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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

    The academic deposit is required of all students, unless you are enrolled in a fully online degree program, even if you are receiving a scholarship. Payment is due by December 1 for students entering in the spring and by August 1 for students entering in the fall. 

    Pay Academic Deposit

  3. 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. You must reach out to your transfer adviser who will help you come up with a class schedule for your first semester here at WVU. Once you are here at WVU and in your major, you will be assigned an adviser within your major/department.

    Register for Class

  4. Complete the FAFSA

    The FAFSA is available October 1 if you are interested in receiving financial aid or scholarships. If you haven't already filled it out, please be sure to submit the FAFSA prior to the March 1 deadline.

    If you have already filled out a FAFSA for your current college for the term you applied for at WVU, you will have to go back into your FAFSA and put WVU as a college to receive your FAFSA. You will not have to fill out another FAFSA for WVU.

    Prepare for the FAFSA Submit the FAFSA

  5. Apply for Housing

    Apply for a residence hall if you are transferring with fewer than 24 credit hours. If you are entering WVU with 24 or more credit hours, you may choose from University Apartments or other off-campus housing.

    On-Campus Housing Off-Campus Housing

  6. Choose a Dining Plan

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

    Choose a Dining Plan

  7. 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.

  8. Submit Your Transcript

    Once you have completed all your courses at your current college/university, please have your current registrar forward us an updated 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
  9. Pay Your Bill

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

    Pay Your Bill

  10. Attend New Student Orientation

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

    Learn about Transfer NSO

  11. Move In – You're Home

    If you are living in a residence hall, you can view the move-in information for your upcoming semester. You will receive additional information at your MIX email address, so please check your account regularly.

    If you are living in University Apartments or any off-campus housing, you will need to contact them directly to find out when you can move in.


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