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First Year Pathway

First-Year Pathway (FYP) is an academic support program designed for provisionally admitted students. Provisionally admitted students are those who have not met one of the minimum admission criteria, either high school GPA or test scores (ACT or SAT).

We believe that through specialized advising as well as participation in a summer component, FYP students have a successful transition to college.  The core of the program is to assist students in building a solid foundation, achieving meaningful academic goals, and graduating with a bachelor’s degree.

All FYP students must complete a required summer program as a condition for provisional admission to WVU.

Benefits of FYP

FYP promotes access to WVU for students by providing extra support throughout their first year.  FYP students have dedicated advisors, take a first-year seminar course (graduation requirement) with other FYP students, and meet with a success coach each month.

Success coaches work individually with students to enhance their academic skills in time management, note taking, reading, and study strategies. They are a great resource for students to strengthen academic and college life skills!

Testimonials

See what past student's have said about us.

“ Adjusting to college life was something that I was very worried about. FYP provided me with a success coach that I met with monthly. Success coaching helped me set goals and improve my study skills. As an undecided student, being part of FYP helped me tremendously, and I would highly recommended students stick with the program. My parents and I have seen continuous growth and improvement since high school, and I want to thank FYP for being part of first year at WVU. ” – Shaelyn Weida, FYP Fall 2016, Class of 2020