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Graduate Education

International Graduate Student Applicants

In addition to completing your academic program's requirements, all prospective international graduate students must:

1. Provide Official Academic Transcripts

Send official transcripts (mark sheets) from all post-secondary institutions to:

UW Admissions
1000 E University Ave Dept 3435
Laramie, WY 82071

A bachelor's degree from an accredited or recognized school is required. A cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 on previous coursework is required for full admission (3.25 for interdisciplinary program applicants). All transcripts must be official. In order for them to be considered as such, they must be sent directly from the school(s) attended, in a sealed envelope, to the Admissions office at UW.

If your institution does not issue translated official transcripts, we recommend you utilize the translation service provided through University Language Services or have your transcripts evaluated through a NACES affiliate.

A 3-year bachelor's degree from India will be accepted only if the degree is earned in Division I or II from an institution accredited by the NAAC with a grade of A. All other 3-year degrees will be regarded as equivalent to three years of undergraduate study.

Applicants earning a 3-year bachelor's from a school participating in the Bologna process will be reviewed for possible eligibility of graduate admission to master's programs at UW on an individual basis. Direct entry into a doctoral program, immediately following the completion of the 3-year bachelor's, will not be permitted. Some applicants may be requested to undergo a credentials evaluation from WES. The fee for this service will be the applicant's responsibility.


2. Provide Proof of Financial Support

Please complete the Confidential Financial Statement only if you are NOT receiving a full graduate assistantship from UW.  The Family Information Form is required if you are bringing family members (spouse and/or children) with you when you first travel to UW.


3. Provide Proof of English Proficiency

Send official TOEFL Scores to the Admissions office (school code is 4855; locate your departmental codes here).

A minimum score of 540 on the written exam, or 76 on the Internet-based test is required for full admission. We will also accept official IELTS scores. A minimum score of 6.0 is required for full admission.

The TOEFL is usually not required if you obtained a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution with English instruction within one year of becoming a graduate student at UW.

Additional Resources

Students Currently Studying at a U.S. Institution

International students currently studying in the U.S. must submit the International Student Advisor's Report to the Admissions office before an I-20 document can be issued.

Exams Available On Campus

The University Testing Center offers the GRE (Graduate Records Exam), GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test), and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exams. To register or get information, please call (307)766-2188 or register on-line HERE.

International Students With Teaching Responsibilities

All international students who will have a teaching assignment as part of their graduate assistantship, must successfully complete the English Proficiency Assessment Program. Your department should contact you about taking this test before assuming teaching duties. Failure to pass this program may result in the cancellation of the assistantship.  Departments may require students on assistantships having no teaching assignment to take and pass this program.

Other Steps

Check with your department of interest to be sure you have submitted any additional materials they might need as an international applicant.

If possible, please mail a copy of your passport to the Admissions office. This will assist in placing the correct information on your I-20.

Office of International Students and Scholars

Contact Us

Office of Graduate Education

Old Main 403

Phone: (307) 766-6478


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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