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CLASS Students

Our students are a diverse group that includes exploratory/undecided students as well as students who weren't directly admitted to their majors of choice. 

The Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success (CLASS) is also the first academic home for some students whose degree programs don't have direct admission.  

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Many students begin their college careers at WVU within the Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success (CLASS) in Undergraduate Education.


Students who have not yet chosen a major or who are exploring their options are admitted into CLASS, where our academic advisers help them explore options and choose a major.

Undergraduate Studies – Pre-Majors

Many students enter WVU with intended majors. Sometimes, their GPA and/or ACT/SAT scores did not meet the direct admission requirements for their program. CLASS is the academic home for you while you work to fulfill the requirements for your major of choice. 

Medical Laboratory Sciences, Occupational Therapy, and Pharmacy

The medical laboratory sciences, occupational therapy, and pharmacy programs do not directly admit freshmen coming into the university. These students begin their studies at WVU in CLASS.

Your adviser will help you plan your courses in order to progress and apply to your program of choice. Most of these programs require two years of prerequisite coursework before application.