Each year we welcome approximately 125 new transfer students to the WVU Davis College family. While that may not seem like a lot, more students transfer into our majors than any other at WVU. As part of our community you’ll never feel like you’re just a number.
In order to transfer into the WVU Davis College, you must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in all college work attempted. The programs below are the exception:
- Fashion, Dress and Merchandising
- A 2.25 GPA is required for admittance
- Design Studies
- A 2.50 GPA is required for admittance
- Landscape Architecture
- Departmental approval is required prior to being admitted
Additionally, students with fewer than 24 transferable credit hours must also meet freshman admissions standards.
Transferring within WVU
Students wishing to transfer into the Davis College from another school or college within WVU (internal transfer/major change) will need to complete an Academic Status Update Form.
How to Apply
Students transferring from Potomac State College, WVU at Beckley or WVU Tech need to complete the Change of Campus form.
All other transfer students need to complete the undergraduate application and request official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts should be sent directly to:
Office of Admissions
West Virginia University
PO Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506
Students with less than 24 transferable credits will need to request an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores be sent to WVU. Please ask that documents be marked “For Transfer Admission.” If the student has been out of high school for five or more years, no test scores are required.
Will My Credits Transfer?
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.
Once WVU has received a completed application and transcripts, the Office of Admissions will do a preliminary evaluation of all transfer credits and translate these courses into WVU equivalents. Additional evaluation of credits may be done by the academic department.
There are two ways that courses transfer to WVU:
Courses can transfer as “exact equivalents” to WVU courses.
When a course at the previous institution matches a WVU course, the Office of Admissions will assign that courses a WVU equivalent course number. For example, if HOS 105 (Food Science and Nutrition) at the previous institution is equivalent to HN&F 171 (Introduction to Nutrition) at WVU, then the course will transfer in as HN&F 171.
Courses can transfer as “open credit”
This is also commonly called “triple 000” courses. For example, SOC 200 (Sociology of Plants) at the previous institution does not match any WVU course. In this case, the course will transfer in as SOCA 000, “open credit.”
Advisers and students are encouraged to utilize The WVU Transfer Equivalency System which was designed to help identify WVU course equivalencies quickly. If the college or university previously attended is not listed in the Transfer Equivalency system, credits are still transferable if they are from an accredited institution.
Articulation agreements are partnerships that allow students to start their undergraduate degree at a community or junior college, complete an associate’s degree, and then transfer to WVU to complete their bachelor’s degree. Articulation agreements are also sometimes referred to as “2+2 agreements” and provide a road-map for students to graduate within a desired amount of time. For a current listing of articulation agreements, visit WVU Admissions.
Registering for Classes
Once you’ve been admitted and paid your academic deposit, contact Renee Conneway, Davis College recruitment specialist, at Renee.Conneway@mail.wvu.edu. She will work with your academic department to review incoming course credits and make a suggested schedule for you. You will not be able to register for classes until you have contacted her or your academic department to have the advising hold lifted. Once given a suggested course schedule, you can register for courses by signing into the WVU Portal.Follow these steps to register:
- Click on STAR at the top of the page
- Click on “Click here to enter STAR”
- Click on “Student Services & Housing”
- Click on “Registration”
Depending on the information you were provided, you can now either
- “Lookup Classes to Add” to search for courses
- “Add or Drop Courses” and enter specific CRN numbers