First-Year Pathway (FYP) is an academic support program designed for provisionally admitted students. Provisionally admitted students are those who have not met one of the minimum admission criteria, either high school GPA or test scores (ACT or SAT).
We believe that through specialized advising as well as participation in a summer component, FYP students have a successful transition to college. The core of the program is to assist students in building a solid foundation, achieving meaningful academic goals and graduating with a bachelor’s degree.
All FYP students complete a required summer program as a condition for provisional admission to WVU.
Benefits of FYP
FYP promotes access to WVU for students while providing extra support through dedicated advisors and other resources. Students take a first-year seminar course (graduation requirement) with other FYP students as well as meet with a success coach each month.
Success coaches work individually with students to enhance their academic skills in time management, note taking, reading and study skills. They are a great resource for students to strengthen academic and college life skills!
“Adjusting to college life was something that I was very worried about. FYP provided me with a success coach that I met with monthly. Success coaching helped me set goals and improve my study skills. As an undecided student, being part of FYP helped me tremendously and I would highly recommended students stick with the program. My parents and I have seen a continuous growth and improvement since high school and I want to thank FYP for being part of first year at WVU.” --- Shaelyn Weida, FYP Fall 2016, Class of 2020