Transfer Students

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Admission Requirements for
Transfer Students

Looking for an educational change of pace? We’re thrilled you’re considering UVa-Wise!
We understand that not every school is right for every person. That’s why we strive to make the process of transferring to UVa-Wise as easy and stress-free as possible. On this page, you’ll find everything you need to know as a transfer student, from admission requirements to transfer credits and more!

Transfer Tuesdays

Hosted by the Admissions Office, Transfer Tuesdays offer transfer students the unique opportunity to complete a variety of transfer-related tasks during these summer events.

During Transfer Tuesdays, admitted transfer students can:

  • Complete required placement testing
  • Register for fall courses
  • Finish any other necessary tasks (e.g. getting a student ID, email address, or housing assignment)

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Transfer Student Admissions Criteria

In order to transfer to UVa-Wise, applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.2 or higher. Applicants with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.2 will be reviewed by the Admissions committee and, if admitted, may be subject to provisional status. Students with a less than 2.0 GPA are typically not admitted to the college. Transfer students are only accepted from accredited institutions.

To be eligible for transfer student admission at UVa-Wise, you must be in good standing with and able to return to the college or university you last attended and at which you were enrolled full-time in a degree program.

An Overview of the Transfer Student Application Process

All transfer students seeking admission to UVa-Wise must submit:

  • Completed application
  • $25 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcript from any college you’ve attended (even for just one course)
  • Applicable transfer student forms

If you have attempted fewer than 30 transferable hours of course work, you’ll also need to meet our freshman admission requirements and submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. Note that we do waive the SAT/ACT scores requirement for applicants who are 25 years of age or older.

Make sure to complete the transfer application process at least 30 days prior to your anticipated date of enrollment to allow sufficient time for evaluation and admission.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Once transfer students are admitted, we will conduct an evaluation of all courses completed at previous colleges. Only courses equivalent to University of Virginia or UVa-Wise courses are eligible for transfer credit. We will award transfer credit for courses with grades of C- or better (or CR/P for courses designated credit/no credit or pass/fail). A maximum of 62 semester hours earned from a two-year college may count towards graduation at UVa-Wise.

Transfer Student Forms

Transferring from the Virginia Community College System or Richard Bland College? You can find Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) information and forms here.

General Transfer Student Forms
Virginia Transfer Student Forms
Kentucky and Tennessee Transfer Student Forms

Transfer Student Checklist

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