Students must be admitted to West Virginia University to become students in the Bachelor
of Science in Child Development and Family Studies Program. Direct admission to
the CDFS program requires incoming freshmen students to have a cumulative high
school GPA of 2.5 to be admitted to the program.
Transfer students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 to be accepted into the Bachelor
of Science in CDFS program.
Students transferring from other institutions must apply in advance with the
WVU Office of Admissions
(304-293-2121) to determine which courses
taken at other institutions will be given full credit at WVU.
Students transferring from within the institution, must take their records to Anita
Garten in CEHS Student Advising
, (506A Allen Hall, 304-293-2137) for assessment.
Students - CEHS
Students who wish to major in CDFS, but who do not meet the
current admissions requirements may enroll in Pre-CDFS within CEHS.
Specifically, students with who have earned 0-59 credit hours and have a 2.25
GPA can enroll in Pre-CDFS in CEHS. Students in the Pre-CDFS in CEHS major will
be advised in by Anita Garten and she can be reached at Anita.Garten@mail.wvu.edu. Pre-CDFS students will also need to meet additional
requirements, depending on the CDFS Option in which they intend to enroll. These are outlined
in the CDFS Handbook.