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Welcome to the Hilltop!
Congratulations on your acceptance to West Liberty University! On this page, you will find important information for new students.
ACADEMIC YEAR CALENDAR
- Final high school transcript sent after graduation
- ACT and/or SAT test scores
- Proof of measles and rubella (MMR) immunization
- Advanced placement (AP) scores if applicable
- Official college transcript(s) if any college credit were completed while in high school
- Confidential mandatory health form
- Final high school transcript with graduation date and ACT/SAT test scores (only if you have earned less than 28 semester hours of college credit)
- Official college transcript(s) from each institution that you have attended
- Transfer clearance form
- Proof of measles and rubella (MMR) immunization
- Confidential mandatory health form
Student Health Service
The primary mission of the West Liberty University Student Health Service is to enable you to take full advantage of your academic experience by maintaining and improving your health.
A required Mandatory Health Form is to be completed and turned in before your first day of classes. Failure to submit this form may result in being denied treatment at the Health Service, participation in intercollegiate sports, or entry into some academic programs.
For more information, including hours of operation, see http://www.westliberty.edu/health-services/.
Christy Bennington, Director of Health Services
Health Services, Shaw Hall 019
ACT Residual Testing
ACT Residual testing is available for incoming West Liberty University students only. Details on when the next test date will be posted in summer.
More information can be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office at 304.336.8016
Whether you are considering West Liberty University as a first-time student or as a way to further your education, the Financial Aid Office is here to help you make your goals a reality. You are taking the next big step in your life. The Net Price Calculator will allow you to gain an understanding of the estimated cost to you and your family if you choose to attend West Liberty University. We would also like to encourage you to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible, in order to allow our office to have ample time in communicating all available funding to you. Finally, for a list of available scholarships, grants, and other funding at West Liberty, please visit our website. As always, please feel free to contact us at 304.336.8016 or [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
Housing and Residence Life
The information contained here will help prepare you for life in the residence halls, and the transition you make into University life. As a member of the University community, you will find that much of what you learn will occur outside the classroom as you learn to live and work with others, in a diverse community. The student life experience at West Liberty is designed to help you grow in personal, social and academic areas.
Freshmen Orientation and Class Registration
Orientation will offer you the opportunity to learn how to register and complete your class schedule for the fall semester, meet faculty for your college, take necessary ASSET tests, have your ID picture taken, see your residence hall room, learn specific information about financial aid, and take care of a variety of campus tasks to prepare for the new semester. Parents will even learn more about their role in this process with our Parent Power program.
Orientation dates for the fall 2014 term are as follows:
- June 10 - College of Arts and Communication
- June 17 - College of Liberal Arts
- June 26 - College of Business
- July 8 - College of Sciences
- July 16 - College of Sciences
- July 24 - College of Education
- August 1 - Undeclared
- August 5 - Open to all incoming students
- August 7 - Open to all incoming students
REGISTER NOW for an orientation date!
Registration for Fall 2014 transfer students will be held during the summer months. Each academic college will hold registration sessions. During the registration sessions, academic advisors will be available to assist you in completing a schedule for the fall semester. Please continue to check back for dates that will be posted as soon as they are available.
What is TopperFest? TopperFest is a two week festival designed to welcome students to West Liberty University and get them acclimated to campus. These events give new students the chance to interact with each other and jump-start the friendships that will last a lifetime. A schedule of events will be posted before classes begin for the fall 2014 term.
Student Laptop Program
As an incoming West Liberty student you have the opportunity to benefit from a unique program that will enrich your educational experience by participating in the West Liberty University Student Laptop Program. The laptop intent form must be completed to enroll in this program.
On-line WINS Accounts
All students have an online account through the West Liberty Information Network System (WINS). Students complete class registration and access grades through their WINS accounts. Personal information, financial aid information, billing information and many other items can be accessed via WINS. To log in to WINS, click on the WINS icon at the bottom of the WLU home page. You will need your student ID and pin number. Your student ID can be found on your letter of acceptance, class schedule or financial aid award letter. You can also contact the Enrollment Center at 304.336.8007 to receive that information. Your PIN number will initially be your six digit date of birth (MMDDYY) then the system will prompt you to change your password and set up a security question.
