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Transfer Scholarships

Current scholarship information and values pertain to incoming freshmen for fall 2019 and is not retroactive to previous classes or currently enrolled students. Students entering WVU prior to the fall 2019 semester may have been offered different scholarships and/or amounts. Future students may also have different criteria or values.

For consideration for transfer scholarships, students must be admitted to the Morgantown campus by the deadlines listed for each scholarship. Please review all deadlines carefully.

Value

For West Virginia residents, the Transfer Scholarship Level 1 is valued at $2,500 per year and the Transfer Scholarship Level 2 is valued at $1,500 per year.

For non-residents of West Virginia, the Transfer Scholarship Level 1 is valued at $11,000 per year and the Transfer Scholarship Level 2 is valued at $8,000 per year.

Non-Resident Transfer Scholars who become part of the Academic Common Market or Ohio Reciprocity programs (or change to paying in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have their original scholarship adjusted or canceled. Transfer Level 1 students receiving the $11,000 per year award will have their scholarship adjusted to $3,000 per year. Transfer Level 2 Scholars receiving the $8,000 per year award have the scholarship canceled. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Transfer Scholarship will not be increased or reinstated.

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Criteria for Consideration

Must be an incoming transfer student with 12 to 115 transferable credit hours to WVU. Students changing campus from the Beckley or Keyser campuses to the Morgantown campus are not eligible for Transfer Scholarships.

For the Transfer Scholarship Level 1, both residents and non-residents of West Virginia must also have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.5. For the Transfer Scholarship Level 2, both residents and non-residents of West Virginia must also have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.0.

Transfer Scholarships will be adjusted or canceled as additional transcripts arrive and are evaluated by WVU Admissions, based on the updated number of transferable credits and updated transfer GPA. If the number of transferable credit hours exceeds 115, the Transfer Scholarship will be canceled. 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. The Transfer Level 1 Scholarship offer will be canceled if the transfer GPA drops below 2.75. We will continue to honor Transfer Level 2 Scholarship offers made to students whose transfer GPA drops below 3.0 after the initial offer as long as the transfer GPA remains at least 2.75 after all transcripts are received.

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How to Apply & Deadlines

Incoming fall transfer students must be admitted to WVU by July 1. For students transferring to WVU starting with a spring semester, the deadline to be admitted is December 1. As part of the admissions process, students must submit official transcripts to WVU Undergraduate Admissions.

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Renewal Information

Transfer scholarships are awarded for up to eight undergraduate semesters or completion of a bachelor's degree (whichever comes first). To maintain eligibility, all Transfer Scholars must earn at least 30 credit hours each academic year. For the Transfer Level 1 Scholarship, students must have a minimum overall GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of each academic year. For the Transfer Level 2 Scholarship, students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 at the end of each academic year. Students are notified in writing at the end of the spring semester if these requirements have not been met. Summer school may be used to attempt to make up deficiencies.

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 credit hours listed above.

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