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The Bridge to College Program is an early college option offered exclusively for West Virginia residents interested in attending WSCO while still in high school.

Why take college courses before you earn your diploma?

Get Ahead

Get a jump start on college by earning college credits while you're still in high school. As a Bridge to College student, you'll also have the added benefit of a deeply discounted tuition rate.

Transfer Credits

Starting early means you can complete general education credits that transfer to the two- or four-year college of your choice and complete your degree faster.

Transfer Pathways

Career Exploration

Take classes online or on campus in areas that interest you. Whether your career plans are set or you’re looking to try out different fields, the Bridge to College Program lets you get hands-on experience as you explore different areas of study.


To participate in the Bridge to College option, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Reside in one of our West Virginia reciprocity counties (Brooke, Hancock, Jackson, Marshall, Ohio, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wetzel, Wirt and Wood Counties)
  • Be a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school during the 2023-2024 school year*
  • Meet the placement requirements or prerequisites for the course
*Juniors and Seniors can take up to two courses per semester. Sophomores can take up to one course per semester.


Bridge to College students pay $49 per credit hour ($121 less than our current tuition rate) in addition to course fees and books.

Bridge to College Costs

WV Bridge to CollegeWSCO (Ohio & WV Reciprocity Resident)WSCO (WV Non-Reciprocity Resident)
Tuition for 3-credit hour course*$147$510$513

*Does not include course fees, books, or other expenses.

How to Enroll

Space is limited. If you’re considering Bridge to College and meet the eligibility requirements, start the enrollment process by following these steps:

  1. Complete the online application for admission.
  2. Submit your official high school transcript. Ask for ACT/SAT scores to be included on the transcript.
  3. Decide what course(s) you want to take. You can search available courses here.
  4. Prepare for and take the appropriate readiness assessments (if necessary). Contact the Student OneStop at 740-568-1900 to speak with a College Pathway Advisor for additional information.
  5. Schedule an appointment to meet with your College Pathway Advisor and register for classes.

Early College Options Interest Form

Interest Form

Interested in Early College Options? Fill out the quick interest form and we'll get back with you.

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