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WV Resident, Associate Degree — Level 2
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WV Resident, Associate Degree — Level 1
WV Resident, Bachelor Degree — Level 1
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Non-Resident, Associate Degree — Level 2
Bachelor Degree — Level 2
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Non-Resident, Associate Degree — Level 1
Non-Resident, Bachelor Degree — Level 1
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Metro Resident, Associate Degree — Level 2
Bachelor Degree — Level 2
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Metro Resident, Associate Degree — Level 1
Metro Resident, Bachelor Degree — Level 1
No separate application is necessary for consideration. Students must be admitted
July 15, 2022
to the WVU Potomac State College campus as an incoming, first-time transfer
student coming from another institution outside of the WVU system. As part of
the admissions process, students must submit official transcripts to the Office
of Enrollment Services.
For initial consideration, students must be transferring into a WVU campus from another institution. Current students who change campuses within the WVU system cannot gain a Transfer Scholarship. However, current students already receiving a Transfer Scholarship can continue to receive the scholarship while attending Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley. Scholarship values differ depending on campus and will be adjusted as students change campuses within the WVU system.
Students admitted to a first bachelor’s degree program must have 12 to 115 transferable credit hours to WVU. Students admitted to a first associate degree program must have 12 to 57 transferable credit hours to WVU.
Grade Point Average
For the Transfer Scholarship Level 1, students must have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.5. For the Transfer Scholarship Level 2, students must have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.0.
The Transfer GPA is calculated by the Office of Enrollment Services based on a review of transcripts received from prior institutions. The credit hours and grades for transfer courses accepted by WVU are converted into WVU’s semester and grading systems. Be aware that the number of transfer credit hours and transfer GPA at WVU may differ from your credit hours and GPA from your prior institution.
Transfer Scholarships will be adjusted or removed from the financial aid offer as additional transcripts arrive and are evaluated by the Office of Enrollment Services, based on the updated number of transferable credits and updated transfer GPA.
- If the number of transferable credit hours exceeds the maximum (115 for bachelor’s, 57 for associate), the Transfer Scholarship will be removed from the financial aid offer.
- The Transfer Level 1 Scholarship offer will change to the Level 2 offer if the transfer GPA drops below 3.5 but remains at least 3.0.
- We will continue to honor Transfer Level 2 Scholarship offers made to students whose transfer GPA drops below 3.0 after the initial offer if the transfer GPA remains at least 2.75 after all transcripts are received.
- Transfer Scholarships will be removed from the financial aid offer if the transfer GPA drops below 2.75.
Please be aware that incoming students majoring in online programs of study are not eligible for institutional scholarships. Students beginning in on-campus majors in fall 2021 or later will lose their institutional scholarship eligibility if they switch to an online program of study at any point.
Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through National Guard assessment (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship removed from their financial aid award. Students will not be awarded a replacement scholarship. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Transfer Scholarship will not be reinstated.
To renew Transfer Scholarships for subsequent academic years, all scholars are required to have a minimum overall 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year and earn at least 30 credit hours during the academic year (fall, spring, and summer).
Please note that students whose first enrollment is the spring semester - or who have deferred their scholarship for one semester - may be reviewed against a 15 earned credit hour requirement for that academic year. Starting with the next academic year, they will return to the normal requirement of 30 earned credit hours per academic year.
Students are notified at the end of the spring semester if these requirements have not been met. Students who are falling below the standards at the end of the spring semester may use summer classes to attempt to up deficiencies in earned hours and/or to improve the overall GPA in order to regain their scholarship renewal eligibility. Visit our Renewal Requirements page for more information about scholarship renewal.