High School ACCESS

Do you want to learn more about School of Medicine majors? How about getting a jump start completing the degree while learning what it's all about? 

Beginning as early as the summer before your sophomore year of high school, students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher can begin taking major-pursuant coursework through the WVU High School ACCESS program.

Students can earn up to 24 hours of college credit, either online, on-campus, or through dual enrollment programs within their high school - all at a reduced cost per credit hour. In addition to the major-specific courses listed below, students can take 100- or 200-level non-restricted courses, many of which fulfill WVU's General Education Foundations (GEF) requirements and/or School of Medicine program requirements. Click here to apply!

Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics (BLD)

For a list of Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics major requirements, including courses that meet the criteria for HS ACCESS, you may reference the curriculum and navigate to the program requirements section. Additionally, the department offers enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis to the following course via HS ACCESS:

  • PALM 200 (3 hours): Medical Terminology

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

For a list of Communication Sciences and Disorders major requirements, including courses that meet the criteria for HS ACCESS, you may reference the curriculum and navigate to the program requirements section. Please note that ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 are ineligible for the HS ACCESS program.

Exercise Physiology (EXPH)

For a list of Exercise Physiology major requirements, including courses that meet the criteria for HS ACCESS, you may reference the curriculum and navigate to the program requirements section. Additionally, the department offers enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis to the following course via HS ACCESS:

  • EXPH 101 (1 hour): Introduction to Exercise Physiology

Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM)

For a list of Health Informatics and Information Management major requirements, including courses that meet the criteria for HS ACCESS, you may reference the curriculum and navigate to the program requirements section. Additionally, the department offers enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis to the following courses via HS ACCESS:

  • HIIM 110 (3 hours): Introduction to US Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • HIIM 112 (3 hours): Fundamentals of Health Information Management

Immunology and Medical Microbiology (IMMB)

For a list of Immunology and Medical Microbiology major requirements, including courses that meet the criteria for HS ACCESS, you may reference the curriculum and navigate to the program requirements section.

Respiratory Therapy (RT)

Curriculum for the Respiratory Therapy program is in development; tentative information is available via the program website. Courses that meet the criteria for HS ACCESS will be available soon!