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The Brown and Gold Commitment

Non-Resident Students


This information is for the academic year 2021-22.

International students should visit the international Brown & Gold Commitment page.


Important Note for Students

Fall 2021 test optional: New first-year students will be reviewed using the test optional dollar amount; students who submit ACT/SAT test scores will be evaluated to determine if both unweighted GPA and test scores make them eligible for a possible higher tier.

The University of Wyoming is committed to the success of students from outside Wyoming. That's why we're proud to introduce the Brown and Gold Commitment, a financial pledge to benefit incoming non-resident first-year students beginning college in fall 2021.

Our financial commitment to you depends upon your ACT/SAT scores and unweighted high school GPA, and has four levels: 150% of Resident Tuition (approximately $11,565), $7,000, $4,000, or $2,000.

This commitment is a merit-based financial pledge determined by student unweighted GPA and ACT/SAT test scores. It is offered as a placeholder and will be funded with individual scholarships that are made possible through the generosity of Foundation donors and/or other institutional aid. Funding of this commitment is contingent on completion of the general application and any applicable recommended applications within WyoScholarships.


Note: All UW financial awards are subject to available funding, and are only available for eligible admits who begin in the fall semester. 


Brown and Gold Commitment grid
 
pdf icon 2021-22 Brown and Gold Commitment Grid


To be considered for the Brown and Gold Commitment, students must be admitted to UW and confirmed by May 1st, 11:59 pm MDT:

  • Apply for admission and submit the non-refundable $40 admission application fee

  • Submit official high school transcripts

  • New first-year students will be reviewed using the test optional dollar amount; students who submit ACT/SAT test scores will be evaluated to determine if both unweighted GPA and test scores make them eligible for a possible higher tier

  • Be admitted to UW and confirmed by May 1st, 11:59 pm MDT

A student's commitment may go up based on resubmission of high school transcripts and/or ACT/SAT test scores until May 1st, 11:59 pm MDT.

Initial Eligibility and Scholarship Compliance

  • The Brown and Gold Commitment is only available to first-time, entering non-resident freshmen seeking their first bachelor's degree.

  • This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters (4 academic years) or up to the first bachelor's degree whichever comes first.

  • Students must maintain full-time continuous enrollment in Laramie campus courses (12 semester hours) during the Fall and Spring semesters each year but is not available to use during the Summer semester.

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative UW GPA (evaluated at the end of each Spring semester).

  • Details regarding the requirements to receive and renew the Brown and Gold Commitment will be included in the award Terms & Conditions.

 


 





The Brown and Gold Commitment and GED Applicants

The Brown and Gold Commitment provides one of four amounts annually for non-resident freshmen based on their overall GED score and composite ACT/SAT score (see grid to the right). This is for students that have taken the GED after 2014. The same considerations and eligibility requirements described above apply.

This image contains ranges of SAT and ACT Scores aligned with GED Scores and the Brown and Gold Commitment levels available per group.  Please call 800-342-5996 for more information.

 


 

This image contains ranges of SAT and ACT Scores aligned and the Brown and Gold Commitment levels available per group.  Please call 800-342-5996 for more information.





The Brown and Gold Commitment and Home Schooled Applicants

The Brown and Gold Commitment provides one of four amounts annually for non-resident home schooled freshmen without a GPA based on their composite ACT/SAT score (see grid to the left). If they have a GPA, the scholarship would be awarded based on the first grid above. The same considerations and eligibility requirements described above apply.

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Email: admissions@uwyo.edu

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