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College of Media Scholars Program


The College of Media Scholars Program provides an academically talented and diverse group of students stimulating academic environments to foster and develop independent thinking, creativity, and leadership.


Class size varies depending on the strength of each entering class; however, each incoming cohort is limited to 20 students.

Freshman Admission

Students who meet the criteria for the WVU Honors College are automatically considered for the College of Media Scholars Program. These criteria are:

Note: WVU does combine the highest sub-scores from different test dates to create a “superscore” total or composite for admissions and scholarship consideration eligibility.

While there is no application deadline to be considered for admission to the College of Media Scholars Program, students should apply early if they wish to be considered for placement in the Honors College Residence Hall. Offers of admission to the Scholars Program will be made by February.  Students must accept their Honors College invitation to qualify for the College of Media Scholars program.


In addition to possible Honors College courses, College of Media Scholars take the following honors sections/courses within the College:


College of Media Scholars who are in the Honors College have the opportunity to reside with other Honors students in a residence hall dedicated to fostering a strong academic community for high-achieving students and receive university-wide registration priority.

College of Media Scholars are automatically admitted into the combined five-year bachelor’s/master’s program, and the GRE is waived. Automatic admission is contingent on maintaining the five-year program’s required 3.5 cumulative GPA.

College of Media Scholars gain access to guest speakers, alumni, and other distinguished visitors to the College through invitations to lunches, receptions, meetings, etc. During the summer after freshman year, College of Media Scholars are assigned an alumni mentor as part of the Alumni Mentoring Program.


College of Media Scholars Program students must remain in good standing with the WVU Honors College to maintain their status in the Scholars Program.