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 here<?a> as reflected under the School of Medicine costs.

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?

During their first year, students live on campus in a shared residential housing arrangement in the Lincoln Hall Dorm to allow them to acclimate to independent living. However, students are highly encouraged to look for housing off campus during their second year to allow them to practice what they learned in their first year while still enrolled in the program where they can receive feedback from their teachers and other staff members.

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?

TThe application for the 2024-25 academic year will go live on November 14th, 2023 and remain open until March 15, 2024. If applicant’s have not completed all four steps in the application process by the end of the work day on March 15th, they will not be considered for the program.

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. There is also a Fall Open House scheduled for the program on November 14th 2023 as well as a virtual Open House that will happen early in the spring semester.

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.

Do students have a 24/7 instructor or staff member with them?

No. The program would not work if students had 24/7 supports with them. The program thrives on scaffolding techniques to assist the students in learning new skills but allowing them to practice them with the chance to fail/succeed and then reflect to replicate the same task again. Students do have a 24/7 Teacher-On-Call number for emergencies. They also have classes with instructors through out every weekday and build relationships with peer mentors to help outside of the standard academic hours as well.

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)