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Transfer Students


Each year, hundreds of students transfer to WVSU from across the United States and other countries. They are attracted by WVSU's personal approach to the admission process and their education.

Admissions Requirements
  • Application Fee $20- Non-refundable
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • 30 credit hours or more 
  • Immunization record (exempt if transferring from a public West Virginia College or University)
Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions must be received. Transfer applicants with under 30 credit  hours will need to submit an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores in addition the the above list. 

Transfer applicants must be eligible to return to the last institution they attended to be admissible to West Virginia State University.

Transfer students who do not have a C average may be admitted if they are eligible to return to their former institution, are deficient no more than 17 quality points, and accept the following provisions of a probation agreement:
  1. Must make progress toward a C average each semester
  2. Must enroll for no more than 12 hours each semester while on academic probation
  3. Must achieve a C average by the end of the third semester at West Virginia State University.
In order to receive a degree from West Virginia State University, baccalaureate transfer students must complete the last 30 hours at West Virginia State University. Associate degree students must complete the last 15 hours at West Virginia State University.

Transcript Evaluation Procedure

Submission of a transcript(s) and subsequent acceptance to West Virginia State University does not automatically result in a course equivalency evaluation. The student must request the evaluation. The process of obtaining such an evaluation will depend upon which one of the following three categories pertains to the individual student:
  • Students majoring in some field of education and transferring to West Virginia State University must submit ACT or SAT scores.  Please contact the chair of the Education Department (Wallace Hall, Room 627).
  • Students transferring to West Virginia State University who have not earned a B.A. or B.S. degree at another institution should contact the department chair of the degree program. 
  • Students who have earned a bachelor's degree and wish to work toward a second bachelor's degree should contact the department chair of the subject area in which they wish to earn a second degree.
Students who transfer to West Virginia State University must fulfill the requirements of the curriculum they select. If courses completed at other accredited institutions correspond to the content of courses in the curriculum, they will meet curriculum requirements. Sometimes closely related courses are substituted for curriculum requirements. Often courses may be used as electives if they do not meet other degree requirements.

Send your materials to:
West Virginia State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
124 Ferrell Hall
P. O. Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112

Materials may also be sent through the following electronic portals:
  • E-Scrip Safe
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Parchment
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