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Pokes Transfer Commitment


This information is for the Fall 2023/Spring 2024 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, awards listed are for the academic year and not by semester.


The University of Wyoming wants non-resident transfer students to know that finalizing their four-year degree is within reach. We are proud to offer the Pokes Transfer Commitment, a financial pledge that benefits incoming students who transfer to the University of Wyoming. This commitment is a merit-based financial pledge determined by a student's cumulative transfer GPA. 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 the completion of the general application and any applicable recommended applications within WyoScholarships.

Please note: All University of Wyoming financial awards are only available to eligible admits. The awards are subject to available funding and the approval of the UW Board of Trustees; they reserve the right to change said rates at any time.

What are the Minimum Requirements?

3.0+ Cumulative Transfer GPA


Available to first-time, entering transfer students seeking their first bachelor's degree.

GPA is calculated using grades earned in credits taken at previous institutions.

Transfer credits must be a minimum of 12 completed post-high school.

Cannot be combined with the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE).

Award Levels:


Pokes Transfer Commitment Award Levels
Cumulative Transfer GPA Annual Amount
3.00 - 3.30 $2,000
3.31 - 3.84 $4,000
3.85 - 4.00 $6,000


Next Steps

  • Application for admission and the non-refundable $40 admission application fee
  • Official college transcripts
  • Students selected to receive the Pokes Transfer Commitment must confirm their enrollment at UW:
    • For students beginning in the fall semester by August 1, 11:59 p.m. MDT
    • For students beginning in the spring semester by January 5, 11:59 p.m. MDT

Renewing Requirements

This Commitment is renewable for up to 6 semesters (3 academic years) or completion of first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative UW GPA (evaluated at the end of each Spring semester).
  • Students must maintain full-time continuous enrollment (a minimum of 12 semester hours), during the fall and spring semesters, with successful completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours each academic year.
  • Study abroad students must be in a 4001-level study abroad course, with tuition billed by the university for their commitment or scholarship to pay.
  • Eligibility for the Commitment will be reviewed at the end of every spring semester, therefore enrollment during summer session(s) following the spring review is not included. If the scholarship is lost, it cannot be reinstated even if the requirements are met at a later date.
  • Details regarding the requirements to receive and renew the Pokes Transfer Commitment are included in the award Terms & Conditions.

Other Non-Resident Transfer Awards

  • Nebraska Residents - you may qualify to receive the Nebraska Transfer Award.
  • WUE States - you may qualify to receive the WUE Transfer Award.
  • SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) Students - you will be awarded if you meet eligibility requirements.



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