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Transfer Credit

General Transfer Credit Information

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

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 evaluate d 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.  

The WVU Office of the Registrar is able to determine certain equivalencies at the 100/1000 (freshman) and 200/2000 (sophomore) level. If you have 5 or more courses at or below the 200/2000 level, please utilize the following spreadsheet and email the list for an initial review. You will be notified of our findings, and if further review through TERR is necessary.

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.  
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.
NOEQ 100
Utilized to designate coursework that has not yet been evaluated for possible equivalency.
NOEQ 100
Utilized to represent coursework taken in transient, that requires an approved transient form to be articulated.
Awarded to Advanced Placement exam scores that do not have an approved equivalent. May satisfy General Education requirements.
Awarded to International Baccalaureate exam scores that do not have an approved equivalent.  May satisfy General Education requirements.
Awarded to College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam scores that do not have an approved equivalent. May satisfy General Education requirements.

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 Questio ns

If you have additional questions regarding transfer and/or transient credit, please email