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 transferring between WVU campuses, 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 do a preliminary evaluation of your transfer credits. Credits and grades for college-level courses completed at any institution may be transferable as long as WVU offers the subject area. For example, WVU offers history courses and will therefore accept all history courses from accredited institutions (slight variations may occur).
Transfer credits from two-year community colleges and junior colleges are limited to a maximum of 72 hours of lower-division credit. Please be reminded that only credit from lower-division courses are accepted from two-year colleges. All institutions must be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, or by other regional accrediting associations accepted by WVU.
The Office of Admissions will translate your credit into WVU equivalents once you have been admitted. Your academic college or school will then determine how, and/or whether your courses are applied toward completing your degree. In some cases, upper-division courses may not apply toward your degree.
Grades and credits are transferable for college-level courses from accredited U.S. institutions.
Students who transfer credits to WVU from a West Virginia institution may appeal decisions on how credits were evaluated within one semester of transfer.
You can learn more about how your existing course credit may transfer to WVU by using our Transfer Equivalency System.
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