Program Requirements for Transfer Admissions
Program requirements for students transferring to WVU are broken down by college and school. If you need to double-check which college or school your major is associated with please review our academic program database.
- Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
- Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success
- John Chambers College of Business and Economics
- College of Creative Arts
- College of Education and Human Services
- College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
- Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
- Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
- Reed College of Media
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- School of Public Health
- University Honors College
Program Requirements by College and School
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
The Statler College admits transfer students on a case-by-case basis depending on space availability. While many factors are used in the evaluation process, transfer students must have a 2.50 minimum college-level GPA (cumulative from all institutions) and be ready to take at least Calculus I.
Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success
Pre-Medical Laboratory Science
The Pre-Medical Laboratory Science program requires a 2.50 overall GPA, and completion of all entrance requirements. Students are admitted into this pre-program in order to complete entrance requirements for Medical Laboratory Science. When students are ready to apply to Medical Laboratory Science, they must complete a separate application. Admission to this program is competitive, and admission to the pre-program does not guarantee admission into the major.
Admission into this program is based on an overall GPA of 3.00. Students are admitted into this program in order to complete entrance requirements for the PharmD program. When students are ready to apply to the PharmD program, they must complete a separate application through PharmCAS. Admission to the PharmD program is competitive, and admission to the pre-program does not guarantee admission into the professional curriculum.
John Chambers College of Business and Economics
- Fewer than 24 credit hours
- 2.25 college GPA and meet freshman requirements
- Business freshman requirements: Math ACT of 19 or Math SAT (new) 510
- 24 - 59 transfer hours
- 2.25 college GPA and met requirements for College Algebra
- 60+ transfer hours
- 2.25 college GPA and be eligible to take Math 150
Students who are not eligible for transfer admission into the John Chambers College of Business and Economics may seek admission to the Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success until they are eligible for matriculation to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics. Students pursuing this avenue may apply for transfer admission to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics when they meet one of the aforementioned conditions.
College of Creative Arts
An overall 2.00 GPA is required for admission into this college. Music majors must audition before they can be considered for admission. An audition may be required for Theatre majors, and transfer credit in art is dependent on an evaluation of a portfolio of art work.
College of Education and Human Services
Communication Sciences and Disorders
A 3.00 overall GPA is required for admission consideration for Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Pre-Elementary Education requires a 2.75 and a 22 ACT or 1040 SAT (old) or 1110 (new).
Students admitted in the pre-program will work with the College of Education and
Human Services for direct admission into Elementary Education.
Child Development and Family Studies
A 2.50 overall GPA is required for admission consideration for Child Development and Family Studies. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all Child Development/Family Studies and Special Education courses.
College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences
Generally, the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences requires an overall 2.00 GPA for admission.
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
All majors under this college require a 2.00 overall GPA for transfer with the exception of the Landscape Architecture major, the Fashion, Dress and Merchandising major and the Design Studies major.
For Landscape Architecture students must have departmental approval.
For Fashion, Dress and Merchandising, a 2.25 GPA is required for application.
Design Studies requires a 2.50 GPA.
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
All STEM majors (Math, Physics, Geology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Neuroscience and Biology) must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 and must qualify to take MATH 126.
- completion of SOCA 105 with a grade of C- or higher and an overall GPA of 2.0
- minimum overall GPA of 2.0 and completion of CHEM 115 with a C- or better
- completion BIOL 115, BIOL 116, BIOL 117, BIOL 118, CHEM 115 and CHEM 115L with a minimum grade of C- in each course and have a 2.0 overall GPA
- completed CHEM 115/116 or 117/118 with C- or better in each and have earned a minimum overall GPA of 2.0
- minimum GPA in Communication Studies courses or have taken at least one COMM course with a minimum grade of C-
- completion of SOCA 101 and SOCA 105 with grades of C or higher; an overall GPA of 2.0; MATH 122 strongly recommended, but not required
- must have a 2.0 GPA in all ENGL classes taken, and a 2.0 overall GPA
English Secondary Education
- less than 60 credits requires a 2.5 overall GPA; greater than 60 credits requires a 2.75 GPA
Forensic Examiner, Forensic Biology and Forensic Chemistry
- must have completed CHEM 115 or higher and have a minimum GPA of 2.5
- 2.0 overall GPA and in any GEOL coursework
- 3.0 minimum GPA
- minimum of 29 credit hours and overall GPA 2.0
- must have completed the following classes with a minimum grade of C-: BIOL 115, BIOL 116, CHEM 115 and CHEM 115L, and have minimum overall GPA of 2.0 GPA
- GPA of 2.2 in math and physics courses with at least one math and physics course completed and a 2.0 overall GPA
- 2.0 overall GPA
- completion of PSYC 101, MATH 124 or MATH 126 completed, and minimum GPA of 2.0
Social Studies Secondary Education
- students with fewer than 60 credits need a 2.5 min GPA; students with 61 or greater credits need a 2.75 GPA
- SOCA 101 and SOCA 105 with a C- or higher; overall GPA of 2.0
World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
- 2.0 overall GPA; 1 language course with at least a C- (does not include FCLT, FLIT, LANG or LING)
Reed College of Media
College of Media students must have one full-time semester of college work and an overall 2.25 GPA.
School of Medicine
Admission into this program is based on an overall GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a "C" in any required course for the degree.
Health Informatics and Information Management
- completion of CS 101 and Medical Terminology
Immunology and Medical Microbiology
Admission into this program is based on an overall GPA of 3.00 and successful completion of Biology 115 and Chemistry 115 with a "C" grade or better. Departmental review will be required.
School of Nursing
The Pre-Nursing program requires:
- A 3.00 overall GPA.
- No more than 70 transferable credit hours.
- MATH 126 placement: SAT Math 540 (old), SAT Math 540 (new), ACT Math 22, or “C” grade in MATH 122 or equivalent course, or 45 on ALEKS.
If the student has fewer than 24 credit hours, they must also meet freshman requirements:
- 3.20 GPA
- ACT 23 or SAT 1140
- ACT Math 22 or SAT Math 540
Students are admitted into this program in order to complete entrance requirements for this major. When students are ready to apply to Nursing, they must complete a separate application. Admission to this program is competitive, and admission to the pre-program does not guarantee admission into the major.
School of Public Health
Direct admission into the Public Health major requires an overall GPA of 2.50 for applicants with 30 or more credit hours. Applicants with less than 30 credit hours must also the meet the freshman requirements:
- Cumulative high school GPA: 3.0
- ACT: 21 and Cumulative high school GPA: 2.75
- Post-March 2016 SAT: 1080 and Cumulative high school GPA: 2.75
- 2.75 GPA and minimum ACT/SAT
- 2.50 GPA and ACT of 19 or SAT 1010
University Honors College
Transfer students who have earned between 14 and 34 credit hours and have maintained a 3.7 cumulative GPA without an I or W on their transcript can join the Honors College. After admission to WVU, you will need to submit an application for membership to the Honors College.