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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.