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Transfer Student Scholarships

Fall 2021



Associate Degree

Bachelor Degree

WV Resident

Level 2

$700

$900


Level 1

$1100

$1500

Non-Resident

Level 2

$3600

$4200


Level 1

$5000

$5800

Metro Resident

Level 2

$1200

$1400


Level 1

$1900

$2200

How to Apply & Deadlines

N o separate application is necessary for consideration. Students must be admitted by  July 1, 2021  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.

Credit Hours

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.

 


Renewal Information  

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.

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