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Early Enrollment FAQs

We know you have questions, so we have provided some of the more common questions we receive here. Whether you’re a future student exploring early enrollment or a current student with a question about your courses, we can help you find the right answer.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, contact our early enrollment coordinator, Frank Robbins.

For future students

What is the Early Enrollment Program? 
Early Enrollment is a program allowing advanced high school students to take college courses. It is available at select high schools and online.

Which courses are available online at WVU Tech?
Check out our list of early enrollment courses.

How much credit will I earn?
The courses listed above are 3-4 credit hours each.

Is this a “real” college course?
Early Enrollment courses meet the same rigorous standards as any WVU Tech course. These courses use the same syllabi, textbooks, outcomes and objectives as the courses offered to traditional WVU Tech students.

Are there restrictions?
Early Enrollment courses are not for all high school students. Early Enrollment students should be juniors or seniors, take no more than 2 Early Enrollment courses per semester, have access to a computer, access the course at least once each day and have the maturity and discipline to work independently. Home school students are welcome. All courses are academically challenging college courses. Be prepared!

Does the credit transfer?
Normally yes. However, the transfer of college credit is always at the discretion of the receiving school.

How much does it cost?
The tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is $25 per credit hour. With 3-credit courses, that’s $75 per class.

How can I find out more?
High school students should contact their teacher, guidance counselor or principal. High school teachers, administrators and home schools should contact Frank Robbins at WVU Tech by email at Frank.Robbins@mail.wvu.edu or 304.929.1215.

For current students

How do I obtain a user name and password to access eCampus?
To obtain your user name and password, you’ll need your WVU Tech ID number. This will be sent to you by both USPS mail and email the first time you register for a WVU Tech course.

Once you have the ID number, go to login.wvu.edu and click on claim your account. The same user name and password that you set up will also give you access to your eCampus account.

The mix.wvu.edu site has valuable info on many related subjects. Take the time to become familiar with the site. If you don’t have your login info by the start of class, please contact us.

Note: Returning students use the same student ID number. If your password has expired, contact ITS at 304.293.4444 or go to login.wvu.edu for more information.

How can I obtain my textbooks?
To obtain textbooks, go to the WVU Tech (not WVU) website, wvutech.edu. Click on the “Current Students” button and then click on the “Campus Bookstore” button. Once there, click on “Textbooks”. Select the appropriate information for your class (i.e. Fall Semester, ENGL 101, Section T12). Then click on “Find Materials for Course” at the bottom of the page. Purchasing options for the required book will then be presented.

You can also call the bookstore at 304.9291360. Make sure to specify that you are an Early Enrollment student. Please be sure to have your books before class starts!

Can I drop the course?
Yes, however you only have until the end of the first week of class to drop the course and receive a full refund. You have until approximately half way through the course to withdrawal. Withdrawal means you do not receive a refund and your transcript shows a “W” in place of a letter grade. A “W” isn’t great, but it is much better than an “F”. Plan accordingly. Check the academic calendar on the WVU Tech website for specific dates and be sure to read your course syllabus!

My professor didn’t send me an assignment this week. Does that mean I have the week off? 
Nope. This is college – it’s up to you to make sure you’re doing the work you need to complete the course. First, read the syllabus on eCampus. Spend some time learning all about your eCampus course. Make sure you’re checking both your mix.wvu.edu email account and your eCampus messages. Knowing where to find your assignments, when work and when tests are due, etc. is your responsibility. There are assignments every week. Everything has a deadline, and if you miss the deadline, you can expect a score of 0.

When is payment due?
Payment is due in full when you start the course. Early enrollment students cannot apply for financial aid.

I sent my professor an email but she never responded. What do I do?
Your professors do want to help, so if you’re not getting a response (after a reasonable amount of time) it’s not because you’re being ignored. When emailing your professor, be sure to use their mail.wvu.edu address (not the mix.wvu.edu address). If that doesn’t resolve your issue, contact us.

I’m confused about a course. What’s expected of me? When is my assignment due? What’s this assigned reading all about?
You might run into some questions along the way. Don’t panic!

  • Step 1: Check the syllabus
  • Step 2: Check the course website for instructions
  • Step 3: Email your professor and let them know what you’re concerned about. They’re here to help you!

How do I access the online course?
Early Enrollment courses are taught through the WVU eCampus learning system. To access this system, go to eCampus.wvu.edu. Once you log on, click on the course title to enter the course. Courses are not available in eCampus until the first day of the class. Once you do access the course, be sure to familiarize yourself with the syllabus!