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    How to Transfer to the University of Wyoming

    October 05, 2016


    Transferring to the University of Wyoming can be an intimidating process. Fortunately, UW has taken measures to make this process as easy as possible. This road map will give you helpful information on making your transfer process as streamlined and successful as possible.


    1. First and foremost you want to verify if UW is affordable for you. In-state tuition is currently $1,860 a semester, $7,440 for out of state students per semester, excluding fees, room and board and other living expenses. Fortunately, the university offers numerous scholarships to substantially lower this cost, including Hathaway and the John W. Hoyt scholarships and many more competitive ones.

    2. UW has a series of student visit programs to get you on campus and discover what it is like. In the fall, these happen during the months of October, November and December. One of the most popular is UW Discovery Days, which gives prospective students the opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, campus organizations, academic programs and other resources for UW students. If you prefer, you can always schedule an individual visit through the daily drop-in tours.

    3. If you have your heart set on attending UW, then it’s time to apply and, hopefully, be accepted. To do this, visit the UW application page and click “Apply for Admission,” then enter your UW login information. If you don’t have this information, click the “New User” text, and it will help you get started. If you are having any difficulty with the admission process, look at this helpful PDF guide, which will help you get through the process. You can also contact the admissions office at

    4. A key part of the transfer process is getting the credits from your previous institution successfully transferred and counted towards your University of Wyoming degree. The Transfer Equivalency Self-Service page will help you see your standing at the university, and you can also look at the WY Transfer Catalog to see how other courses match up from schools across the country. If you are attending a Wyoming community college , you can also take part in Wyoming Transfer Advance, a new program that makes it easier than ever to transfer with your completed associate’s degree. A new program coming soon to Wyoming community college is the 2+2 Degree Plans which will make it easier than ever for your completed associate’s degree to count towards your UW bachelor’s.

    5. If you have been admitted to UW, it’s time to take the final steps of the process, which can be found on your WyoWeb account. This part includes choosing to get student medical insurance, accepting any financial aid offers, finalizing your class schedule and acknowledging the academic responsibility required of being a UW student. This part is very simple and shouldn’t take much time to complete, but the sooner you get it done the sooner you can begin your UW education.

    6. All this being said, if you are not feeling ready to continue your education, you can choose the deferment option and delay your university education a year. You will still be an accepted student for your deferred academic year, but beyond that you will have to reapply. As long as you complete the deferment form before the first day of classes, you will be allowed to hold off on your academic progression. Some conditions do apply, all of which can be found on the deferment page.

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    If you need further assistance transferring to UW, visit the Transfer Resources page or contact Transfer Relations Director Patrice Noel at and Assistant Director Angela DeWolf King at