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Steps to Participate

Learn about the steps you need to take to participate in the Academic Common Market through WVU. 

Steps to Participate

If you are not a resident of West Virginia, but you are a resident of a member state within the Academic Common Market (ACM), please follow these steps to study at WVU through the ACM. 

WVU Deadlines for accepting state certification letters
Fall Semester – July 31
Spring Semester – December 15
Summer Term – April 30

Be accepted to WVU.

Apply to your home state ACM Coordinator. This will start the ACM application process. Once the application process is completed with your home state, Step 3 will happen.

Your state coordinator will send your certification letter* to the Associate Provost’s Office Associate ACM Coordinator, Shirley Robinson, for WVU approval.

ACM approval is forwarded to the Office of the Registrar. A representative from the registrar will update your residency status.

The Registrar's Office sends a letter of notification of approval to your home residence.

*Upon receiving your certification letter, the process takes about 3-4 weeks to complete. 

Shirley Robinson
Administrative Assistant and Associate ACM Coordinator
(304) 293-2641 
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