Transferring Courses

Learn more about which courses will transfer to UVA Wise.

Virginia Transfer Applicants

Students from Virginia Community Colleges and Richard Bland College

Transfer applicants from a Virginia Community College or Richard Bland College who have earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts and Sciences degree based on a baccalaureate-oriented sequence of courses are guaranteed admission to UVA Wise, within limits defined in the College Catalog.

Students who have earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts and Sciences degree based on a baccalaureate-oriented sequence of courses from a public Virginia Community College and are participants in the Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) will have met the lower division general education requirements of UVA Wise except for six semester hours of foreign language. These students will be classified as juniors, and will be given preference in the admissions process.

Transfer students from a Virginia Community College and Richard Bland College who have completed the state-approved Transfer Module but who have not earned an associate degree will receive 35 hours of credit for these courses and will have met the general education requirements for English composition, humanities, western heritage, and natural science. They will have partially met the lower division general education requirements in social science and mathematics. They will not necessarily have met the lower division general education requirements in literature, physical education, foreign language, or the arts. Students who complete the transfer module will be given preference in the admissions process.

Course Equivalency Information

Articulation Agreements

Specialized Articulation Agreements


Kentucky and Tennessee Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants from a Kentucky and Tennessee Community College will have their work at the community college evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Those students who have earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts and Sciences degree based on a baccalaureate-oriented sequence of courses are given preference in the admissions process. Admission to the College does not necessarily guarantee admission to any of the various majors or programs within the College.

Students who have earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts and Sciences degree based on a baccalaureate-oriented sequence of courses from a Kentucky or Tennessee Community College and are participants in the Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) will be classified as juniors, have their application fee waived and will be given preference in the admissions process.

Transfer students from a Kentucky and Tennessee Community College who have completed at least 30 hours of transferrable, academic coursework will be admitted based upon the transfer work alone without consideration of high school work or standardized test scores. Preference will be given to students who have completed six hours of English composition and six hours of mathematics.

Reduced Tuition

  • Students from the following Kentucky counties will qualify for reduced tuition at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise: Bell, Breathitt, Floyd, Harlan, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Perry and Pike.
  • Students from the following Tennessee counties will qualify for reduced tuition at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise: Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, Washington, Johnson, and Claiborne.

General Education Requirements

Articulation Agreement


Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP)

The Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP) allows transfer students from Mountain Empire, Southwest Virginia, or Virginia Highlands Community Colleges to declare their intentions of studying at UVA Wise early in their time at the community college.

GAP students will receive special assistance from community college officials and UVA Wise representatives in planning their academic programs to ease the transition to UVA Wise upon completion of their associate degrees. Students participating in the GAP are not required to submit an application fee to UVA Wise.

Interested students should contact UVA Wise Admissions or their community college advisor for details.


Keep in Mind

  • Courses listed on the VCCS (Virginia) guide and KCCS (Kentucky) guide will transfer to UVA Wise. Any course not listed or taken at another institution will need pre-approval.
  • Some courses will not transfer to UVA Wise.
  • Students must submit an official transcript from the transferring institution in order to receive credit for the course(s) taken.
  • There are limits to the number of credits that can be transferred to UVA Wise. See the College Catalog for more details.
  • Evaluations of transfer credit are prepared under the authority of academic departments, which reserve final decisions relative to the application of transfer credit to degree requirements in the major.
  • In the case of disputes between transfer students and academic departments relative to the application of transfer credit to degree requirements, the Registrar generally is able to resolve the problem satisfactorily. In cases where conflicts cannot be resolved at the department level, they are referred to the Academic Dean who has the final authority.