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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.

Log in to the WVU Portal

The WVU Portal is your gateway to West Virginia University, including access to your WVU MIX email and viewing your financial aid. Please note that academic advisers and units may only be contacting you through your MIX email.

To log in to the WVU Portal, you must first claim your account.

Claim Your Account

Review Your Transfer Credit Evaluation

Upon your admission to WVU, your college transcripts are reviewed. You can see what transfer courses have already been found to be WVU equivalencies by going to your DegreeWorks, WVU’s official degree audit system, in your WVU Portal. Courses may be direct equivalencies, accepted transfer course or NOEQs. If you have NOEQs, submit a Transfer Equivalency Review Request for each course.

Please directly connect with your academic adviser about your credit evaluation. Also, you may receive a transfer credit evaluation email from our WVU Registrar’s Office to your WVU MIX email.

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

Submit the FAFSA

We encourage all students to submit the FAFSA and use our school code 003827. The FAFSA is required for Federal and State aid programs.

Submit the FAFSA

Accept or Decline Aid

There is no separate application for transfer merit scholarships, but you must be admitted by June 1, 2024 for the fall 2024 semester for scholarship consideration.

You can review, accept or decline aid through the WVU Portal if you receive an offer, or revisit if aid is adjusted. 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

Pay the Academic Deposit

Students who plan to live in a WVU residence hall and/or participate in an Adventure WV Trip are required to pay the academic deposit.

If you decide not to attend WVU, you can cancel your WVU application or attendance using the cancellation form by July 1, 2024 for a full refund of the academic deposit and/or a partial refund of the housing deposit. Deposits are forfeited if cancelling after July 1.

Pay the Academic Deposit

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.

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.

Reminder: You must pay your academic deposit before applying for housing.

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

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.

Choose a Dining Plan

Complete New Student Orientation

Learn about mandatory and optional components of Transfer New Student Orientation (NSO), including course registration and WVU student IDs.

Register for Transfer New Student Orientation Submit ID Photo

Complete Health Insurance Waiver

All students enrolling in 6 or more credits are required to have health insurance coverage. You will be billed for the WVU Aetna health insurance plan unless you opt out by completing the student health insurance waiver by July 26.

Complete Waiver

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: scanning@mail.wvu.edu.

Pay Your Bill

By the end of the first week of July, fall semester charges will be available in WVU MyAccount, which you can access through the WVU Portal. 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.

You won’t receive a bill if you have paid your fees, have established a payment plan that covers your balance, have a sponsor paying your fees or have enough aid to cover your charges.

Move In

Welcome home! If you are living in a WVU residence hall, details for move-in will be sent to your WVU MIX email in early June. 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 take place in June, July or August. Registration is first-come, first-served for admitted students who have paid the academic deposit.

You must pay your academic deposit before registering for an Adventure WV trip.

Choose an Adventure

Find Other Scholarships

You are automatically considered for WVU scholarships for fall 2024 if you are admitted as a transfer student by June 1. 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