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A NEW KIND OF U™ Welcome to WGU's Refer-a-Friend Program

Refer Friends & Earn Rewards in Three 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. Receive an exclusive welcome bonus for signing up for Refer-a-Friend. You can also earn cool WGU gear whenever your friends use your referral link to learn more about WGU.

Share Opportunity and Win

We hope you're excited for your WGU experience. The journey is even better with friends. We want to empower you to invite others to reap the rewards of an affordable, flexible degree program through the Refer-a-Friend Program and a simple personalized link.

Do you have a friend who could benefit from a WGU degree? Through the Refer-a-Friend Program, when you invite them to apply to WGU by using your link, you both win. 

How do you get started? Create a Refer-a-Friend account today to claim your personalized link, welcome bonus, and a voucher code for WGU gear!


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. If you know a friend has contacted WGU then reach out to and provide their name, email, and city and state of residence so that we can verify their contact and process your referral.

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. If you are eligible to receive rewards however, rewards 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?

Log in 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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