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Admitted Students

Transfer Students

Steps to Enrollment

You are considered a transfer student if you have attended a non-West Virginia University college since graduating from high school. If you attend one of our WVU divisional campuses – WVU Keyser or WVU Beckley – please complete the Change of Campus enrollment steps. To enroll at WVU as a transfer student, please complete the following steps:

  1. Log Into WVU Portal

    Now that you’re admitted, it’s time to get connected. To access the WVU Portal, you need to activate your Login. The WVU Portal connects you to STAR, DegreeWorks, eCampus and your MIX email – all important online programs. You'll also use the WVU Portal to complete many of the steps required for enrolling at WVU.

    Log Into WVU Portal

  2. Pay the Academic Deposit – Save your Spot

    The academic deposit is required of all students, even if you are receiving a scholarship. Payment is due by  December 1 for students entering in the spring and by  June 1 for students entering in the fall. 

    Pay Academic Deposit

  3. Visit Campus

    If you haven’t already been here, it's a great idea for you and your family to visit before New Student Orientation. You can visit through the  Visitors Center or attend one of our  open houses.

    Visit Campus

  4. File the FAFSA

    The FAFSA is available October 1 if you are interested in receiving financial aid or scholarships. Please be sure to file the FAFSA prior to the March 1 deadline.

    Prepare to File the FAFSA File the FAFSA

  5. Find and Apply for Scholarships

    Transfer scholarships are available to students who submit their transfer admission application to WVU by July 1.  You should also investigate private scholarship sources to help fund your education.

    Find and Apply for Scholarships

  6. Apply for Housing

    Apply for a residence hall if you are transferring with fewer than 29 credit hours. If you are entering WVU with 29 or more credit hours, you may choose from University Apartments and other off-campus housing.

    On-Campus Housing Off-Campus Housing

  7. Choose a Dining Plan

    All students living in WVU residence halls are required to have a dining plan. If you live off campus, you still have the option of purchasing a dining plan from our non-resident dining plan options.

    Choose a Dining Plan

  8. Register for Class

    As a transfer student, you must meet with your academic adviser by email, phone or in-person before you can register. Only your academic adviser can lift your registration hold for you.

    Register for Class

  9. Sign Up for Adventure WV

    Start your WVU experience like a real Mountaineer. Our optional Adventure WV Trip for transfer students is a peer-led, adventure-based program that will prepare you for your time at WVU. The cost is $95 or less. Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 304-293-5221 to register.

  10. Submit Your Transcript

    Please have your current registrar forward an official transcript showing your final grades. The WVU Office of Admissions will accept official transcripts from your college registrar via Parchment, E-Scripts, National Clearing House or officially sealed envelope.

    Office of Admissions
    West Virginia University
    P.O. Box 6009
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6009
  11. Pay Your Bill

    Your student account must be paid in full by the deadline for your intended term.

    Pay Your Bill

  12. Attend New Student Orientation

    Transfer NSO is the place to get an overview of WVU student services and meet one-on-one with staff who can answer your questions.

    Learn about Transfer NSO

  13. Move In – You're Home

    If you are living in a residence hall, you can view the Residence Hall Opening and Closing Dates for your upcoming semester in advance. You will receive additional information at your MIX email address, so please check your account regularly.


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