All students will have a mandatory email account through West Liberty University. Students are expected to regularly check their WLU email accounts as faculty and administration primarily contact students through their email accounts. Email accounts for new students will be created prior to classes beginning each semester. You will be able to access your email address through your WINS account. Once you are logged into WINS, click on “Personal Information”, then “Email Address”.
Due to recent changes made by IT Services, from now on, all new students will have an email address of first initial followed by middle initial and last name followed by @westliberty.edu ([email protected]). To access your email account, click on the GMAIL icon on the homepage (next to the WINS icon). You will need to enter your user name, which will be your email address, minus the @westliberty.edu. Your password will be your eight digit date of birth (MMDDYYYY). If you have any questions regarding your email account, please contact the IT Services HELP Desk at 304.336.8886.
TopperNet Emergency Text Messaging System
Once classes begin, students are encouraged to sign up for TopperNet. TopperNet is provided by Rave Wireless and is WLU’s emergency text message system. TopperNet is used to notify you when classes are canceled or if any other emergency arises. You will need your WLU email address and your cell phone number when registering for this service. There is no fee for this service.
To sign up for TopperNet: Go to https://www.getrave.com/login/westliberty Click on “Register Now”. Complete the information on the “Create Account” page, agree to the Terms of Service, and click “Next”. A confirmation screen will appear, explaining that Rave has sent you an e-mail. Go to your e-mail account and click the link. When you click the link, a 4 digit code will be sent to your phone. A screen will open on your compter asking you to type in that code. This will take you to your main account screen. You’re done!
All students enrolled at West Liberty University are assigned an academic adviser to assist the student with class scheduling and meeting graduation requirements. Academic advisers are assigned to new students prior to the semester beginning. The name of your academic adviser can be found in WINS under the “Student Services” menu. Select “Student Records” from the “Student Services” menu, and the select “View Student Information”. You can locate telephone numbers and email addresses for advisers in the WLU directory, which is available on the home page next to the WINS icon. Office locations are posted outside of the Registrar’s Office in Main Hall.
West Liberty University has gone “green!” We are excited to offer our students the convenience of E-Billing. Here are some facts about this new and exciting process of delivering student billings:
- Student invoices will be sent via WLU student email accounts once per semester (late July for the Fall semester and early December for the Spring semester). The student schedule/invoice reflects all charges and credits currently on the student’s account, as well as the student’s current schedule.
- Statements of account will be sent to the student on a regular basis via their West Liberty University email account. The statement is for informational purposes alerting the student of the financial obligations on their accounts. Account activity can occur on a daily basis and the student will be informed in a timely manner.
- Students must be diligent in checking their email accounts for the E-Billing and if need be, forward it to the responsible party for payment. It is important to keep the lines of communication open, and in addition, stay within FERPA regulations (Privacy Act). This is why it is so important that the student communicate this information to all interested parties.
- Failure to satisfy financial obligations to the Business Office can result in adverse consequences such as stopping admission to classes, late fees, holds on grades, registration, transcripts, and in extreme cases, total withdrawal from classes.
The Business Office can assist students in understanding this process. Please call (304) 336-8013 or (304) 336-8944 with any questions you may have in this regard.
Just off of Interstate 70 at the Cabela’s Drive exit and located just steps from the entrance of the Marquee Cinemas, the WLU Highlands Center offers more than 50 courses. Convenient parking and a modern learning environment making it ideal for first-time freshmen, current students, commuters, employees at the Highlands, and adult students wishing to begin or complete a degree at West Liberty University. The Highlands Center provides a number of educational opportunities from undergraduate to graduate level courses. The majority of the University’s summer courses are offered at the Highlands Center. For more information on the Highlands Center check out our page or call 304-217-2800.
Parent Power is an easy-to-read bulletin designed to keep parents informed about important dates, deadlines and discussions you should be having with your college freshman to help promote his/her academic and personal success. To view editions of the newsletter, visit the Parent Power page on the web.