeed academically and connect with other students and resources at the University.

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Undergraduate Advising

Academic advisers support students who are undecided or have not been admitted directly into their program of study. They work closely with students to help them discover their major, understand the requirements of the programs they’re seeking and develop parallel plans of study for those who may not be admitted into their initial major.

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Student Success

The Office of Student Success is committed to empowering all WVU students to do their best. To help students graduate on time and achieve their goals, undergraduates have access to academic tutoring, peer mentors for certain populations and student success coaches who work with students one-on-one to help hone the skills needed to excel.

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First-Year Experience

To help students successfully transition to college life, the First-Year Experience Office works with first-year, transfer and pre-professional students, emphasizing positive, diverse relationships between students, faculty and staff. The program also facilitates discussions with students about how to be successful academically and personally, and provides resources that will result in timely progression toward graduation.

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Student Support Services

This is a federally funded TRIO program designed to support students during their undergraduate studies, providing those eligible with access to free academic services, advising, tutoring, financial aid support and more.

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High School ACCESS

High school students can start earning college credits early! WVU offers courses online, on-campus and in high schools around the state.

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Upward Bound

This is also a federally funded TRIO program established to help high school students overcome barriers to higher education.