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Transfer Student

How to Apply as a Transfer Student

  1. Review the admissions requirements.
  2. Complete the application for admission. There is no application fee. If you are switching to WVU Potomac State College from another WVU campus, please complete the Change of Campus  form instead of the application for admission.
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions you have attended. Please have the transcripts of the institution(s) you have attended sent directly to: 

    Office of Enrollment Services
    WVU Potomac State College
    75 Arnold Street
    Keyser, WV 26726

    We  do not accept transcripts that have been issued to the student or facsimile (FAX) transcripts. Please note that in order to be considered for admission, you must have transcripts sent to us from all institutions you have attended, even if you did not do well at an institution or withdrew from all courses.
  4. Request an official high school transcript be sent to us if you are transferring  with less than 12 transferable credits.  Students who are not accepted as freshmen and decide to attend college elsewhere may be considered for admission as a transfer student after completing a minimum of 12 transferable credit hours at another accredited institution. In addition, students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in all college work attempted.

Admission Requirements for Admission

You are considered a transfer student if you have completed any post-secondary (after high school) work at an accredited college/institution. To be eligible to enroll as a transfer student at WVU Potomac State College, students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in all college work attempted. In addition, transfer students who have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours must also submit a high school transcript.

Transferring Course Credit

Once WVU Potomac State College has received completed application and transcripts, and your eligibility for admission has been determined, the Office of Enrollment Services will complete an evaluation of your transfer credits. Credits and grades for college-level courses completed at any institution may be transferable as long as the subject area is offered at WVU Potomac State College. All institutions must be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, or by other regional accrediting associations accepted by WVU.

The Office of Enrollment Services will translate your credit into WVU equivalents once you have been admitted. Your academic advisor will then determine how, and/or whether your courses are applied toward completing your degree. Grades and credits are transferable for college-level courses from accredited U.S. institutions.  

Students who transfer credits to WVU from a West Virginia institution may  appeal decisions on how credits were evaluated within one semester of transfer. View more information about the appeal.

Transfer Student Scholarships

Scholarships are available for high achieving transfer students. If your cumulative transfer GPA is at least 3.0, check out the opportunities to earn a scholarship at WVU Potomac State College.

Admission to BAS Four-Year Programs

Students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in an eligible major are admissible to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) / Four-year program. Some eligible majors are identified through transfer articulation agreements

Students who graduated with AAS degrees from other institutions should contact Enrollment Services for more information at  or 304-788-6820.

Interested students should complete the application for admission as a transfer student and choose the preferred BAS / four-year degree as a major.

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