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:
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.
Applicants whose scores fall below a 2.0 must submit an essay (at least one page in length, single spaced) containing the following information:
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:
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.
Learn more about transferring as an international student.
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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.