We want you to take intellectual risks, make discoveries, explore the world around
you, participate in exciting cutting-edge research projects, engage in community-based
learning and find your passion.
Learn more about the many academic resources and student opportunities available
to you here.
During their academic career, all students can benefit from the assistance of a trained
The testWELL Learning Center provides free tutoring services available to all West
Virginia University undergraduate students. All testWELL tutors are certified and
members of the National Tutoring Association. Appointments are not required: the
testWELL Learning Center is open for walk-in tutoring four nights a week while
classes are in session.
The testWELL Learning Center is open to all students every Tuesday and Thursday evening
from 8-10 p.m. in Honors Hall.
The testWELL Learning Center is also open to all students every Monday and Wednesday
from 8-10 p.m. in Lincoln Hall.
Honors College students should take advantage of the many opportunities available
to them for academic enrichment. Some of those opportunities can be found below.
Want to become a tutor? Honors College students should consider applying to the testWELL
Learning Center. Accepted students will receive training and gain membership and
certification from the
National Tutoring Association
Students accepted into the program near the end of fall semester are required to
sign up for HONR 201: Peer Tutoring (spring semester) and HONR 301 Advanced Peer
Tutoring (fall semester) and to pass the certification exam.
Honors Mentoring Program
Students have the opportunity to mentor incoming Honors College first-time freshmen
through the Honors Mentoring Program.
Office of Undergraduate Research provides students the opportunity to participate
in research as early as their first semester on campus. Every semester, many Honors
College students take advantage of the resources provided by this office to match
with a professor doing research in their field of interest. Opportunities at West
Virginia University include:
Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP), which allows freshmen, sophomores
and juniors with limited university research experience to use federal work-study
funds or gain course credit for undergraduate research apprenticeships with
WVU research faculty in both STEM and non-STEM fields; and
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), an eight-week summer undergraduate
research experience for students interested in careers in research or graduate
school within their disciplines
Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR)
Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR), is West Virginia’s only research
journal exclusively for undergraduate authors. MURR publishes outstanding research
performed by undergraduates at West Virginia University. MURR will be returning
Check out past issues on the Research Repository @ WVU
Presenting Your Research
Students interested in applying to nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships
should schedule an appointment with the
Interested in applying to graduate or professional school? Students can receive assistance
from the ASPIRE Office, who are available to review personal statements, discuss
entrance exam preparation strategies and solicit letters of reference.
See more information on the ASPIRE Office and applying for graduate or professional
Are you interested in pursuing a career in healthcare? The Pre-Health Professional
Development Office can help you plan your next steps. From healthcare career
exploration to application guides to seminars, the office provides supportive and
structured pre-health professional development services to current students and alumni.
Read more on the Pre-Health Professional Development Office website.
The ASPIRE Office staff provide individual support for West Virginia University students
applying to these scholarships and fellowships, working with students on personal
statements, mock interviews, and soliciting letters of reference.
Among the approximately 20 nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships
the ASPIRE Office works with are: Boren Scholarships, Critical Language Scholarships,
Fulbright, Freeman-ASIA, Gates Cambridge, Gilman, Goldwater, Hertz, NSF Graduate
Research Fellowships, Rhodes, Schwarzman, Truman and more.
One or more students are selected each year as Honors College Outstanding Graduates.
The award is granted by a committee of Honors faculty and staff. Nominations can
be made by any West Virginia University student, alumni, faculty member or
advisor (with the exception of full-time employees of the Honors College). Nominations
are due by mid-April each year.
Students in the Honors College can consult the
Honors College Student Handbook for information about completing their Honors
College program. Additional information specifically for graduating seniors and students
in the second year of the Honors Foundations Program can be found below.
Honors College students graduating from West Virginia University in 2020 or earlier
will graduate under the four year Honors College program. This program has two designations:
Presidential Honors and Dean's Honors. Students should familiarize themselves with
the requirements of both.
Information on the requirements for Presidential Honors and Dean's Honors as well
as how to apply for Honors recognition can be found here.
Please note that students must meet all graduation requirements and deadlines from
the Registrar's Office, as well as their academic college, in order to graduate.
Students apply separately to receive Honors College recognition.