First-Year ProgramsWe have a range of programs to support you during your first year at WVU.
These programs will help smooth your transition from high school work to the rigors of college courses.
It seems obvious: College is different than high school. The course work is harder, the classes are structured differently and you'll shoulder more responsibility.
Our First-Year Programs help you bridge the gap to ensure a successful freshman year at WVU.
First-Year Academy is the official academic kick-off to the fall semester.
All incoming freshman take a First-Year Seminar course at WVU.
For select first-time college students, First-Year Pathway helps build a solid academic foundation.
Freshmen on academic probation at the end of their first semester are automatically enrolled in the WVU PASS program and attend the one-day Mid-Year Academy at the beginning of their second semester.
Preparing to Achieve Student Success
The Preparing to Achieve Student Success (PASS) Program is designed to help first-year students on academic probation get back on track.