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Enroll as a
Transfer Student 🎉

You're admitted. Follow these steps to become a Mountaineer — and celebrate with confetti!

Not a domestic transfer student? Check the steps for first-time freshmen or international students.

1. Log in to WVU Portal

The WVU Portal is your gateway to online resources at WVU, including many required to complete your enrollment steps.

Log in to WVU Portal

2. Review Your Transfer Credit Evaluation

Upon your admission to WVU, the Registrar’s Office will review your college transcripts and send you a transfer credit evaluation email to your WVU MIX email. Please carefully review this email to learn about credit equivalency and follow the outlined next steps.

3. Contact Your Adviser / Register for Class

To register for your first semester at WVU, you must meet with an academic adviser by email, phone or in-person. Only your adviser can lift your registration hold for you. To get started, contact the transfer academic adviser for your college/school or program.

Find Adviser

4. Submit the FAFSA

We encourage all students to fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible. Use our school code 003827. The FAFSA is required for Federal and State aid programs, and to qualify for the Promise scholarship for West Virginia residents.

Are you entering in spring 2023? If you already filled out a FAFSA for 2022-2023, please add WVU. If you have not completed a 2022-2023 FAFSA, please submit as soon as possible.

Submit the FAFSA

5. Accept or Decline Aid

There is no separate application for transfer merit scholarships, but you must be admitted by December 1, 2022 for the spring 2023 semester and by July 15, 2023 for the fall 2023 semester for scholarship consideration.

You can review, accept or decline aid through the WVU Portal. Aid adjustments are posted in the WVU Portal. Acceptance of scholarships and aid is non-binding – you forfeit your award if you cancel your application or attendance.

Transfer Scholarships Learn About Aid Offers

6. Pay the Academic Deposit

The academic deposit saves your place in our incoming class and allows you to continue the admissions process.

Pay the Academic Deposit

7. Apply for Housing

If you are transferring fewer than 24 credits: Apply for housing in a residence hall. WVU has a First-Year Live On Requirement. You must pay your academic deposit before applying for housing.

Transferring with 24 or more credits? You’re not required to live on campus and may choose from University Apartments, off-campus housing and residence halls.

Apply for Housing List of Residence Halls University Apartments Off-Campus Housing

8. Choose a Dining Plan

Everyone living in campus housing is required to purchase an on-campus student dining plan. Commuters and those living off-campus have the option of purchasing an off-campus student plan.

Dining plans for spring 2023 are available now. Plans for the 2023-24 academic year will be available by June.

Learn About Campus Dining Choose a Dining Plan

9. Complete New Student Orientation

NSO registration for fall 2023 admits opens in March. Program details will be available when registration opens.

Are you entering in spring 2023? Visit Transfer NSO to start your program.

10. Submit Your Final Transcript

When you complete all courses at your current college/university, request that your current registrar forward us an updated official transcript showing your final grades. The WVU Office of Admissions will accept official transcripts from your college registrar via Parchment, E-Scripts, National Clearing House or officially sealed envelope mailed to:

Office of Admissions
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506-6009

Your college registrar may use also the following email address when sending official transcripts: WVUadmissions@mail.wvu.edu.

11. Pay Your Bill

Spring 2023 new students: Your first semester charges are available in WVU MyAccount (via WVU Portal). Payment is due January 3.

Fall 2023 new students: Your fall semester charges will be available in WVU MyAccount (via WVU Portal) in early July. You will receive a billing notification in your MIX email if you owe a balance. Payment is due August 1.

Tip: Tuition payment plans are available to break up your semester's tuition and fees into smaller, more manageable installments.

Pay Your Bill

12. Move In

Welcome home! If you are living in a WVU residence hall, watch your MIX email for move-in dates and instructions. If you are living off-campus or in University Apartments, contact your property manager for move-in information.

You Should Also ...

These steps are strongly encouraged for new students.

Visit Campus

Nothing can help you better imagine what your future at WVU will look like than visiting campus. Schedule a tour through our Visitors Centers or attend a special event (or both).

Experience WVU Special Events

Explore WVU Virtually

Can’t make it to Morgantown? Want to make a list of sites to see during your in-person visit? Then you’ll want to check out our virtual tours and videos!

Choose a Virtual Tour Watch Videos

Choose a First-Year Trip

Start your college experience like a real Mountaineer. Our optional Adventure WV First-Year Trips are peer-led, adventure-based programs that will prepare you for life at WVU. All trips are $95 or less and take place in June, July or August. Registration opens in February 2023 and is first-come, first-served for admitted students who have paid the academic deposit.

Learn About First-Year Trips

Find Other Scholarships

You are automatically considered for WVU scholarships if you are admitted as a transfer student by December 1, 2022 for spring 2023 or by July 15, 2023 for fall 2023. You should also investigate other scholarship sources to help fund your education.

Find Scholarships

Make Connections

Join us on your favorite social media platforms for a real glimpse of WVU campus life and start getting to know your fellow Mountaineers!

Connect With WVU

You Have Questions.

We have answers.

Connect with Your Classmates and WVU

Immerse yourself in our one-of-a-kind Mountaineer community.

Two students in the forest at Coopers Rock. One is holding a WVU Let's Go flag.

Social Center

You’re a proud Mountaineer now, so head over to our social center for merchandise, WVU-themed wallpapers and downloads, a #WVUbound playlist and lots more. Plus, we have some digital swag for you!

Social Center

Need help?

We're here to help every step of the way.

Admissions Counselors

Have questions about your next steps? Or about submitting your deposit? Your WVU admissions counselor is an expert on these topics (and many more, so ask them anything!). And it’s literally their job to chat with you! Reach out to them any time.

Contact Your Counselor

Student Call Center

No one knows us like our students! Our student ambassadors have been in your shoes. They know what it’s like starting this gold-and-blue journey packed with possibilities. Talk with them about whatever you’d like — student life, living on campus, getting involved, making friends, Mountaineer traditions, etc.

Schedule Student Ambassador Call

Office of Admissions

Our Admissions staff can assist with any questions or issues you encounter as you continue the steps to enroll. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (except for University holidays). Call us at 304-293-2121 or fill out our contact form.

Contact Admissions