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Changes for FEP related to the 
COVID-19 Pandemic

With the suspension of on-site classes and the movement to online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some WVU, Statler College, and FEP academic policies have been revised to provide a better student experience and support student success.

FEP Policies & Resources

Out of Class Experiences (Revised Policy)

The OCE Google Form stopped accepting responses on Monday, March 23, 2020. OCE data from submitted forms were communicated to your ENGR course instructors. Beginning March 23, 2020, OCEs will be monitored by individual course instructors. Online videos and reflection questions will be used to meet this requirement. Please see the  Revised OCE Policy

Department Visits (Revised Policy)

Not all students had the opportunity to complete a department visit before this change. Students who did not complete a department visit before spring break and wish to receive credit for a department visit (required for ENGR 101), students must go to the website of one of the departments (, complete a worksheet provided to you by your instructor, and turn in the completed worksheet via eCampus in their ENGR course.

Academic Enrichment (Revised Policy)

To maintain high academic achievement and course standards, the FEP will continue to require 2 documented study hours each week. To document these hours, students will need to complete and submit the  Academic Enrichment Form  each week. Note: To receive credit, students must add specifics about what work is being completed during the study hours. For example saying that you’ve worked on Calculus 2 for 2 hours won’t cut it. Instead, say something like you worked for 30 minutes on Math 156 Homework #10, 30 minutes re-working a Math 156 exam and 1 hour reviewing previous homework assignments 4 – 9 in preparation for the upcoming exam.

Tutoring & Tutorials

Tutoring is still available from a variety of sources to help with course content:

  • FEP online tutoring schedule access to the  Engineering Learning Center’s Tutors
  • WVU tutoring resources
  • testWELL Learning Center Online is a multi-subject tutoring center available to all West Virginia University undergraduate students Monday – Thursday 7-10 p.m. using Zoom Meeting. The join code will be updated daily at 7 p.m. Appointments outside of regular hours will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Morgan Simpson with any questions
  • eCampus Tutorials are available to help you use eCampus resources effectively. Students can also download the Blackboard app on their mobile phones. This application will allow students to complete coursework from their phones over data, should their internet connection be intermittent or unavailable. Learn more about the Blackboard application.


To be able to register for classes, students must meet with an advisor and complete the Advising Survey before their Priority Registration Date. If you did not meet you’re your academic advisor before spring break, please make an appointment with your advisor virtually as soon as you are able.

  • For any specific advising questions, please contact your academic advisor. For generic advising and course registration questions, please contact Please watch for more information about help with Priority Registration as the time comes closer.
  • One of WVU’s  new COVID–19 policies involves the additional grading option of HP = High Pass (A,B,C), P = Pass (D) or F=Fail (see  WVU Revised Academic Policies Please talk to your advisor before choosing any of these options as this decision will affect your GPA and has implications for profession school application/admission.
  • WVU Priority Registration dates have been changed for spring 2020


Because of the fluid nature of this very unusual situation, please  check your MIX email at least once every day. Your instructors, advisors, and other university officials will use email to communicate important information to you.

Statler College Resources

  • Statler Forms including the Override Request Form for Statler courses as we move towards priority registration for Fall 2020
  • WVU Tutoring including access to the Engineering Learning Center Tutors

WVU Policies, Procedures, and Important Dates

Dealing with Uncertainty

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, a lot about the future feels uncertain. The Carruth Center has put together a list of tips for dealing with that uncertainty.

Remote Mental Health Resources Available

  • While the Carruth Center's physical offices are closed, students can still access mental health resources remotely with telehealth and other online methods. See more information on how to access these resources on their website.
  • If immediate assistance is needed, the Crisis Text Line is available by texting WVU to 741741 to reach a live, trained counselor. It is free, confidential, and 24/7.
  • Access to Morneau Shepell, a counseling service for online students, has been expanded to all WVU students. It can be accessed three different ways: download the free My SSP app from the App Store or Google Play); call 1.866.743.7732 from North America, 001.416.380.6578 outside North America; or visit and select West Virginia University.


If you have questions about courses, advising, or anything else, please email for assistance.

Please know that we are working to support your needs as this situation continues to evolve. We are here to help you navigate through these unprecedented times! Stay well and we look forward to connecting with you soon!

Dr. Robin Hensel 
Assistant Dean for Freshman Experience 
Fundamentals of Engineering Program 
WVU Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources


Phone: 304.293.0395