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
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!