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Degrees from the College of Information Technology incorporate up to seven respected industry certifications. Below are admissions requirements specific to College of Information Technology programs that are in addition to WGU’s general admissions requirements.
We require these prerequisites because our research has determined that students entering these programs need to have demonstrated strong IT abilities in order to handle the rigors of a difficult IT curriculum.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Applicants must also submit a resume showing at least three years of significant professional experience.
Below is the list of steps and their respective deadlines required for enrollment into an online IT degree program. Click here for a printer-friendly version of the IT enrollment checklist. Please note that at the present time, WGU is accepting applications only from individuals living in the United States and select geographical areas of Canada.
You may apply for admission at any time. The application fee is $65. You can pay online using a credit card or electronic debit or by mailing a check or money order. You must pay the application fee for your application to be fully processed.
Transcripts of your prior college experience are required if you are seeking transfer credit or if you are looking to enroll into a graduate program. You should submit official copies of your transcripts by the 1st of the month prior to your intended start date for evaluation (or confirmation of receipt of a bachelor’s degree).
Please make arrangements for the official copies to be sent to:
Western Governors University
ATTN: Transcripts Department
4001 South 700 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107-2533
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The WGU Readiness Assessment is a multi-part online test designed to determine your likelihood of success at WGU. This assessment is not required for admission to graduate degree programs or for applicants who possess a bachelor's degree or one of the IT certifications that WGU recognizes for competency credit. (See more about transferrable IT certifications.) Your Enrollment Counselor can answer questions regarding this assessment.
If you intend to use federal financial aid to cover your tuition expenses, you will need to complete WGU’s financial aid application process and be certified as eligible to receive aid no later than the 22nd of the month prior to your intended start date. An Enrollment Counselor can answer any questions you may have about the financial aid process.
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The Intake Interview is a 20- to 30-minute phone-based interview that finalizes your enrollment and officially sets your program start date. This call is conducted by your Enrollment Counselor to ensure that you’ve developed accurate and appropriate expectations of WGU and of your program. This step must be completed by the enrollment deadline (generally the 15th of the month prior to your start date).
Tuition payment arrangements must be made by the 22nd of the month prior to your start date.
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