Academic Common Market

Academic Common Market and Ohio Reciprocity Requirements for Current Students


The WVU system will discontinue its Academic Common Market (ACM) agreement for undergraduate students beginning with students entering in the summer 2020 term.

Will this impact current WVU System undergraduate students who are participating in ACM programs?

No. Current ACM undergraduate students will continue in the ACM program as long as they continue to meet eligibility requirements (see below). If a current undergraduate student receiving the ACM discount leaves an ACM-supported program and wants to reenter that program after the discontinuation goes into effect during the summer 2020 term, they will not be able to reestablish their ACM status and receive the discount.

Will this impact applicants or admitted students who want to study at WVU as part of the ACM undergraduate program?

Undergraduate students interested in attending or who plan to attend WVU for the summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020 terms will be able to study in an ACM program and receive the discount as long as they meet eligibility requirements.

To retain in-state tuition reciprocity, students must meet the following requirements*:

I. Full-Time status

  1. Students must be enrolled as full-time students (minimum 12 credit hours) the previous semester.

II. Minimum GPA requirement

  1. Students admitted to WVU in or after fall 2018
    1. Students with catalog years of 2018-2019 and beyond must maintain a minimal cumulative GPA.
      1. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for the first 60 credits.
      2. Following the completion of 60 credits, students are required to maintain a minimal cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  2. Students admitted to WVU prior to fall 2018
    1. Students with catalog years prior to 2018-2019 must maintain a minimal cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

III. Degree-pursuant course requirement

  1. Students must take and pass a minimum of six credits toward their major required courses. This includes GEF courses and courses toward minors that are required as part of their major, as well as degree-pursuant elective credits that will not exceed the number necessary to graduate with 120 credits.
  2. Students who change majors and enter an ACM or ORA major late in their academic career will be allowed to have more electives, as long as they take major required courses when available.
  3. Students will not be penalized for taking fewer major specific courses if other courses are not available to them.

Please contact your assigned academic advisor if you have any questions or concerns.

*Requirements are specific to students enrolled in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at West Virginia University. If you are not a CPASS student, please contact your designated academic college for their specific ACM/ORA requirements.