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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.

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.

Pre-Pharmacy

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

Direct admission into the John Chambers College of Business and Economics requires:

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

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

Additional admission requirements for majors in College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences: 

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.

Additional Benchmarks:

Anthropology

Biochemistry

Biology

Chemistry

Communication Studies

Criminology

English

English Secondary Education

Forensic Examiner, Forensic Biology and Forensic Chemistry

Geology

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics

Multidisciplinary Studies

Neuroscience

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

Social Studies Secondary Education

Sociology

World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

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

Exercise Physiology

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

Pre-Nursing

The Pre-Nursing program requires:

If the student has fewer than 24 credit hours, they must also meet freshman requirements:

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

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:

OR 

OR

Pre-Public Health

  • 2.75 GPA and minimum ACT/SAT
OR
  • 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.

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