Advising & Career Support
Child Development and Family Studies, Pre-Child Development and Family Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies
Five-Year Teacher Education, Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders
Four -Year Elementary Education
Graduation Forms and Procedures
Deadlines and procedures for graduation may be found on the WVU Registrar’s site. Please see your advisor or your department’s graduate coordinator if you have questions or require assistance with the process.
Students can petition for permission to participate in Commencement prior to the completion of their degree if they:
- Are in good academic standing
- Have three-or-fewer credit hours of coursework or culminating externship remaining
- Have the final defense of their theses or dissertations to finish their degree programs
- Submit this form for permission to walk early to their advisor.
WVU Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Initiativesprovides a plagiarism avoidance tutorial. Results can be mailed to your instructor.
Important dates for pre-registration, the add/drop period, the current academic calendar, and final exam schedules can be found on the Registrar’s website.
Undergraduate course overload request form
- Undergraduate Application to Enroll in 500-level Course
- Senior Petition for Graduate Credit
- Transient Credit Application for Undergraduate Students
- Approval of Dissertation Proposal
Approval of Thesis/Dissertation Defense
- Course Overload Petition (Graduate)
- Doctoral Admission to Candidacy
- Doctoral Program of Study
- Electronic Theses and Dissertation Submission
- Graduate and Doctoral Travel Request
- Graduate and Doctoral Research Request
- Graduate Program Committee Approval
- Graduate Program Committee Change
- Thesis or Dissertation Defense Shuttle Sheet
- Transient Credit Application (Graduate)
- Transfer of Graduate Credit
Additional forms can be found on the Registrar’s website.
Policies & Procedures
- Emergency Procedures
- Extreme Circumstances Policy
- Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Course and WVU Withdrawal Policy (Undergraduate)
- Course and WVU Withdrawal Policy (Graduate)
- Course Revalidation (Undergraduate)
- Course Revalidation (Graduate)
- Student Leaves of Absence (Graduate)
- Requesting Appeals (Undergraduate)
- Requesting Appeals (Graduate)
- Requesting a Doctoral Program Extension
- Requesting and Resolving Incomplete Grades (Undergraduate)
- Requesting and Resolving Incomplete Grades (Graduate)
- Time to Degree Completion for Graduate Students
- Thesis and Dissertation Committee Requirements
Teacher Education Resources
The CEHS Student Ambassadors participate in information fairs for high school students who are considering enrolling at CEHS and in answering questions or addressing concerns of current or potential students. Student Ambassadors may also participate in community service projects, a phone-a-thon at the WVU Foundation, commencement, recruitment events, and more.
West Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children
The West Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children Student Chapter is a group for WVU students to become part of a professional community in preparation for launching careers in early childhood education. Through the association, the students are offered opportunities to work with young children and professionals in the field.
The NSSLHA is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders. Students in this organization take the opportunity to do community service projects across campus, as well as raise funds to help individuals in the West Virginia University Speech Center.
The SAA was created to provide a direct connection between the student and his/her future professional home and discipline. The goal of SAA is to provide students with a venue for information, resources, leadership, mentorship, and student-to-student networking opportunities as they progress through their educational programs and transition to professional status.
The ESGA organizes activities that bring students in the Five-Year Teacher Education Program together for the purposes of mentoring, leadership, collaboration, and celebration. An important organization in the governance structure of the WVU Five-Year Teacher Education Program ESGA is comprised of representatives from the tutor, participant, and intern cohorts who want to have a voice in teacher education.
WVSEA is the WVU chapter of the West Virginia Student Education Association, which is a National Education Association Affiliate. WVSEA members at WVU receive: liability insurance for all their field placement experiences; access to the NEA library of resources; an annual magazine, Tomorrow’s Teachers; The West Virginia School Journal, The Circuit; local professional development sessions with guest speakers in education; participation in local service and tutoring projects; and a membership rebate in the NEA after graduation
Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)
PDK is an international professional fraternity for men and women in education. The membership is composed of professionals in the field of education, graduate students preparing for careers in education, and undergraduates who are enrolled in or have successfully completed their internships, or student teaching. Membership is obtained by chapter invitation.
Higher Education Student Association (HESA)
HESA is a student group which provides professional development, social activity, and service among those students enrolled in the Higher Education Administration masters or doctoral programs at CEHS.
WVU Chapter of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
The purpose of the WVU Chapter of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association is to be an organized support group for all students in the Rehabilitation Counseling graduate program. The organization provides a student liaison among faculty and students and will provide the opportunity for networking among students and rehabilitation professionals. The organization is an advocacy group in the support of disability rights in the WVU community and the community at large. They also provide volunteer services to many community organizations and invite guest professionals to speak on their topic.
Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society of professional counseling. It was established for counselors-in-training, counselor educators, and professional counselors whose career commitment is to research and service through professional counseling. Its mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.
The mission of the Speak Out Reach Out student organization is to enhance the appreciation, awareness, and discussion of diversity and traditionally marginalized groups at WVU through workshops, forums, presentations, trainings, advocacy, and local/university outreach initiatives. We also aim to foster a supportive environment for individuals either representing or interested in diverse backgrounds.