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Graduate Admission Requirements

I. Graduate Applicants

Prospective students are encouraged to consult with their respective academic departments regarding the admission process before making a formal UW application.

Applicants must submit the UW graduate application and the nonrefundable application fee. One set of official transcripts must be sent directly to the UW Admissions Office from each previous collegiate institution.

Domestic applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution. All applicants should have at least a 3.000 cumulative GPA (scale of 4.000).

Some graduate programs may require standardized examination scores for admission.

Applicants whose department requires the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must request official scores be sent to the Admissions Office directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Our institution code with ETS is 4855.

Some departments may require scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), rather than the GRE.

Letters of recommendation may also be required by some departments. Please see the academic department or program entries elsewhere in the Catalog for details about admission requirements.

Graduate applicants should contact the respective academic departments for questions concerning application status, degree program requirements, deadlines, and supplemental application materials they may require.

A. Admission Status Categories

Advanced-degree applicants may be admitted to the University of Wyoming in one of the following categories:

  1. Admitted Graduate Student signifies the applicant has been accepted by the university and by a major department to work toward an advanced degree.
  2. Conditional admission of a Graduate Student signifies the applicant did not meet the formal admission requirements but has sufficient potential that the university and the major department are convinced that the student will be successful as an advanced-degree candidate. Conditions are usually placed on such students in the form of performance criteria for the first one or two semesters. If the conditions of admission are not met within first two semesters, the student may be denied admission to the university graduate program and the degree program. At minimum, conditionally admitted graduate students must maintain a 3.000 GPA through their first semester. Failure to do so will result in revocation of admission. More restrictive conditions may be defined by the department.

Students admitted with graduate standing may elect to take any undergraduate or graduate courses for which they are prepared, subject to restrictions as outlined in the University Catalog. However, tuition will be assessed at the graduate level for all courses taken with graduate status. Admission to graduate study does not automatically make a student a candidate for an advanced degree.

Note: Students working toward a second bachelor’s degree are not considered graduate students and are subject to all undergraduate regulations.




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