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Admissions & Aid

Transfer Students

Wheeling University provides vast opportunities for academic, personal, and spiritual growth, and we strive to make your transfer experience as simple as possible. If you are looking to find a new home at WU, you can find application instructions, transfer policies, and your admissions specialist contact information here. We also have agreements with local community colleges to make transferring credits even easier. Do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, to visit the campus, or request information to learn more. We look forward to helping you begin a new journey at Wheeling University!

Community College Agreements

West Virginia Northern Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Belmont College
Community College of Allegheny

Please check back often as we are working to create new articulation and transfer pathways for students looking to transfer to WU!

How to Apply

  • Fill out a free application below.
  • Submit official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions including your current school to: 316 Washington Ave. Wheeling, WV 26003 Attn: Office of Admissions
  • Transcripts are used to determine acceptance, scholarship levels, and credit evaluations.
  • Add Wheeling University school code (003831) to your most recent FAFSA. Wheeling University offers both academic and need based aid to transfer students.
  • Submit a $200 non-refundable deposit.
  • Attend a mandatory Transfer Orientation to register for classes.
  • Submit the Transfer Clearance Form.

General Transfer Policies

A transfer applicant’s cumulative college GPA must be 2.0 or higher to be accepted.

Transfer credit is only awarded for course work completed at accredited institutions in which a grade of grade of C- or higher is earned.

For those students who have earned an Associate in Science degree or an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution, the University will waive the majority of the Core curriculum; students can expect to take approximately 9 credits in the Core.

Wheeling University accepts credits only. The computation of a student’s grade point average will begin with courses taken at WU. A maximum of 90 credits will be accepted.

All transcripts, credentials, and documents released to Wheeling University become the property of Wheeling University and cannot be returned or forwarded to a third party.

The number of credits granted for a given course cannot exceed the number on the transcript from the school where they are earned, nor can it exceed the number earned in the corresponding course at Wheeling University.

Full-time students are classified as follows:

Freshman – less than 27 semester hours
Sophomore – minimum of 27 semester hours
Junior – minimum of 60 semester hours
Senior – minimum of 90 semester hours

A minimum of 30 institutional credits must be completed and are required for degree completion from Wheeling University. These credits must be earned at Wheeling University; 18 of which must be in the major.