Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements?

Please click here to view the requirements. Apply

How much is tuition?

The tuition costs for the program can be found in the 2023-2024 Application for the Country Roads program.

What is a typical day for students?

Students attend US Department of Education-approved courses Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 4:30 pm. Afternoons are used for individualized programming, assessments, meetings, and coursework. Students will also enjoy membership at the WVU Rec Center as well as access to all WVU events and organizations/clubs. Please click the link for more information about the clubs, organizations, and events.

Do students have to live on campus?

Students live in a shared residential housing arrangement at the Lincoln Hall Dorm, to allow them to acclimate to independent living.

How can we contribute to funding for the program?

Anyone who wishes to contribute to The Country Roads Program may do so regardless of the donation amount. This may include individuals, small or large business owners, and other groups. We worked closely with the WVU Foundation to establish a program fund. This fund gathers all donations and contributions for the program into one place so that we can develop scholarships and support the other costs associated with implementing the program.


When should we apply? When does the admissions process open/close?

The application for the 2023-24 academic year is live now until March 15th. Applications open each year in January and close on March 15th.

Can we come for a visit/tour?

Campus tours can be arranged by visiting this website. There are many options available. Please visit the website to arrange for a tour of your choice.

Can out-of-state residents apply?

Yes, anyone can enroll in the program. It is not restricted to WV Residents.

What peer supports do you provide to the students?

Country Roads Professors and Peer Mentors work to provide academic, social, and emotional support to the Country Roads students. At least two peer mentors are assigned to each student. Peer mentors help with social engagement, academics, dorm life, and other topics that may arise. Health and Wellness Peer Mentors identify physical activity opportunities and help students engage in the WVU Rec Center and its resources. Find out more about the WVU Rec Center.

Additional Information

Independent living skills are important for the success of any college student. Country Roads Students live in a shared residential dorm with a roommate and are responsible for their own daily living activities including personal hygiene, medication needs, waking up and arriving on time, basic cleanliness of their dorm room, basic knowledge on how to use a debit or prepaid gift card as well as how to communicate their needs for accommodations. It is also helpful for students to have a basic level of education on computer skills and other technologies (i.e. mobile devices)