Freshman Direct Admission
Direct admission to the Reed College of Media is based on high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Students must have the following minimum criteria for direct admission:
- 2.5 high school GPA
- 20 ACT or 940 pre-March 2016 SAT combined Math and Critical Reading or 1020 post-March 2016 SAT combined Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math for West Virginia residents
- 21 ACT or 990 pre-March 2016 SAT combined Math and Critical Reading or 1070 post-March 2016 SAT combined Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math for residents of other states
- 3.0 high school GPA
- 20 ACT English or 500 pre-March 2016 SAT Critical Reading or 550 post-March 2016 Evidence Based Reading/Writing for both West Virginia residents and residents of other states
Students not meeting the above requirements will be admitted to WVU through University College.
Entering freshmen who meet the admission standards of the WVU Honors College also qualify for the College of Media’s Scholars Program.
All College of Media directly admitted students are assigned a College advisor beginning their first academic term. Directly admitted freshmen also enroll in JRL 115, a special College of Media orientation course that prepares them for college and their major.
Directly admitted students also have the opportunity to participate in the Adventure WV: College of Media program, a unique orientation program offered through a partnership between the WVU Adventure WV program and the College of Media.
Freshmen who do not meet direct admission criteria but meet WVU undergraduate admission requirements will be admitted through WVU’s Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success as an Undergraduate Studies-Media major. Students may declare a Journalism or Strategic Communications major once they have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at WVU. Or, once a student has a 2.0 cumulative GPA at WVU, they may enroll in JRL 215, space permitting. If the student earns a “C” or better in that course, they may then declare a major in Journalism or Strategic Communications.
For more information on freshman admission, please contact: