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A NEW KIND OF U™ Sign up for our new Refer-a-Friend program.

Refer friends and earn rewards, 3 easy steps.


Join. Provide your email address so you can start telling your friends about WGU. Let them benefit from your experience! 


Share. When you sign up you'll get your own personalized referral link to share. Post, Tweet, and DM to start sharing WGU with your friends and family!


Earn. You can earn cool WGU gear whenever your friends use your referral link to learn more about WGU.

Note: If you do not see the referral form appearing on this page, please disable any ad-blockers or pop-up blockers to allow the form to load.

Frequently asked questions

A referral is considered “qualified” once your friend or family member indicates they would like to learn more about WGU by filling out our inquiry form. However, it may take a few days for a gift code to be sent to you as some referrals may require further review by a member of the referral team.

Referrals submitted prior to August 17, 2020, could not be transferred over to our new platform and will not appear in your referral history. WGU will still maintain a history of previously submitted referrals, but for your referral to be logged to your new account, you will need to use your unique share link when making a referral. 

Log into your Refer-a-Friend account with your email and temporary password provided in your welcome email. Once logged in, click on the “My Account” drop in the top-right of the screen and select “My Profile.” Here you will find a blue “Change Password” button. Enter in your new password as well as your old password for verification to complete the change.

No, in order for us to approve a “thank you” gift for you, your friend only needs to fill out the Inquiry Form to learn more about WGU’s programs.

You may refer any number of friends. However, if you are eligible to receive rewards, they may only be provided for the first ten (10) friends who accept your referral in a twelve (12) month period and have not been previously referred by someone else.

Already part of Refer-a-Friend?

Login to your referral portal to easily share WGU with your friends, track referral activity, and view rewards.

Questions? For more information, please read our Terms and Conditions. For more help, email the WGU Referral Team at

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