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BLACK & GOLD DAY – April 22, 2014. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  9:30 amWelcome & Overview of WLU 10:30 amCampus Tour 11:30 pmAcademic & Campus Life Fair  12:30.

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1 BLACK & GOLD DAY – April 22, 2014

2 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  9:30 amWelcome & Overview of WLU 10:30 amCampus Tour 11:30 pmAcademic & Campus Life Fair  12:30 pmLunch in the Marketplace

3 WHY GO TO COLLEGE By 2018, 62% of jobs in the U.S. will require some College education In 2007, it was 59% In 1992, it was 56% In 1973, it was 28% Source: Georgetown Center for Workforce & the Economy

4 WHY GO TO COLLEGE  Average Salary  High School Diploma$32,550  Associate’s Degree(2 yr)$39,500  Bachelor’s Degree (4 yr)$53,300  Master’s Degree$65,400  Doctorate$79,650 Source: WorldWideLearn

5 FIND THE PERFECT FIT  Public Undergraduate & Graduate Institution  Oldest Institution of Higher Learning in WV  Founded in 1837  Fall ,779 Students  Average Class Size of 25 students

6 Where WLU Students Come From…  46 of the 55 counties in West Virginia  25 states and Washington D.C.  26 countries from around the world

7 WLU ACADEMIC COLLEGES  College of Arts & Communication  Gary E. West College of Business  College of Education  College of Liberal Arts  College of Sciences

8 GET INVOLVED!  Athletics  18 NCAA Division II Sports Women’s Soccer & both indoor and outdoor track  Club Sports Men’s Lacrosse  Intramurals  Over 60 student clubs/organizations  Community Service  Greek Life  Special Interest

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11 To provide our students the opportunity for a high quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional education The West Liberty Mission

12 Provide a Safe & Caring Environment Offer Opportunities For The Future Provide an Affordable Education With Value Our Focus

13 Safe & Caring Environment  Ranked as the safest public school campus in WV  24 hour/7 day a week Campus Police  TopperNet Emergency Text System  Transfer Clearance Form  Secure Residence Halls  Topper Card Access  Alarms  Security Cameras

14 Safe & Caring Environment  Academic Advisors  First Year Experience Course  14:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

15 Safe & Caring Environment  Learning & Student Development Center  Free Tutoring  Career Services  Counseling Services  ADA Accommodations  Retention Specialist

16 Safe & Caring Environment  Residential Life Program  50% of students live on campus 84% of Freshmen  Full-Time Campus Activities Coordinator  Health Services Office Assessment and Treatment Tobacco Free Campus

17 Opportunities for the Future  More than 60 Majors including:  Health Sciences  Teacher Education  Graphic Design  Social Work  Broadcasting  Athletic Training  Biology  Exercise Physiology  Creative Arts Therapy-New  Community Education-New  Business  Physician Assistant

18 Opportunities for the Future  Freshmen Laptop Program  Creation of the Honors College  Internships/Study Abroad

19 Provide an Affordable Education  93% of West Liberty students receive some type of Financial Aid  Metro Rate for Bordering Counties  $5 million awarded annually in institutional scholarships

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22 WLU Scholars Program  Four Year Scholarship Program for Students with a 3.75 GPA or higher and at least a 22 ACT (1020 SAT Critical Reading + Math)  Elbin Scholars 27 or higher ACT (1220 SAT) $4,000 In-state $12,000 Out-of-state/Metro **Elbin Scholars with a 4.00 GPA (unweighted) and a 30 ACT (1340 SAT) or higher Composite Score will receive full scholarship to cover tuition, mandatory fees, room and board.

23 WLU Scholars Program (cont’d)  Presidential Scholars ACT ( SAT) $3,000 a year  Foundation Scholars ACT ( SAT) $2,000 a year

24 Other Scholarships  Black & Gold Scholarship  $1,000 a year  22 ACT or higher (1020 SAT)/ GPA  Promise Plus Scholarship  $1,000 a year, unless student has received another scholarship  University Scholarship  $2,000 a year for three years  Transfer students with 3.25 GPA or higher West College of Business Scholarships  $2,500 a year  First Time Freshman & Transfer students with 3.25 GPA or higher

25 Talent Based Scholarships  Marching Band Scholarships  For students participating in the WLU Marching Band  Arts & Communication Scholarships  Awards determined by Academic Department for music, art and theater  Athletic Scholarships  Awards determined by Head Coaches

26 Financial Aid: Making Dollars into Sense

27 What is Financial Aid ?  Scholarships (academic, talent-based or need-based)  Grants (Federal or State)  Loans (Federal, parent, alternative or institutional)  Student Employment (Federal Work Study and institutional)

28 Who Provides Financial Aid ?  US Department of Education  State Higher Education Agencies  Institutions  Third Parties, such as: private foundations, banks, civic organizations, etc.

29 How Do I Apply for Aid ?  The FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (www.fafsa.gov) must be completed:  Federal and State Grants (Pell, SEOG, TEACH, WVHEG, PHEAA)  Federal Loans  Federal Work Study (WLU has an additional application for Federal Work Study) **Some state agencies may require additional paperwork

30 Applying for Financial Aid  Admissions Application  Institutional Scholarship Applications  Third Party Applications  IMPORTANT: Check Institutional & State Deadlines

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32 How to become a Hilltopper  Submit the following:  Application for Admission  High School and/or College Transcript  Standardized Test Scores  Transfer Clearance Form (transfer students only)

33 Admissions Requirements  High School Graduates  2.00 Grade Point Average  Minimum of 18 ACT or 870 SAT  Curricular Requirements 4 Units English 4 Units Math (3 must be Algebra I or higher) 3 Social Studies (including US History) 3 Lab Sciences 2 Units of Foreign Language in the same discipline 1 Fine Arts

34 Admissions Requirements  Transfer Students  2.00 College Grade Point Average  If less than 28 credit hours completed, also a High School Transcript  Transfer Clearance Form

35 Questions ?  Financial Aid: (304)  Housing/Residence Life: (304)  Admissions: (304)  Toll Free WEST LIB  WestLiberty.edu


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