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Transfer

Taking courses elsewhere

Information for students

If you are a current WVU student who wants to take credits at an American or international institution, the first step is to see your academic adviser to get permission to begin the process.

Once you know what courses you want to take, and where you want to take them, you and your adviser can access the transfer credit database to determine how the course(s) will transfer back to WVU (see links below for additional viewing options). If you want to take a course that is not listed, you must request that it be added to the database via the Transfer Equivalency Review Request (TERR). In most cases, the review process takes 5 to 10 business days.

  • Courses that are not in the database will not be accepted by WVU.
  • Courses will not be accepted without an approved transient credit form.
  • Courses taken at other institutions without proper approval may not transfer or fulfill a degree requirement.
Request an approval

Request domestic transient approval to take a course(s) at an American institution. You will need to download the PDF, fill it out, save it, and email it to your adviser.

Request approval to take a course(s) at an international institution or through study abroad. You will need to download the PDF, fill it out, save it, and email it to your adviser.

Course coding of transferable credit

In order to clearly identify and distinguish non-equivalent coursework, West Virginia University utilizes unique numbering for the various types of credit brought to WVU. The following legend explains the codes utilized by WVU, and when they may be applied. 


Code  Description  Example
xTC Utilized to designate coursework taken from a transfer institution that was found to not have a direct equivalent at WVU. The preceding number (x) indicates the level the course was taken as at the previous institution. The assigned subject code is determined by the content matter covered.  
HIST 1TC; BIOL 2TC; MATH 3TC; CHEM 4TC
1C1 & 1C2
Awarded to English Composition courses that are found not directly equivalent to WVU's ENGL 101 & ENGL 102. These courses help to satisfy the General Education Foundation area 1. ENGL 1C1 serves as a prerequisite to ENGL 102.
ENGL 1C1 & ENGL 1C2
NOEQ 100
Utilized to designate coursework that has not yet been evaluated for possible equivalency.
NOEQ 100
NOEQ 1NT
Utilized to represent coursework taken in transient, that requires an approved transient form to be articulated.
NOEQ 1NT
1AP 
Awarded to Advanced Placement exam scores that do not have an approved equivalent. May satisfy General Education requirements.
ENGL 1AP
1IB
Awarded to International Baccalaureate exam scores that do not have an approved equivalent.  May satisfy General Education requirements.
BIOL 1IB
1CL
Awarded to College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam scores that do not have an approved equivalent. May satisfy General Education requirements.
CHEM 1CL

Information for advisers

Once a student has emailed you a domestic or international transient form, you can verify and submit the request using the  Transient Credit Approval Process.

Transfer credit database

Review transfer and transient credit database in Argos.


Note: This may not work for all users and/or browsers. If you cannot access the Argos report, see the exported .csv below.

Review the transfer and transient credit database in an exported Excel file. 

Additional questions

If you have additional questions regarding transfer and/or transient credit, please email transfercredit@mail.wvu.edu