Academic certificates at the undergraduate level may only be awarded simultaneously with a baccalaureate degree. Academic certificates at the graduate and professional levels may be awarded either simultaneously with a graduate or professional degree or independently of any degree program. Completion of an academic certificate will be noted on students’ transcripts.
Certificate programs may require admission to the certificate program prior to enrollment in specified certificate courses. Students must be admitted to the certificate program in order to be awarded the certificate.
Students who complete a WVU graduate certificate prior to enrolling in a degree program may apply up to 12 credit hours to the degree program. No more than 6 credits earned from a different institution or applied to both a certificate and a degree can be used to meet certificate requirements. Applicability of credits earned from a different institution to certificate requirements is the decision of the program offering the certificate.