Transfer Students

How to Apply as a Transfer Student

  • Submit an application for admission
  • Submit an official transcript from ALL previous colleges attended
  • $20 application fee
  • Must be eligible to return to the institution from which they intend to transfer from

Students with less than 24 credit hours earned of college work must also:

  • Submit a high school transcript
  • Submit ACT/SAT scores

If the student does not have the following criteria: (1) 2.0 average on their high school work and (2) ACT composite of 18 or above, or (3) a combined verbal/math SAT score of at least 870, they may be admitted to an associate degree program. The student then must remediate all deficiencies before transferring into a bachelor’s degree program.

All previously completed college work listed on the student’s transcript will be recorded on the student’s record at Glenville State University. 

See how your courses transfer to Glenville.

Degree Works Transfer Equivalency Self-Service


Degree Works Transfer Equivalency Self-Service is a resource provided for students who are considering transferring to Glenville State University. This service provides prospective students the ability to see how their transfer classes would articulate and apply to a specific degree at Glenville.

You can begin to use Degree Works Transfer Equivalency Self-Service without signing in. NOTE: If you elect to not sign in and use the service as a guest, you will be unable to save your information. If you change your mind and want to save you work, click “Save” at any time during the session and you will be prompted to create an account so your session can be saved. The benefit of creating an account is you will have the ability to sign back in and add classes to your audit, changes classes or choose another degree path.


 Glenville State University accepts undergraduate course credit from regionally or nationally accredited institutions.  A transfer student must provide the Admissions Office with official transcripts of all previous university or university work.  All credentials submitted to the Admissions Office become the property of Glenville State University and cannot be returned or copied.  Transfer students should submit their official transcripts at least one month prior to their initial semester of enrollment to allow ample time for an evaluation of their credits.  Transcripts will be evaluated by the Registrar’s Office.  

 The Higher Education Policy Commission of West Virginia has adopted a core coursework transfer agreement to ensure that students who transfer from one state university or university to another will receive credit for specific general education courses at the receiving institutions.  Under the terms of this agreement, a student may transfer up to 32 credits of undergraduate coursework in the areas of English composition, communications and literature, fine arts appreciation, mathematics, natural science, and social science as general education credits.  

 No more than 72 hours of credit completed at West Virginia community and technical colleges or regional campus are transferable to Glenville State University.  Exceptions to the 72-hour rule may only be granted by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  

 Transferred courses for which equivalent credit has been awarded will be converted to Glenville State University department and course numbers.  Transfer courses which are evaluated as not being equivalent or are courses not in areas of instruction offered by Glenville State University, will be listed as either department or general electives (PSYC 000 or ELEC 000).  Elective credits will transfer in at the level at which they were taken and will have lower division notated (LD) for 100-200 level courses or upper division (UD) for 300-400 level courses.  

 Students who believe they may have taken coursework at another institution which should have satisfied a course requirement with Glenville State University and wish to seek further evaluation of their transfer courses will need to submit a written request with supporting documentation such as a syllabus and/or course outline to the Registrar’s Office.  The Registrar’s Office will consult with the appropriate academic department(s) and notify the student in writing of the outcome.  

 If the student is not satisfied with the outcome of the second evaluation, the student may appeal by submitting an Academic Petition form to the Registrar’s Office within (7) workdays of the official notification of the results of the second evaluation of their transcript.  The Academic Appeals Committee shall hear the appeal and forward its recommendation in writing to the Higher Education Policy Commission Joint Committee for Appeals.  

 All grades earned for coursework from previous institutions will be transferred and will be calculated in the overall GPA.  Courses which are graded as Credit or No Credit (CR/NC) courses at Glenville State University will transfer in as such, regardless of the grade type at the previous institution.  Developmental courses transferred to Glenville State University with letter grades will be recorded as “CR/NC”. Developmental courses transferred to Glenville State University as “S/U” will be recorded as “CR/NC”.  Courses completed at an institution operating with a quarter hour system will be converted to semester hours. Each quarter hour equals 2/3 of a semester hour. The university policy for repeating a course will apply to all transfer credit work provided the course at the other institution is deemed an equivalent course by Glenville State University.