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Admission Requirements & Steps

First-Year Undergraduate Students




The University of Wyoming strives to provide accessible and affordable education to its students. Our admission is on a “rolling basis”, meaning you can apply anytime leading up to the next available semester start date. Please note that prospective international students must meet separate requirements. If you’re a transfer student, be sure to check out these admission details.


Here's what you need to get started:


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There is a non-refundable $40 application fee when you apply.


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Your official high school transcript. Here’s where to send them.


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ACT/SAT test scores are still optional but can help you earn more financial assistance.


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If you’ve earned college credit or courses, we'll need that info when you apply too.


Still have questions?

We’re here to help! Contact the UW Office of Admissions at (307) 766-5160 or



Steps to Apply

Step 1


Complete an online application for admission early in your senior year of high school. This will ensure that you are eligible for as many scholarship opportunities as possible and that you will receive other admission information in a timely manner. There is a $40 non-refundable application fee when you apply.

You may also apply to the University of Wyoming using the Common Application
if you are applying to other Common App Member Schools.


Step 2


Have your official high school and/or college transcripts sent to UW Admissions.
Your transcripts must be sent directly from your school.
UW Admissions will provisionally admit students based on a six-semester transcript.
Official transcripts should be sent to:

UW Admissions
1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 3435
Laramie, WY 82071



Step 3


Test scores are not currently required for undergraduate admission decisions to the University of Wyoming, however, they can help you with securing your highest potential dollar amount for our financial commitments. These financial awards are provisionally awarded to you when you’re admitted, so we highly recommend you submit them with your application materials. You can enter these codes when submitting your scores to schools.

UW's ACT code: 5006

UW's SAT code: 4855


Step 4


If you've taken Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject tests, please have an official copy of your scores sent directly to the UW Admissions Office from the testing agency.

For more information about college credit for AP, IB, or CLEP exams, visit Credit Available to Undergraduate Students, or call the UW Office of the Registrar at (307) 766-5272 and ask to speak with a credentials analyst.





Admission Requirements



We welcome all first-time students to apply and will consider each student based on their individual academic achievement. Be sure to check the requirements that are needed for scholarships, awards and other financial assistance opportunities!

NOTE: Test scores are not currently required for admission, but can impact your financial aid awards.



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A cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.00-4.00 (on a 4.0 scale) for assured admission.


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A cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 2.50-2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) is admitted with support
. Learn more.


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High School Success Curriculum


The following high school success curriculum is required for first-year students to be considered for admission to the University of Wyoming.


4 Year English
4 Years Math
4 Years Science



4 Years Social Science
4 Years Additional Coursework



MATH REQUIREMENTS: To include a college preparatory Algebra I, Algebra II, and geometry sequence.

SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS: One year must be from the physical sciences: physics, chemistry, or a college preparatory physical science course. The remaining years may be a combination of biological, life, physical, or earth/space science courses.

ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK REQUIREMENTS: Students must take four years of additional coursework from any of the following subject areas: Foreign Language, Fine and Performing Arts, or Career-Vocational Education. Two years must be sequenced in the same discipline.


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Home School Student Admission Qualifications

We welcome our qualified home school students to apply to UW! Home school students must meet the same requirements as other high school graduates. The home school instructor should complete the Home School Credit Evaluation form and send it to the following:

UW Admissions
1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 3435
Laramie, WY 82071





General Education Development (GED) Credentials

Students who have earned their GED are encouraged to apply!


Applicants must have an average/overall score of at least 164 on the GED test.

Applicants less than 21 years old must submit ACT or SAT results to the UW Admissions Office.

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age or your high school class must have graduated.

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Equal Opportunity Admission Statement

Persons seeking admission, employment, or access to programs of the University of Wyoming shall be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or political belief.



We're Eager to Help


Contact Us

UW Office of Admissions

Knight Hall 150
1000 E. University Avenue, Department 3435
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5160
Toll-Free: (800) 342-5996