Transfer Students

WVU Non-Nursing Students

WVU students currently enrolled in another degree program who are interested in applying/transferring to the nursing program should contact Phillip Engelkemier for more information:

External Transfer Students

If you are a student currently attending another college/university and you are interested in the nursing program at West Virginia University, review the information on the WVU Undergraduate Admissions website.

The application period for the upcoming Fall term, and Spring term (Morgantown campus only) opens on December 1 and closes on March 15. Official college transcripts from each college or university attended must be sent directly from the institution to the WVU Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 6009, Morgantown WV 26506 or via an online, secure service such as eScrip-Safe, National Student Clearinghouse, or Parchment to Please note, if you are a current or former WVU student, you do not need to have transcripts sent from the Morgantown, Beckley, or Keyser campuses. All transcripts must be received no later than May 1.

Nursing Transfer Students

College students currently enrolled in a nationally accredited nursing program at a regionally accredited college or university may request transfer of previously completed nursing courses to WVU School of Nursing BSN program using the steps below.

Three Campuses. One Choice. One Application.

The BSN program is available on three campuses:  Morgantown, Beckley, and Potomac State and we've made it easy to apply to the campus of your choice.  Simply submit one application per term for the BSN program and your one campus preference. (Submitting multiple applications for the same term to different campuses may cause a processing delay in your application.)


  • Space available in class.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on all college work attempted.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on all nursing course work attempted.
  • All nursing and prerequisite non-nursing courses must have been passed with a grade of  “C” or higher. Students who are completing certain prerequisite courses may be offered admission; however, the offer will be rescinded if the courses are not completed prior to the first day of classes.
  • Statement of good standing from program in which currently enrolled.
  • Send syllabi of previously completed nursing courses for review to determine whether courses are transferrable. Syllabi may be sent electronically to Dr. Brad Phillips at us/1731722780591226895?s=

In programs with limited capacity and competitive admissions, the most qualified students are selected among those that meet the minimum requirements. Students who want to appeal the Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions Committee decision as unfair, arbitrary, or capricious may contact the Director of Admissions and Enrollment for the School of Nursing. The request will be forwarded to the committee for consideration, and the student will receive detailed information regarding the formal appeal process.

Contact info for Director of Admissions and Enrollment:


To be considered, applicants will be required to meet all WVU admission requirements in addition to program-specific admission criteria.

Note: Any student who has been dismissed from the West Virginia University School of Nursing or any other nursing program will not be readmitted or considered for admission to the program.

Admission Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about admission.