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Undergraduate Transfer Students

Admission to the University of Wyoming




When you’re considering transferring to the University of Wyoming, it’s a big step. Will my credits transfer? Where will I live? These are the questions, and more, that our team the Transfer Success Center is eager to answer. They’re committed to helping you from the time you apply to UW to when you arrive at campus.

Get started with our pre-transfer credit evaluation which will help give you a starting point to discuss your options and determine your next steps.

Why The University of Wyoming?



We're #1 on the list of 20 states where college is worth the cost.



52% of UW undergrads have graduated with no student loan debt.



Our average 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio gives students individualized attention.



Study abroad at over 400 domestic and international locations.



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Over 80 Programs & Majors to Choose From

Our undergraduate degrees are designed to give students close interaction with faculty in our incredible facilities, and even outside in the vast open spaces of Wyoming. Many programs also have options to study abroad and conduct undergraduate research!










 Pre-Credit Transfer Evaluation

The Transfer Success Center assists students with their pre-transfer credit evaluation, which is an essential step in helping you understand what previous course credit can be eligible for review by our Registrar once you apply.




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The Transfer Experience

Each student’s experience is unique at the University of Wyoming. We know our transfer students tend to succeed the best when they can be connected with other peers off the bat. That’s why we have a designated group of Transfer Peer Mentors who can help our incoming transfer students make connections across the university.

Getting Ready to Apply

The University of Wyoming strives to make obtaining your degree affordable and accessible. That’s why our undergraduate admission is on a “rolling basis”, meaning you can apply at any time for the upcoming semester. This timeline will help you to start thinking about everything you need to prepare as you get ready to apply. And as always, we’re here to help if you have any questions!

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Step 1


Using unofficial transcripts, we will conduct a pre-transfer evaluation of the course credits you have already earned. This will help you evaluate what credits could transfer to UW, but note that an official evaluation will be completed upon your admittance to UW by our registrar’s office using your official transcripts.




Step 2


Prior to your first undergraduate experience, you likely filled out a FAFSA application. If your financial situation has changed since then, be sure to complete a new one as this helps you become eligible for financial aid opportunities from UW, and is a critical step in ensuring you are finding the most affordable path to college. Once you’re admitted, you’re also conditionally awarded any financial commitments from UW!






Step 3


You can apply online or through the Common Application if you're also applying to other schools. There is a low $40 non-refundable application fee to apply and it takes about 10 minutes.


Step 4


Have your official transcripts sent directly from your current college’s registrar office to us.

Physical transcripts can be sent to:
UW Admissions
1000 E. University Ave
Dept. 3435
Laramie, WY 82071
Electronic transcripts can be sent through an electronic transcript service to:

Admission Requirements

Be sure to check the requirements that are needed for scholarships, awards and other financial assistance opportunities. Remember, transfer students who have obtained at least 12 post-high school transfer credits are eligible for UW's transfer commitments!



2.0 GPA score
A cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale.)


12 credits
12 transferable credit hours.


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If less than 12 credit hours, a high school transcript is required (ACT or SAT required if under 21.)


More Resources



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Start at a Community College

Students who decide to begin education at a community college can pursue their four-year degree with our 2+2 degree plans to help ease the process of coursework transfers from other colleges, including Wyoming’s seven community colleges.

The first step in your transition to UW is to connect with our Transfer Success Center so we can help you begin the process.









Find an Admissions Counselor

UW is located in beautiful Laramie — the heart of the Mountain West. You can set up one-on-one appointments to ask questions and learn more about UW!




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Visit Campus Three Ways

Transferring to a new college is a huge decision and we want to make sure you are feeling confident about your choice. UW offers future students several visit opportunities including in-person visits, a virtual tour and sessions so you can see our beautiful campus.




Equal Opportunity Admission Statement

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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Contact Us

UW Office of Admissions

Knight Hall 150
1000 E. University Avenue, Department 3435
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5160
Toll-Free: (800) 342-5996