College/University

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More than half of the graduating class of Jefferson High School is projected to attend a 4-year college or university.  The majority of those will be in-state schools for a variety of reasons: Promise, lower tuition costs, closeness to home, et cetera.  Fortunately, there are a lot of in state resources available to those students looking to attend school here in West Virginia.  A great starting point is CFWV!

College Foundation of West Virginia

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CFWV is a web-based career and educational planning system.  The tools found in CFWV will help students enhance self-awareness, build meaningful education and career plans, and prepare for their post-secondary education.  The results of all activities are stored in an interactive portfolio that reflects students' personal and academic growth as well as their future plans!

Listed below are a list of in-state 4 year colleges and universities, their locations, tuition averages, a link to their school specific scholarships pages, and a link to their home pages for you to compare and contrast what WV schools have to offer!

IN-STATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

ALDERSON BROADDUS UNIVERSITY
Philippi, WV
Tuition Avg: $26,400
Scholarships Page
www.ab.edu
DAVIS AND ELKINS COLLEGE
Elkins, WV
Tuition Avg: $28,500
Scholarships Page
www.dewv.edu
 
POTOMAC STATE COLLEGE
Keyser, WV
Tuition Avg: $4,488
Scholarships Page
www.potomacstatecollege.edu
 
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
Morgantown, WV
Tuition Avg: $8,376
Scholarships Page
www.wvu.edu
 
APPALACHIAN BIBLE COLLEGE
Mount Hope, WV
Tuition Avg: $12,630
Scholarships Page
www.abc.edu
FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY
Fairmont, WV
Tuition Avg: $7,296
Scholarships Page
www.fairmontstate.edu
 
SALEM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Salem, WV
Tuition Avg:
Scholarships Page
www.salemu.edu
WVU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Montgomery, WV
Tuition Avg: $6,960
Scholarships Page
www.wvutech.edu
BETHANY COLLEGE
Bethany, WV
Tuition Avg: $26,496
Scholarships Page

www.bethanywv.edu
GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE
Glenville, WV
Tuition Avg: $7,344
Scholarships Page
www.glenville.edu
SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY
Shepherdstown,WV
Tuition Avg: $7,328
Scholarships Page
www.shepherd.edu
WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Dunbar, WV
Tuition Avg: $7,546
Scholarships Page
www.wvstateu.edu
BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE
Bluefield, WV
Tuition Avg: $6,728
Scholarships Page
www.bluefieldstate.edu
MARSHALL UNIVERSITY
Huntington, WV
Tuition Avg: $6,676
Scholarships Page
www.marshall.edu
UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON
Charleston,WV
Tuition Avg: $29,900
Scholarships Page
www.ucwv.edu
WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
Buckhannon,WV
Tuition Avg: $29,574
Scholarships Page
www.wvwc.edu
CONCORD UNIVERSITY
Athens, WV
​Tuition Avg: $7,574
Scholarships Page
www.concord.edu
OHIO VALLEY UNIVERSITY
Vienna, WV
​Tuition Avg: $21,100
Scholarships Page

www.ovu.edu
WEST LIBERTY UNIVERSITY
West Liberty, WV
Tuition Avg: $7,380
Scholarships Page

www.westliberty.edu
WHEELING JESUIT UNIVERSITY
Wheeling, WV
​Tuition Avg: $27,000
Scholarships Page

www.wju.edu

Out of State College

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Of course, there are also many more schools outside of WV that students may apply for and attend.  Listed below are some tips and hints for planning out which major and college is right for you, as well as some major and school search tools that will assist you in making those pivotal life decisions!


College Planning


College planning begins at home and during high school.  Now is the time for students and parents to visit colleges, review college literature, write to colleges for applications or begin applying online.  
  1. Identify school of interest and view each website and application process.  Be aware of requirements that may be different for each school.
  2. Complete your college application - either on paper or online!
  3. Ask Mrs. DeLauney or your school counselor for a transcript and a letter of recommendation. Remember to submit any required forms (included) at this time.  Allow two weeks for processing.  Transcripts are $5.00 in cost for each official transcript.
  4. Mail your transcript/application/letters of recommendation in ONE envelope.  Remember to be very aware of deadlines.

Hints for a Campus Visit


A campus visit can confirm that a school is a dream school or can show you that a commitment to that campus could be a 4 year nightmare.  As such, it's an excellent idea to compile a list of questions and activities to 'check off' to make sure a college is right for you!  The list below can help you frame out your list.
  1. Meet with an admissions officer
  2. Verify admission requirements (test scores, high school GPA, course prerequisites, et cetera)
  3. Discuss chances for academic, career, and social success
  4. Obtain a school catalog and calendar during your visit or online.
  5. Determine college costs and financial aid opportunities and what is necessary for those opportunities (deadlines, forms, renewal options, et cetera)
  6. Meet with faculty in the major field of interest to you.  Try to sit in on a class to get a feel for the topics.
  7. Ask questions about academic offerings and planning your schedule.
  8. Tour the entire campus and investigate transportation options
  9. Talk to college students on campus about academic involvement, student activities available, and study habits that are conducive to success.

Career Major and College Search Tools


Below are a list of excellent academic and career resources to aid students' and their families make informed choices about the college experience.

College Board - Find colleges, majors, explore career options from the same place you register for the SAT, AP, and PSAT from!  The big future sections is a one-stop source for all your college needs.

College Navigator - College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about over 7,000 Colleges - search for and locate information on schools and colleges.

College Express - College Express is a wonderful search engine that will aid you in searching for college lists and rankings, as well as an extensive scholarship database as well.  

QuestBridge​ - The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.

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