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How to Apply

Transfer Students

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:

  1. Review the admissions requirements.
  2. To apply for an on-campus program, complete the WVU Application and include the nonrefundable fee. The fee is $50 for domestic applicants and $65 for international applicants.

    WVU Application

    To apply for an online program, use the steps for WVU Online Campus applicants.

    If you are switching to WVU Morgantown from another WVU campus, please follow the steps for Change of Campus students.

  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions you have attended. If applying with fewer than 24 transferrable credits, you must also send your final high school transcript.

    How to Send Transcripts

Students who did not meet WVU freshmen admission requirements and attended 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 a regionally 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, and may apply as test optional. 

Some programs and majors have different course requirements and higher grade point average requirements; please review the various program transfer requirements.

Students with coursework from institutions that lack regional accreditation must request approval to have such coursework articulated as Prior Learning Credit

Application Deadlines

For you to be considered for transfer admission all application materials and supporting documents must be received by these dates:

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) system.

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.

More information about the coding structures utilized for transfer credit may be found at Office of the University Registrar - Transfer. Check the Transfer Credit FAQ for answers to common questions about transferring credit.

WVU accepts grades as well as credit from regionally-accredited transferring institutions.

Students with coursework from institutions that lack regional accreditation must request approval to have such coursework articulated as  Prior Learning Credit

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 outlining your request with specific information about the course in question.


Need help? For answers to common questions about transferring credit, check our Transfer Credit FAQ. For other info, type your question below to find answers to our frequently asked questions. 

If you don't find an answer, or would like more information, please email us at

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