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Degrees from the College of Information Technology incorporate up to seven respected industry certifications. Below are admissions requirements specific
to College of Information Technology programs that are in addition to WGU's
general admissions requirements.
We require these prerequisites because our research has determined that students entering these programs need to have demonstrated strong IT abilities in order to handle the rigors of a difficult IT curriculum.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Applicants must also submit a resume showing at least three years of significant professional experience.
Below is the list of steps and their respective deadlines required for enrollment
into an online IT degree program. Click here for a printer-friendly version of the IT enrollment checklist. Please note that at the present time, WGU is accepting applications only from individuals living in the United States and select geographical areas of Canada.
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 electronic debit or by mailing a check or money order.
You must pay the application fee for your application to be fully processed.
Transcripts of your prior college experience are required if you are seeking transfer
credit or if you are looking to enroll into a graduate program. You should submit
official copies of your transcripts by the 1st of the month prior to your intended
start date for evaluation (or confirmation of receipt of a bachelor’s degree).
Please make arrangements for the official copies to be sent to:
Western Governors University
ATTN: Transcripts Department
4001 South 700 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107-2533
Click here to learn more about transferring credits
The WGU Readiness Assessment is a multi-part online test designed to determine your
likelihood of success at WGU. This assessment is not required for admission to graduate degree programs or for applicants who possess a bachelor's degree or one of the IT certifications that WGU recognizes for competency credit. (See more about transferrable IT certifications.) Your Enrollment Counselor can answer questions regarding this assessment.
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
Click here to learn more about financial
The Intake Interview is a 20- to 30-minute phone-based interview that finalizes your
enrollment and officially sets your program start date. This call is conducted by
your Enrollment Counselor to ensure that you’ve developed
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).
Tuition payment arrangements must be made by the 22nd of the month prior to your
Click here to learn more about paying tuition
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