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First-Year Admissions Requirements


The University of Wyoming welcomes all students to apply and will consider each student based on their individual academic achievement. Be sure and submit your application and one-time nonrefundable $40 application fee, official high school transcripts sent directly from your school, and official ACT or SAT test scores for admission consideration.

If you're a high school senior or graduate and new first-year student, or have fewer than 12 transferable semester college credit hours, you'll need:



  • A cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • A minimum composite ACT score of 21 or SAT* score of 1060

  • Completion of the success curriculum while attending high school

High School Success Curriculum

  • 4 years English

  • 4 years Math
    To include a college preparatory Algebra I, Algebra II, and geometry sequence.

  • 4 years Science
    One year must be from the physical sciences: physics, chemistry, or a college preparatory physical science course. Remaining years may be a combination of biological, life, physical, or earth/space science courses.

  • 3 years Social Science

  • 4 years of Additional Coursework*
    *Students must also complete four years of FOREIGN LANGUAGE courses (one of which must be taken in grades 9-12), -or- FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS courses, -or- CAREER-VOCATIONAL EDUCATION courses, -or- some combination of those 3 disciplines. 2 years must be sequenced in the same discipline.



Admission with support is available to you if you are a high school senior or graduate and satisfy the following:

  1. Submitted official ACT or SAT test scores

  2. A cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of either of the following:

    • 2.5 - 2.99 and a minimum composite ACT score of 17 or SAT* score of 920

    • 2.25 - 2.49 and a minimum composite ACT score of 20 or SAT* score of 1030

  3. Completion of the success curriculum with no more than two deficiencies. Both deficiencies cannot occur in the same curriculum category.

To foster academic success, students admitted with support participate in UW's nationally recognized Bridge program or other academic transition programs.

  • Be admitted and registered in the Bridge Program by July 15th before the fall classes begin

  • For students that do not make the deadline, we encourage you to start at a community college and transfer to UW after you have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours and earned a 2.0 or higher transfer gpa, or earned an associate’s degree.

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UW welcomes qualified home school students!

  • 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 Admissions Office.

UW welcomes students with General Education Development (GED) credentials!

  • Applicants must have an average/overall score between 157-163 on the GED test to be admitted with support.

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

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

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