Bachelor's Degree for Admission to Graduate Programs

To be admitted to a WGU Teacher’s College*, Health Professions College, College of Business, or College of Information Technology graduate programs, candidates for admission must submit an official transcript reflecting a regional or national baccalaureate degree indicating an accreditation recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or a foreign degree equivalent to a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States with an evaluation by an accredited agency: NACES or AICE.

*Note: The policy in this article applies only to advanced programs in the Teacher's College. Additional requirements apply for those who completed a foreign baccalaureate degree and wish to apply for admission to initial teacher preparation programs (post-baccalaureate and MA Teaching). See the policy on foreign baccalaureate degrees and admission to initial teacher preparation programs (opens new windo...

Candidates for admission into the educational leadership endorsement preparation program in WGU Teachers College must also submit an official transcript with a master’s degree posted to the transcript. Additionally, and where applicable, the candidate might have additional admission requirements, refer to the candidate’s college of interest Admissions Requirements page.

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College of Health Professions Admissions Requirements (opens new window)
College of Business Admissions Requirements (opens new window)
College of IT Admissions Requirements (opens new window)

Official verification of a degree and any additional documentation requested must be received prior to the completion of a candidate’s intake interview for a candidate to be admitted for that term. Upon application to WGU, it is the student's obligation to immediately request an official transcript from the institution that awarded the degree. Occasionally, a two-week extension may be given in those instances in which degrees were not yet posted. Students who are given an extension, and fail to submit a transcript with a degree posted, will be administratively withdrawn from their current term.



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