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ADMISSIONS

College of IT Admission Requirements

Admission to our Online IT Degree Programs

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

Requirements for IT bachelor's degree programs:

Students must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent and be able to use key calculus principles, rules, and applications while in the B.S. Computer Science program. Students must demonstrate math readiness through successful and verifiable completion of a pre-calculus, calculus, or higher-than-calculus math course from an accredited post-secondary academic institution or WGU-approved third-party provider.  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 1st 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.

To be considered for enrollment into a College of IT bachelor's degree program, students 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 previous IT coursework. IT coursework must be 300 level or higher.

Option 2: Possess a bachelor’s or associate degree (A.A, A.S. or A.A.S. acceptable) from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Option 3: Demonstrate at least two years of IT work experience through resume review.

Option 4: Submit official records of completion of current and active IT certifications, some of which may provide transfer credit into various programs. 

Option 5: (For applicants to the B.S. in Information Technology, B.S. Network Operations and Security, B.S. Data Analytics and Data Management, and B.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance) Submit high school transcripts with a minimum GPA of 2.75 GPA and a B grade or higher in a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) course. *Only advanced mathematics courses will satisfy this requirement.

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:

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

OR

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 

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

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

OR

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

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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 an online teaching 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 1st 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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