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Phone: 1-800-624-6992

Frequently Asked Questions: Academics

Does WJU have courses for high school students?
Yes! High School students do take some of the college courses offered at WJU. Contact the Registrar for information at registrar@wju.edu or call 1-304-243-2238.

Can WJU undergrad students take courses at the graduate school?
Yes! There are many undergrad students that do take graduate school courses.

Do you offer quarters or semesters?
WJU offers semester sessions to students.

How does WJU stack up academically with other institutions?
Among regional baccalaureate colleges, US News and World Report ranks Wheeling Jesuit number six in the South Regional Colleges in 2013. In fact, WJU has consistently been among the highest ranked universities in West Virginia for over a decade by US News and World Report.

Does WJU offer on campus tutoring?
Yes! The Academic Resource Center (ARC) with faculty and peer counselors offers free on-campus tutoring as well as a variety of academic services.

Does WJU use graduate assistant faculty?
No. WJU does not use graduate assistant faculty.

How many of my credits will transfer?
WJU will accept up to 90 semester hours of transfer credit from a regionally accredited college or university. Students with an associate's degree from a regionally accredited college or university will transfer their entire associate degree credits. A grade of a "C" or above is required to transfer courses not within an associate's degree.

How accessible are your faculty outside of the classroom?
WJU faculty goes the extra mile to help students reach their goals. Passionate and committed to education, WJU’s faculty members consider each student an important part of the university community. Wheeling Jesuit faculty approach teaching as mentors, challenging students to explore all there is to learn.

Does WJU have any accreditations?
Yes! Wheeling Jesuit has several accreditations including:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
  • Joint Review Commission Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology/Nuclear Regulatory Comm. (NRC)
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
  • West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE)
Are there any research opportunities as WJU?
Yes! 40% of WJU Undergraduates participate in faculty research projects vs. a national average of 19%. Check out some of our projects from the Annual Student Research & Scholarship Symposium.

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