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College of Business Admissions Requirements

Admission to our Online Business Degree Programs

Degrees from the College of Business emphasize mastery of the skills and knowledge that are essential for continued advancement. Below are admissions requirements specific to College of Business programs that are in addition to WGU’s general admissions requirements.

Special requirements for select programs:

To be considered for this program, applicants must:

  • Submit a transcript verifying receipt of your bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a recognized, accredited institution.

NOTE: You do not need to take the GRE or GMAT to be admitted to these programs. Learn why we don't require these tests.

To be considered for this program, applicants must:

  • Submit a transcript verifying receipt of your bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited institution.
  • Demonstrate accounting experience through at least one of the following methods:
  1. A bachelor's degree in accounting 
  2. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license

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Steps and deadlines for enrollment in a College of Business program:

Below is the list of steps and their respective deadlines required for enrollment in an online business degree program. Please note that at the present time, WGU is accepting applications only from individuals living in the United States.

The exceptions are U.S. active-duty military personnel and their families at overseas installations and individuals living in Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

International Applicants
Unfortunately, we have discovered we cannot always guarantee that the educational experience for students living outside the United States will meet our high standards for quality and convenience. It is our expectation that these problems will be solved in future years. An Enrollment Counselor has more information about which areas are eligible to submit applications.

1. Apply for admission and pay the application fee.

You may apply for admission at any time once you’re ready. The application fee is $65. You can pay online using a credit card or by mailing a check or money order. You must pay the application fee before your application will be processed.

2. Send in your official transcripts.

Transcripts of your prior college experience are required if you are seeking transfer credit, confirmation of sufficient background (for master’s licensure programs), or if you are looking to enroll into a graduate program.

Official copies of your transcripts must arrive by the 5th of the month prior to your intended start date for evaluation. For any MAT program, the applicant must have completed all the major-specific content.

Submit by mail or email:

Western Governors University
ATTN: Transcripts Department
4001 South 700 East, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84107-2533

transcriptinfo@wgu.edu

3. Complete the financial aid application process.

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.

4. Complete your intake interview.

The Intake Interview is a 20- to 30-minute telephone interview that finalizes your enrollment and officially sets your program start date. This call is conducted by your Enrollment Counselor to ensure that you have 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).

5. Make tuition payment arrangements.

Tuition payment arrangements must be made by the 22nd of the month prior to your start date. 

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