Transition Academic FAQ

Transition Plan – Frequently Asked Questions

I joined WVU Tech as a freshman in Fall 2012 and have 15 credits to complete after the Spring 2016 semester. Can I complete my degree in Montgomery?

You will have two semesters—Fall 2016 and Spring 2017—to complete your credits, and so it is likely that you may be able to complete all your degree requirements in Montgomery. It is important that you talk to your advisor soon about scheduling and about your graduation audit.

Should I continue with the GEC (General Education Curriculum) or change to the new catalog in Fall 2016, and follow the GEF (General Education Foundations)?

In many cases the GEF will provide you with more flexibility to graduate and the new catalog may allow you to graduate with fewer credits if you have not yet completed the whole GEC requirement. Visit your advisor and complete a side-by-side comparison of the old and new pattern sheets for your degree to see which facilitates your graduation more readily.

Note that if you elect to adopt the new catalog, you must adopt it in its entirety. You may not mix rules from new and old catalogs.

I joined WVU Tech in Fall 2015 with only three early enrollment credits. Where will I complete my degree at WVU Tech?

You will most likely complete your degree in Beckley. You can continue to study in Montgomery through Spring 2017 and take classes in Beckley from Fall 2017 onward. However, we will not exclude you from taking any classes in Beckley in Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 if they offer benefit to your degree completion.

Will I be able to move early to Beckley to study for my engineering degree?

Generally the answer is “no.” Although GEF and entry level science courses will be taught in Beckley in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, no core engineering courses will be taught in those semesters in Beckley, and some math courses needed for engineering will not be taught. You should remain in Montgomery through Spring 2017, after which the full complement of engineering courses will be offered in Beckley.

Who will advise new students who enroll in courses at Beckley for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017?

All new students enrolling in classes in Beckley for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 will be advised by Student Success Center Advisors.