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Tuition Agreements

The Academic Common Market (ACM) for undergraduate programs will end Summer 2020.  Current students in the ACM will be grandfathered in and must adhere to the following in order to remain eligible until graduation:

1.      Remain a resident of your approved ACM State.
2.      Remain enrolled on a continuous bases in the approved ACM major.
3.      Remain a full-time student (12 credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours for
         graduate students) at the beginning and for the remainder of the semester will result in      
         removal from the ACM.
4.      Must successfully complete 12 credit hours at the end of the semester; if not, then you will be
         removed from the ACM and will be charged the non-resident tuition and fee assessment for    
         the  subsequent semesters.
5.      Remain in good academic standing in the program that you have been certified.
6.      May not change majors, even if the new major is an approved ACM major.
7.      Maintain a 2.0 GPA or above, based on the Department guidelines.
8.      May not be on academic probation.
9.      Students may not double major at this time.

Students are evaluated at the end of each semester to determine their continuance in the ACM as well as the Reciprocity Agreements.  Tuition reassessment may occur a week or two after final grades are submitted to determine eligibility or continuance.


Garrett County, Maryland, Reciprocity Agreement

West Virginia University agrees to enroll residents of Garrett County, Maryland, as full/part-time baccalaureate degree seeking students at resident tuition and fee rates based on criteria established by West Virginia University at Its main campus In Morgantown and its Potomac State campus in Keyser.

Students must have an associate's degree from Garrett College. In cases where the student's time to baccalaureate degree completion would be extended unnecessarily by completing the associate degree requirements at Garrett College, the student may be considered for early transfer to West Virginia University without an associate's degree from Garrett College. Garrett College students may be accepted to West Virginia University under this agreement only If the student applies to be enrolled In a program not available at Frostburg State University. Garrett College students who wish to enroll In degree programs In engineering (with the exception of mechanical engineering) are also covered under this agreement.

Students in the tuition reciprocity agreement program must remain in good academic standing (2.0 or better GPA) and continue to make good academic progress toward entry into the major or completion of major program requirements. 

Students on probation or judged to not be making progress toward entry into or completion of the approved program will be removed from the reciprocity agreement program and charged out-of-state tuition.

Additional programs outside of the approved major's plan of study are not eligible for resident tuition rate at this time.

Students taking summer classes may take up to 12 credit hours across both 6-week sessions. The courses must be major specific to the approved degree program.

Deadlines for applying, reapplying or changing to a new major for the Graduate ACM programs:

Fall Semester – July 31

Spring Semester – December 15

Summer Term – April 30


Ohio Reciprocity Agreement

As the result of a special agreement, students from Ohio who are fully admitted to certain majors can enroll at WVU and pay in-state tuition rates.

Students must be enrolled full time in an approved program as authorized by the reciprocity agreement.  Additional programs outside of the approved major's plan of study are not eligible for resident tuition. Students must be admitted to both the University and the particular major.

At the end of each semester students are evaluated to determine their continuance in the Ohio Reciprocity Agreements.  Tuition reassessment may occur a week or two after final grades are submitted to determine eligibility or continuance. In the case of not meeting requirements, the student's tuition and fees will be reassessed and the out of state rate will be assessed. Guidelines for a second degree under the Ohio Reciprocity Agreement:

Must contact the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education for approval, if a student is interested in adding 1 additional major that is listed within the Reciprocity Agreement Program.  Once approved, the student and advisor will be sent a confirmation email, stating approval. Programs outside of the Reciprocity Agreement will not be permissible at this time.  Students must adhere to the following:

1.      A second degree, or double major must be approved as part of the already established Ohio
         Reciprocity majors.
2.      Courses must be major specific (12 credit hours).
3.      A student must work with their advisor(s) to create an 8-semester plan of study and submit to
         the Office of the Provost as point of information.
4.      After the Freshman year, a student must successfully complete 12 credit hours.  Failure to
         complete 12 hours will result in being reassessed the out of state tuition rate for the subsequent
         term (Fall or Spring).
5.      If a student wants to change his or her major, they must contact the Office of the Provost.
6.      Minimum GPA requirement 2.75 to remain in a second approved major.

The Ohio Reciprocity program will apply to 8 semesters plus summer study.  Students must complete both majors within that time frame, if not, than the student will be accessed the out of State Tuition rate.


Switching majors

Students switching majors are to notify this office. This will assure that students tuition is assessed properly.


Doubling majoring

Doubling majoring may be allowed if the student meets the criteria and chooses an additional major from the already approved major list of Ohio Reciprocity majors.

These programs include:


Chambers College of Business and Economics

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Organizational Leadership

College of Creative Arts

  • Art History (BA)
  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Intermedia/Photography
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Studio Art with Education Emphasis
  • Technical Art History
  • Theatre (BA/BFA) 

College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

    • Coaching and Performance Science
    • Health and Well-being
    • Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

    • Mining Engineering (B.S.Min.E.)*
    • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (B.S.PNGE.)*
    • * In-state tuition only applicable for the junior and senior years.

    Students who start at WVU as Engineering Track 1 or Engineering Track 2 are eligible if they intend to major in one of these degrees. Students must complete a set of 6 core courses with a C or better (MATH 155, CHEM 115/115L, ENGL 101, and ENGR 101, 102, and 191) with a 2.25 GPA in order to matriculate into a specific engineering discipline.


    Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

    • Agribusiness Management & Rural Development (BS/BS Agr)
    • Agricultural & Extension Education (BS Agr)
    • Agronomy (BS/BS Agr)
    • Animal & Nutritional Sciences (BS/BS Agr)
    • Biochemistry (BS)
    • Design Studies (BS)
    • Environmental & Natural Resource Economics (BS/BS Agr.)
    • Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences (BSAGR) formally, Environmental Protection (BS/BS Agr.) 
    • Forest Resource Management (BS Forestry)
    • Horticulture (BS/BS Agr)
    • Human Nutrition & Food (BS)
    • Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Resources (BS Recreation)
    • Wildlife & Fisheries Resources (BS)Wood Science & Technology (BS) 

    Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

    • Biochemistry (BA)
    • Chemistry (BA/BS)
    • Mathematics (BA/BS)
    • Physics (BA/BS)

    Reed College of Media

    • Journalism