• Transfer Students

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    General Transfer Admission Requirements

    Applicants who have earned 12 or more college-level credits (generally, courses numbered 100 and above) at another institution, have a minimum 2.0 grade point average (on a 4.0-point scale) and are in good standing at the institution last attended must submit the following documentation for consideration by Admissions staff:

    • Completed online or paper Undergraduate Application for Admission;
    • $25 application fee or application fee waiver;
    • Unofficial transcripts at time of admissions and then Official transcript from EACH university or college previously attended by the start of the second semester;
    • Transfer Clearance Form from most recent school attended (the Office of Admissions will advise applicants if they qualify to complete the form);
    • Students who do not submit all required transcripts by the requested date will not be able to receive financial aid until all college transcripts are received; and do not submit all required transcripts by the requested date will not be able to receive financial aid until all college transcripts are received; and
    • Applicants who have earned fewer than 12 college level credits must also submit high school and college transcripts.

    Helpful Information

    Prospective transfer students may send their college transcripts at any time during their current college enrollment for transcript evaluation by the University of Charleston. Applicants who are accepted at the University of Charleston must submit a final official transcript to the Office of Admissions before the start of the second semester of enrollment. The Transfer Clearance Form is strongly recommended prior to enrollment but must be submitted prior to the start of second semester of enrollment. The Transfer Clearance Form is strongly recommended prior to enrollment but must be submitted prior to the start of second semester of enrollment.

    Transfer applicants who have been granted general admission will have the opportunity to review the evaluation of his or her transcript after review by the Regional Records staff. Only non-remedial courses earned from a regionally accredited college or university will be considered for transfer. See Evaluation of Transfer Equivalency Policy Section. More information on the policies for evaluation of transfer credits and specific Articulation Agreements can be found on the Student Right-to-know Information page. Only non-remedial courses earned from a regionally accredited college or university will be considered for transfer. Download the Evaluation of Transfer Equivalency Policy. More information on the policies for evaluation of transfer credits and specific Articulation Agreements can be found on the Student Right-to-know Information page.

    Only courses with earned grades of “C” or better will transfer unless a transfer agreement exists between the University of Charleston and another institution. No grades are recorded for courses accepted in transfer. A student’s grade point average at the University of Charleston will be based only upon credits earned at the University of Charleston.

    Contract Transfer Students

    Applicants whose scores fall below a 2.0 must submit an essay (at least one page in length, single spaced) containing the following information:

    • Explanation of low GPA;
    • Description of applicant’s college readiness and preparedness;
    • Career goals; and
    • Other items the applicant and admissions counselor deem relevant to their application.

    An applicant can choose to submit this essay at the time of application. However, the Office of Admissions will formally request it after receipt of all required materials necessary for review.  Additionally, the Office of Admissions may request an interview with the applicant. Neither the essay nor the interview guarantees admission. The Executive Vice-President & Chief Admissions and Marketing Officer will review contract transfer applications.

    Applicants who demonstrate the ability to be successful in a university environment may be offered admission into the Academic Success Academy.  As part of this program, students will participate in a curriculum specifically designed to develop foundational academic skills for success in college and will have an hour cap of 15 hours. This includes:

    • Meeting Academic Success Academy Advisors during SOAR/Orientation and periodically during the term to assess academic success and connect with resources;
    • Placement in Academic Success Academy courses (based on ACT/SAT sub-scores)
      • COMM 101 (Standalone)- Foundational College Writing
      • ASC 089- Academic Reading
      • ASC 091- Personal Academic Success
       

    Students in the Academic Success Academy must achieve a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and passing grades in all Academic Success Academy coursework to exit from the program. Students who cannot successfully complete the requirements/curriculum in three semesters may be considered for academic probation or dismissal.

    Transfer Equivalency for Liberal Learning Outcomes (LLOs)

    • Courses with a direct equivalency to a University of Charleston course carrying LLO designations will automatically receive LLO credit; and
    • Students must bring requests for non-equivalent courses to the appropriate LLO Roundtable for approval. The necessary form and a description of the process for submission of these requests are available in the Student Solutions Center.

    International Transfer Students

    Learn more about transferring as an international student.

    Transfer Equivalency Policies

    Learn more about UC's transfer equivalency policies.

    Fast Track Adult Learner

    Learn more about Fast Track Adult Learner admissions.

    The Office of Admissions reserves the right to deny general admission or request additional application materials for applicants whose scores fall below the stated minimums.