GUIDE Summer Program

Program Details

The HCOP GUIDE program is for students who have recently graduated high school and are preparing to attend college in the fall, and is designed to enhance the student's college-level basic knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in health career goals.

It is a three-week immersive on campus experience which provides a free college course, free tutoring, free room and board, and offers enrichment activities to help students prepare for college, develop study skills, and make friends.

In addition to receiving great benefits, students accepted into the program will receive a free college course in math or chemistry. 

The class you are placed in will depend on your ACT/SAT Placement test scores. You must apply and be accepted to WVU by in order to take one of the classes listed. An ACT score of 19 is required for admission to WVU. Learn more information about ACT/SAT requirements.

Best of all, on class days, students get PAID a stipend of $62 per class day as they earn to learn!

On weekends, students get to participate in fun off campus activities to give them a chance to relax and bond together. HCOP mentors will help tutor and mentor students throughout this process.


In order to be eligible for the HCOP program, you must be an incoming college freshman with an interest in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and allied health. You must also meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a resident of West Virginia
  • Have an interest in a career as a physician, dentist, pharmacist or allied health
  • Other eligibility requirements include having a disadvantaged status (financial, educational/academic, and first-generation college bound)

Other deciding factors will be based on school performance, standardized test scores, and motivation toward improving current educational status.

When: Summer term is three weeks in July (see main page for specific dates)

​Location: Normally the program is located on the WVU main campus in Morgantown. *Due to Covid 19 students will be participating online, but must be present live, and engaged for all classes and sessions.

Last day to submit all materials - April 1st