Minors are defined by the West Virginia Code —2-2-10 as persons less than 18 years of age. The residence of minors shall follow that of the parents at all times, except in extremely rare cases where emancipation can be proved beyond question. The residence of the father, or the residence of the mother if the father is deceased, is the residence of unmarried and unemancipated minors. If the father and the mother have separate places of residence, minors take the residence of the parent with whom they live or lived with last or to whom they have been assigned by court order. The parents of minors will be considered residents of West Virginia if their domicile is within the State.

Minor students who are properly admitted to an institution as resident students shall retain that classification as long as they enroll each successive semester.