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Transfer Scholarships


Current scholarship information pertains to incoming transfer students for spring 2019.  It may not be applicable to prior or future incoming students.

Please note that students who entered WVU in prior semesters may have different scholarship durations and renewal requirements.  Visit our Renewal Requirements page to download a full spreadsheet.

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.

Students entering WVU as transfer students for prior semesters, may have received different award amounts.  These amounts are not retroactive to previous cohorts

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.

Students entering WVU as transfer students for prior semesters had different criteria for consideration. This criteria is not retroactive to previous cohorts.

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 the Office of Admissions. 

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.

Students must also continue to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for financial aid eligibility. 

Please note that students who entered WVU in prior semesters may have different scholarship durations and renewal requirements.  Visit our Renewal Requirements page to download a full spreadsheet.