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Transfer Credit

Transfer credit refers to any coursework not taken at West Virginia University. It may take several forms, including Transient credit, Study Abroad credit, or Advanced Placement exams. 

Please use this and subsequent pages as a reference for all transfer credit related questions. Any unanswered questions may be directed to transfercredit@mail.wvu.edu

Policies governing transfer credit can be found in the WVU catalog.
Transfer Credit Database

To identify how evaluated coursework transfers to WVU, please reference the transfer credit database (downloading and installing the launcher is required)

If you are having difficulties opening the database, you may access the established equivalencies in the following Excel spreadsheet.

Institutions and courses that are not found within the database simply have not been evaluated at this point. Coursework may be evaluated using WVU's Transfer Equivalency Review Request (TERR) system.

Requesting Coursework to be Evaluated

Courses may be evaluated and added to the WVU Transfer Credit Database by utilizing the Transfer Equivalency Review Request (TERR) system. In most cases, the review process takes 5 to 10 business days. 

Please review the requirements for submitting a request as incomplete requests will cause a delay in evaluation. 

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

Transient Credit

Transient coursework is any coursework taken by a currently enrolled WVU student at another institution. Please utilize the following page in order to properly request to take coursework in transient.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad refers to coursework taken at an international institution as part of an approved program through the Office of Global Affairs. Please utilize the following page in order to properly request to take courses via Study Abroad.

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement refers to coursework earned via sufficient scoring on various exam, typically taken while in high school. These include:
  • Advanced Placement Exams (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate Exams (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Please use the following page in order to properly submit and/or request the articulation of Advanced Placement coursework.

Additional Questions

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