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Admissions Requirements



We welcome 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 30 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


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.

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 of at least 164 on the GED test.

  • 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.

Or, checkout the Admission With Support requirements!


Equal Opportunity   

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. 

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