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Interested in joining the Yellow Jacket Community?
  1. Read our Transfer Information on all applicable pages
  2. Apply to be a Yellow Jacket - Admissions 
  3. Transfer Credits to WV STATE UNIVERISTY 
    • Request Official Transcripts of ALL Institutions attended to Office of Admissions. 
  4. Receive further Instruction from Admissions; once accepted, you will obtain the following information: 
    • Acceptance Notification 
    • Assigned Student information -
      • Student ID A#
      • WVSU email address
      • Advisor (for transcript reviews, scheduling & curriculum guidance)
*Click the Office headings below for quick access to details and contact information

Office of Admissions 

Requirements for TRANSFER Admission 

  • Application Fee $20- Non-refundable
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • 30 credit hours or more (First Year General Education Course waiver)
    • Under 30 credit hours will need to submit an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores in addition to the above list.
  • Immunization record (exempt if transferring from a public West Virginia College or University)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions must be received.
  • Must be eligible to return to the last institution attended to be admissible to West Virginia State University.
Special Considerations for Students below 2.0 Cumulative GPA
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:
  • Must make progress toward a C average each semester
  • Must enroll for no more than 12 hours each semester while on academic probation
  • Must achieve a C average by the end of the third semester at West Virginia State University.
*Some students may be eligible for Academic Forgiveness: see Grades, Repeats & Forgiveness box below

In order to graduate & receive a degree from West Virginia State University, baccalaureate transfer students must complete the last 30 hours at West Virginia State University, to complete Residency Requirements. 


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:
  1. 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).
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.

Foreign Institutions Credit Evaluation
Credit from Institutions outside the United States requires an official course-by-course credential evaluation from a NACES Member, such as W.E.S.

You can find a list of accepted evaluation companies here:
Please request the evaluation be sent directly to the West Virginia State University Office of Admissions.


Office of Financial Aid

SAP (Student Academic Progress) Policies 

Transfer Students
The number of transfer hours accepted at the point of admission will be used to calculate the students remaining eligibility under the 150 percent calculation and will be included in the number attempted/number completed. Transfer students will also be reviewed for GPA and Pace of Completion under the SAP Policy.

Second Bachelor’s Degree
Students who are pursuing a second degree may be considered for financial aid. A second undergraduate degree must be obtained within 75 enrolled credit hours. The enrolled hours limit for a second degree is measured from the point at which the student earned the initial degree.


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