At WVU, we look forward to helping you through the transfer process. While the reasons for transferring are often similar, all students bring a unique transfer situation with them. Our experienced staff will confer with you individually to ensure a smooth transition to WVU.
How to Apply as a Transfer Student
To apply for admission to WVU, you must:
- Review the admissions requirements.
- Complete the undergraduate application.
If you are switching to WVU Morgantown from another WVU campus, please complete the Change of Campus form instead of the undergraduate application.
- Request official transcripts from all institutions you have attended. Please
have the transcripts of the institution(s) you have attended sent directly
Office of Admissions
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506-6009
We do not accept transcripts that have been issued to the student or facsimile (FAX) transcripts. Please note that in order to be considered for admission, you must have transcripts sent to us from all institutions you have attended, even if you did not do well at one of the institutions.
- Request an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores be sent to us if you are transferring with less than 24 transferable credits. Please ask your high school to mark the transcript: “FOR TRANSFER ADMISSION.” Failure to do this may slow your admission. If you have been out of high school for five or more years, no test scores are required.
Students who are not accepted to WVU as freshmen and decide to attend college elsewhere may be considered for admission as a transfer student after completing a minimum of 24 transferable credit hours at another accredited institution. In addition, students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in all college work attempted.
Admission Requirements for Transfer Students
You are considered a transfer student if you have completed any post-secondary (after high school) work at an accredited college/institution. To be eligible to enroll as a transfer student at WVU, students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in all college work attempted. In addition, transfer students who have fewer than 24 transferable credit hours must also meet freshman admission standards. Some individual programs and majors have different course requirements and higher grade point average requirements; please review the various program requirements.
For you to be considered for transfer admission all application materials and supporting documents must be received by these dates:
- by August 1 for fall semester admission
- by December 1 for spring semester admission
We recommend you apply as early as possible.
Transferring Course Credit to WVU
Once WVU has received your completed application and transcript(s), and your eligibility for admission has been determined, the Office of Admissions will evaluate your transfer credits. Students seeking transfer admission to the University must be academically and otherwise eligible to return to the institution from which they wish to transfer. Credits and grades for college-level courses completed at any regionally-accredited institution in the United States are transferable, although not all courses will be directly equivalent to a course at WVU. You can learn more about how your existing course credit will transfer to WVU by using our Transfer Equivalency Self Service (TESS) website.
Once you are admitted, the Office of Admissions will translate your previous credit into WVU courses based on the information in our transfer database. Any courses that have not been evaluated and entered into our transfer database will appear on your transcript and DegreeWorks audit as NOEQ 100. You can then use the WVU Transfer Equivalency Review Request (TERR) system to request the evaluation of your NOEQ course(s).
Depending on how a course has been evaluated, the subject code for the course (e.g., BIOL for Biology) may be changed to better align with WVU course offerings. For example, a course on plant structures and anatomy that was considered a biology course at your previous institution may be translated to a PLSC (Plant Science) on your WVU transcript.
Courses that are directly equivalent to a course offering at WVU will be given the corresponding WVU course number. Courses that do not have a direct equivalent, but are accepted by WVU, will be marked as accepted transfer courses. For example, a 100-level History course on Russian politics that does not have an equivalent at WVU may be translated to HIST 1TC, where the ‘1’ indicates the level at which it was taught, and ‘TC’ represents “Transfer Credit.” Your adviser and academic college or school will then determine if these courses can be applied directly to your degree requirements. In some cases, transfer courses will count only as general WVU credit rather than towards specific degree requirements.
WVU accepts grades as well as credit from regionally-accredited transferring institutions.
Students who transfer credits to WVU may appeal the University’s evaluation of transfer credits on a case-by-case basis within one semester of transferring. To do so, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your request with specific information about the course in question.
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