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The Cowboy Transfer Commitment

Transfer Students

This information is for the academic year 2021-22.

The University of Wyoming wants transfer students from the Cowboy State to know that finalizing your four year degree is within reach. We are proud to introduce the Cowboy Transfer Commitment, a financial pledge that benefits incoming resident students who transfer to the University of Wyoming from one of the seven Wyoming community colleges. It is awarded to the incoming transfer student population, effective fall 2021:

  • Residents with 75 transfer hours or less

  • Transfer students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and an associate's degree, with 75 or less transfer hours.

All funding for the 2020-21 Academic Year has been allocated.

Note: All UW financial awards are subject to available funding, and are only available for eligible admits.



*GPA calculated using grades earned in credits taken at previous institution

Cannot be combined with the Western Undergraduate Exchange.

To be considered for the Cowboy Transfer Commitment, the UW Admissions Office must have the following:

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

  • UW Transfer Opportunities application within WyoScholarships, the University of Wyoming’s scholarship system

  • Official college transcripts

  • Proof of associate's degree  (reflected on transcript)

  • Students are provisionally awarded the Cowboy Transfer Commitment by the UW Admissions Office shortly after being admitted. Final awards are determined upon receipt of all final academic records.

Students selected to receive the Cowboy Transfer Commitment must confirm their enrollment at UW by August 1, 11:59 p.m. MDT, for students beginning in the fall semester. For students beginning in the spring semester, the deadline to confirm their enrollment is December 1, 11:59 p.m. MDT.

Initial Eligibility and Scholarship Compliance

  • The Cowboy Transfer Commitment is only available to first-time, entering resident transfer students seeking their first bachelor's degree whom have earned an associate's degree and have a minimum of a 3.0 transfer GPA.

  • This scholarship provides support for up to 4 semesters (2 academic years) or up to the first bachelor's degree whichever comes first.

  • Students must maintain full-time continuous enrollment (12 semester hours) during the fall and spring semesters each year but is not available for 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 Cowboy Transfer Commitment will be included in the award Terms & Conditions.


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