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School of Technology Admission Requirements

Admission to our Online IT Degree Programs

Degree programs from WGU's School of Technology focus on providing the skills, knowledge, certifications, and credentials you need to be a successful IT pro. Below are admissions requirements specific to School of Technology programs that are in addition to WGU’s general admissions requirements.

Requirements for IT bachelor's degree programs:

Students must be able to use key Calculus principles, rules, and applications while in the B.S. Computer Science program. Students must meet the following admission requirements for admittance to this program:

1.    Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent.

2.    Demonstrate readiness through completion of one of the following:

  • Option 1: Submit transcripts documenting completion of college-level coursework with a minimum of 2.75 GPA or higher, AND successful and verifiable completion of a pre-calculus course from a WGU approved third-party provider with a grade “C” or better.
  • Option 2: A high school GPA of 3.0, or higher, AND a B grade, or better, in a high school honors, IB, or AP level advanced mathematics course.

If no previous Pre-Calculus course has been completed by the time of application, students can complete this course through WGU Academy, prior to matriculation. 

NOTE: You do not need to take the ACT or SAT to be admitted to this program. Learn why we don't require these tests.

To be considered for enrollment into this program, you must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent AND demonstrate program readiness through one of the following:

  • Option 1: Submit transcripts documenting completion of college-level coursework with a minimum of 2.75 GPA or higher. 
  • Option 2: Possess a bachelors or associate degree (A.A, A.S. or A.A.S. acceptable) from an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Option 3:Submit official record of completion of a transferable IT certification, some of which may provide transfer credit  into various programs.
  • Option 4: Submit high school transcripts with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Option 5: Submit transcripts documenting completion of previous IT coursework. IT coursework must be 300 level or higher.

NOTE: You do not need to take the ACT or SAT to be admitted to this program. Learn why we don't require these tests.

Certifications may transfer.

To make it easy, we list the certifications that may transfer as credit—by degree, offering the ability to compare if you are considering several degree options.

Requirements for IT master's degree programs:

To be considered for this program, applicants must:

1. Possess a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, Business degree (Quantitative Analysis, Accounting, Economics, Finance, or degree with similar quantitative focus). 


2. Possess any bachelor’s degree PLUS one of the following:

  • Two years of related work experience
  • Relevant and current IT certification
  • Related IT coursework 

To be considered for this program, applicants must:

Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.

To be considered for enrollment in this program, you must:

1. Possess a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field (see refined list)


2. Possess any bachelor’s degree plus ONE of the following:

  • Completed college-level coursework in statistics and computer programming with a grade of B- or better
  • At least two years of work experience in a data analytics, data science, data engineering, or database administration role
  • A current and active third-party certification in data analytics, data science, or data engineering from this list:
    • CompTIA Data+
    • DASCA Associate Big Data Engineer
    • DASCA Senior Big Data Engineer
    • Udacity Data Analyst Nanodegree
    • Udacity Data Scientist Nanodegree
    • Udacity Data Engineering with AWS Nanodegree
    • Associate Certified Analytics Professional (aCAP)
    • Certified Analytics Professional (CAP)
    • Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Data Analyst
    • Microsoft Certified Data Science Associate
    • SAS Certified Advanced Analytics Professional

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Steps and deadlines for enrollment in an IT program:

Below is the list of steps and their respective deadlines required for enrollment in a School of Technology 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. An Enrollment Counselor has more information about the eligibility of international applicants.

1. Apply for admission.

You may apply for admission at any time once you’re ready. You will need to have information such as your social security number, the name of the program you are interested in, and a few more items in order to apply.

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. WGU offers a free transcript gathering service to help you get transcripts from participating institutions. If your previous institution does not participate, you will need to pay and arrange for your transcripts to be sent to WGU.

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

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 Commit to Start Documents.

Once your official transcripts have been received, an admission decision will be made. At this point you will complete a self-guided, web-based experience or speak with a WGU Enrollment Counselor to submit your Commit to Start documents. This process will finalize your enrollment and officially set your program start date. This process will likely take 20-30 minutes.

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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