Thank you for your interest in WVU Law! A number of students have contacted us with questions about how COVID-19 is impacting the admissions process. We’ve prepared these FAQs in an attempt to answer some of the commonly asked questions. Should your question not be answered here, we encourage you to contact the Enrollment Management Staff for additional information.
Is the Office of Enrollment Management open?
Yes, we are! In accordance with national guidelines and in an abundance of caution, we are working remotely, however, we remain available by email and phone to address any questions you may have. We are continuing to review applications and issue decisions in accordance with our normal timelines.
Can I schedule a visit to tour the law school?
At this time, due to public health officials discouraging unnecessary travel, we have suspended all in-person visits. WVU Law is currently closed, and we ask that you do not visit at this time. We have 360 tours on our Facilities webpages and we are working on a virtual tour. Once the building reopens we’ll be in touch to help you schedule your visit.
Is the seat deposit deadline being extended?
Yes! We have extended our first seat deposit deadline to April 27. We know that COVID-19 is causing a lot of financial uncertainty. If you know that you plan to attend WVU Law this fall and you are struggling to pay the seat deposit, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
The second seat deposit is still due on June 3. We will continue to monitor the situation to determine if we will need to extend that deadline as well.
I was scheduled to take the March LSAT, which has been cancelled. What should I do?
If you have not submitted your application yet, please do so as soon as possible. We are still accepting applications and we will accept both the April and June LSAT scores for admission to the Class of 2023, so long as seats remain available.
I was scheduled to retake the March LSAT, which has been cancelled. Will you accept April or June Scores for scholarship consideration?
At this time, we are looking into the possibility of this. We know finances and scholarships are an important part of your decision making and we assure you we are taking this into consideration. As soon as we have an update, we'll be sure to let you know!
I would like to speak with a current student/faculty member/admissions representative. How can I arrange to do so?
We’d love to help you with this! Please email email@example.com to let us know who you’d like to speak with and will help arrange that for you.
How will WVU Law look at Pass Fail grades from the Spring 2020 semester?
WVU Law's Enrollment Management Committee will evaluate Pass/Fail grades from the
Spring 2020 term with understanding and leniency. Whether prospective law students
have an option to choose P/F or their undergraduate institution mandates a P/F
grading policy for the Spring 2020 term, prospective law students should make the
best decision for themselves at this time regarding their grades. WVU Law fully
appreciates that COVID-19 circumstances have made P/F an absolutely appropriate
grading outcome for the Spring 2020 term.
Undergraduate grades and GPAs are but one piece of a law school applicant's file, and Spring 2020 grades are one small piece of that. WVU Law’s Enrollment Management Committee does a holistic review of every applicant’s file and, in addition to undergraduate grades and GPA, the Committee reviews each applicant’s LSAT score(s), LSAT writing sample, Personal Statement, and Letters of Recommendation. Applicants are also welcome to submit an addendum to explain any aspect of their application file that they feel is less than ideal.
In addition, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which coordinates applications for all ABA-accredited law schools (including WVU Law), will include a statement about the COVID-19 pandemic with every applicant's Credential Assembly Service (CAS) application file. This reminder statement accompanying each applicant’s file will further ensure that WVU Law’s Enrollment Management Committee views applicants’ Spring 2020 transcripts with understanding and leniency.