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COVID Return Plan & Transfer Policies

University of Wyoming Official Page for COVID-19 Communication

The university is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for every UW community member. Please visit our official landing page for university-wide updates, announcement, and a detailed Fall 2020 Road Map.


Fall 2020 Return Plan


CARES and Trailblazer College Grants

The State of Wyoming and the University of Wyoming UW have created two grant programs to help students and families affected by COVID-19. Students can receive up to $3,250 in financial aid for the fall semester at UW. These grants are provided to ease some of the economic burden faced by so many, and they will help thousands of UW students make progress toward their educational goals. These funds are not required to be paid back by students! 

Trailblazer Adult Education Grant Program


There are two options available:

The CARES Wyoming College Grant Program:

New and current students attending UW in the Fall 2020 semester (undergraduates and graduate students)


  • US Citizen

  • Been affected by COVID-19 financially  (just answer a few simple questions)

  • If Non-Wyoming resident, you must be enrolled in 1 face-to-face course

The Trailblazer Adult Education Grant Program:

Adults from 25-64 years old, particularly those who are work and/or going to school part-time


  • 25-64 years old 

  • US Citizen

  • Wyoming Resident


These grants operate like scholarships, however, they are designed to be the 'last dollar' that you would need. If you apply and are awarded, the amount you receive will be awarded after other financial aid (up to the total cost of attendance). Students should apply now and awarding will take place after the census date in early September.

Transfer-Specific Policies During the COVID-19 Reponse

In response to common transfer student questions and concerns, the university has adopted policies to specifically support transfer students during this unprecedented time. Please review the links below as appropriate. If you have questions about these policies or other unique situations, please reach out to us at


  • Students Taking Classes at Other Institutions

    Given our campus closure in the spring semester, as well as the move to virtual learning for many summer/fall classes, some students have inquired about taking courses at other institutions in order to expedite the completion of their UW degree. As a general rule, UW is a transfer-friendly institution and will accept credit from other institutions, even after a student has already begun their UW degree program. With that said, students should check with their advisor and our transfer evaluation tools to make sure the courses taken at other institutions will, in fact, meet degree requirements at UW. To facilitate this discussion, we have a form from our Office of the Registrar to identify courses which a student might wish to take at another institution AND how those courses will transfer. A student should discuss external transfer courses with their UW advisor to ensure the classes will fully meet their UW degree requirements.

    Transfer Evaluation Form (for use with UW advisor when planning to take a non-UW course)

Contact Us

Transfer Student Success

Tomé Student Admissions Center

Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center

222 South 22nd Street

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-5400


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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