Skip to main content

How to Apply

Program Requirements for Transfer Admissions

Program requirements for students transferring to WVU are broken down by college and school. If you need to double-check which college or school your major is associated with please review our Academic Program Database.

Program Requirements by College and School

Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

The Statler College admits transfer students on a case-by-case basis depending on space availability. While many factors are used in the evaluation process, transfer students must have a 2.50 minimum college-level GPA (cumulative from all institutions), with a grade of C or better in Calculus I.

The College’s new program in Biomedical Engineering is not accepting transfer or second degree students at this time.

Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success

Pre-Medical Laboratory Science

The Pre-Medical Laboratory Science program requires a 2.50 overall GPA, and no more than 70 transferable credit hours. Students are admitted into this program in order to complete entrance requirements for this major. When students are ready to apply to Medical Laboratory Science, they must complete a separate application. Admission to this program is competitive, and admission to the pre-program does not guarantee admission into the major.

Pre-Public Health

Applicants with less than 30 credit hours or who do not meet the direct admission requirements for Public Health are eligible for admission to Pre-Public Health if they meet these minimum guidelines:

  • Cumulative high school GPA: 2.75

OR

  • ACT: 19 and Cumulative high school GPA: 2.50

OR

  • Pre-March 2016 SAT: 910 and Cumulative high school GPA: 2.50

OR

  • Post-March 2016 SAT: 990 and Cumulative high school GPA: 2.50

Pre-Pharmacy

Admission into this program is based on an overall GPA of 2.75. Students are admitted into this program in order to complete entrance requirements for this major. When students are ready to apply to the major, they must complete a separate application. Admission to this program is competitive, and admission to the pre-program does not guarantee admission into the major.

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Admission into this program is based on an overall GPA of 3.00.

College of Business and Economics

Direct admission into the College of Business and Economics requires:

Students who are not eligible for transfer admission into the College of Business and Economics may seek admission to the  Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success until they are eligible for matriculation to the College of Business and Economics. Students pursuing this avenue may apply for transfer admission to the College of Business and Economics when they meet one of the aforementioned conditions.

College of Creative Arts

An overall 2.00 GPA is required for admission into this college. Music majors must audition before they can be considered for admission. An audition may be required for Theatre majors, and transfer credit in art is dependent on an evaluation of a portfolio of art work.

College of Education and Human Services

Speech Pathology and Audiology

A 3.00 overall GPA is required for admission consideration for Pre-Speech Pathology and Audiology. 

Elementary Education/Pre-Elementary Education

A 2.75 overall GPA and a 26 ACT or 1170 SAT (old) or 1240 (new) is required for admission consideration for Elementary Education.

Pre-Elementary Education requires a 2.75 and a 22 ACT or 1040 SAT (old) or 1110 (new). 

Child Development and Family Studies

A 2.50 overall GPA is required for admission consideration for Child Development and Family Studies. 

College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences

Generally, the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences requires an overall 2.00 GPA for admission.

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

All majors under this college require a 2.00 overall GPA for transfer with the exception of the Landscape Architecture major, the Fashion, Dress and Merchandising major and the Design Studies major. 

For Landscape Architecture students must have departmental approval. 

For Fashion, Dress and Merchandising, a 2.25 GPA is required for application. 

Design Studies requires a 2.50 GPA.

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Forensic and Investigative Science requires a 2.50 overall GPA and students must place into CHEM 115 or higher.

All STEM majors (Math, Physics, Geology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Biology) must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 and must qualify to take MATH 126.

All other Eberly departments will admit first time transfer students with at least a 2.00 GPA, directly into the major.

Reed College of Media

College of Media students must have one full-time semester of college work and an overall 2.50 GPA. 

School of Medicine

Exercise Physiology

Admission into this program is based on an overall GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a "C" in any required course for the degree.

Immunology and Medical Microbiology

Admission into this program is based on an overall GPA of 3.00 and departmental review.

School of Nursing

Pre-Nursing

The Pre-Nursing program requires:

If the student has less than 24 credit hours, they must also meet freshman requirements:

Students are admitted into this program in order to complete entrance requirements for this major. When students are ready to apply to Nursing, they must complete a separate application. Admission to this program is competitive, and admission to the pre-program does not guarantee admission into the major.

School of Public Health

Public Health

Direct admission into the Public Health major requires an overall GPA of 2.50 for applicants with 30 or more credit hours.  Applicants with less than 30 credit hours must also the meet the Freshman requirements:

OR 

OR

OR

University Honors College

Transfer students who have earned between 14 and 34 credit hours and have maintained a 3.7 cumulative GPA without an I or W on their transcript can join the Honors College. After admission to WVU, you will need to submit an application for membership to the Honors College.

Interested in talking to someone about WVU?

Contact an Admissions Counselor