Frequently Asked Questions about the ACM
Find answers to your questions about the Academic Common Market (ACM) below.
What are the ACM programs available in West Virginia?
Download this list to see all of the West Virginia programs available through the ACM.
Would I be eligible for in-state rates if I am accepted into a program that is not part of the ACM but then is made available?
If a program is added to the ACM Inventory after the ACM deadlines, that program will be made available to ACM student for the upcoming semester (next term). Therefore, you would not be eligible for the in-state rate. Unfortunately, the ACM cannot be added retroactively.
What if it takes me longer than five years to graduate?
If you have not completed your primary major (the approved ACM major) within five years, then you will be removed from the ACM program and you will be charged out-of-state rates.
What if I am not enrolled on a continuous basis?
If you are not enrolled on a continual basis - for any reason - then you will be removed from the ACM program and you will be charged out-of-state rates.
What if I have a poor semester at WVU as a freshman?
If, as a freshman, you earn below a 2.0 GPA or drop below your major's required GPA (usually 2.5 or higher), you will be sent a warning. You will then have the opportunity to improve during the next semester.
If you are unable to improve your GPA, then you will be removed from the ACM program the next semester at WVU and will be charged out-of-state rates.
What are the guidelines for minors or dual degrees?
A minor must be part of the ACM approved major requirement. You may only pursue majors and degrees that are approved through the ACM program at WVU. You should contact the Office of the Associate Provost of Undergraduate Education regarding a second major or degree program (304-293-2641).
What if, I drop below full-time status?
Full-time status is 12 credit hours. The first time you drop below full-time status you will receive a warning sent to your MIX email. The second time you drop below full-time status, you will be removed from the ACM program for a semester and you will be charged the out-of-state rates.
Can I take summer classes?
You may take up to 12 credit hours across both 6-week sessions. The courses must be major specific.
What if I miss the application deadline?
If you miss the deadline, you will need to apply for the next term. WVU deadlines should not be confused with your state's deadline for completing the application process. Any student who is applying, reapplying or changing to a new ACM major will have to adhere to the WVU deadlines.
Any certification letter received after the deadline will be returned to the state issuing the request. The state will be asked to resubmit the certification letter for the next term.