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Enrollment Agreement


Admissions Policy

Minimum Requirements

George Wythe University will consider applicants who met the following conditions:

  • Are beyond the age of Utah Compulsory Education (18 years old)
  • Have received either a high school diploma or satisfactorily passed the General Educational Development Test or a national standardized test (ACT/SAT)
  • Satisfactorily passed the GWU entrance interview
  • Exceptions to this policy will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants to our undergraduate and graduate programs must submit an official application, SAT and/or ACT scores, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, an essay, a creative sample, and an application fee. One week after submitting the application, students should contact GWU to arrange for an academic interview.

We accept both SAT (I) and/or ACT for placement purposes. Also an in-depth personal interview will be conducted to evaluate placement.

Students who are accepted into a degree program and who at any time thereafter fail to enroll in classes for two or more consecutive years must reapply. Readmitted students do not lose previously earned course credit, but they are subject to the current graduation requirements of their program which may have changed and may not include all of the courses a student has previously taken.

Please visit our website at www.gw.edu/admissions for complete details about our admissions requirements.


Policies Governing Academic and Administrative Probation and Dismissal

I agree to comply with University rules and regulations as outlined in the Student Handbook, available online.


Academic Policy


Because GWU places such heavy emphasis on research and outside class work, we purposely do not overload students with class time; however, the class time that we do schedule is crucial to continuity and adequate assessment of student progress. Students are expected to attend all classes and prescribed meetings. Individual mentoring, group tutorials and study sessions are all integral to gaining a classical liberal arts education at GWU.

Student attendance throughout the semester is considered when assigning credit for each semester.

Grading of Assignments

All assignments, projects and examinations are graded by the instructor using the scale below. This scale is then converted into a point system for the purpose of establishing course grades.   

  94% to 100%  A  
  90% to 93%  A-  
  87% to 89%  B+  
  83% to 86%  B  
  80% to 82%  B-  
  77% to 79%  C+  
  73% to 76%  C  
  70% to 73%  C-  
  67% to 69%  D+  
  63% to 66%  D  



Course Grading

All credit recorded on the transcript will adhere to the following format:

  A   Worth 4.0 on the standard four point scale.  
  A-   Worth 3.7 on the standard four point scale.  
  B+   Worth 3.3 on the standard four point scale.  
  B   Worth 3.0 on the standard four point scale.  
  B-   Worth 2.7 on the standard four point scale.  
  C+   Worth 2.3 on the standard four point scale.  
  C   Worth 2.0 on the standard four point scale.  
  C-   Worth 1.7 on the standard four point scale.  
  D+   Worth 1.3 on the standard four point scale.  
  D   Worth 1.0 on the standard four point scale.  
  Worth 0.0 on the standard four point scale.
  P   The class did not require a final examination and was graded as Pass/Fail.  This credit applies toward graduation, but does not affect GPA.  
  W   The student withdrew from the class with permission. No credit is awarded and GPA is not affected.  
  The student withdrew from the class without permission or after the deadline. No credit is awarded, but GPA is affected. The UW is worth 0.0 on the standard four point scale unless and until the student retakes the class.  
  I   Incomplete. An incomplete grade may be given for nonacademic extenuating circumstances (serious illness, personal injury, death in the immediate family, etc.) This option requires a written agreement with the instructor to complete the course as soon as possible, but not to exceed one year. This must fulfilled before credit is awarded. Incomplete grades will be changed to an F at the end of the one year period if left unresolved.
  *Credits with a grade of D+ or lower cannot be applied toward graduation requirements. Retaking such classes will allow a new grade to replace the lower one when calculating GPA and graduation credits, but will not remove the record of the original grade from a student’s transcript.  


Academic Honors

To be eligible for Graduation Honors, an undergraduate student must earn a minimum of 60 credits in residence at George Wythe University; the graduate student minimum is 25 credits including seminars. The three levels of Graduation Honors conferred with a degree are earned by attaining the following:

Cum Laude: 3.90 GPA
Magna Cum Laude: 3.90 GPA and Honors on either the Oral Defense or the Thesis
Summa Cum Laude:
3.90 GPA and Honors on both the Oral Defense and the Thesis


Graduation Committee

The Graduation Committee is made up of faculty members on rotating annual assignments. This Committee is the authority in determining if a student has satisfied all graduation requirements.

Job Placement

No formal job placement system is provided by George Wythe University.


The course catalog is available online at www.gw.edu/academics.

Life Experience Credit

George Wythe University does not offer credit based on life experience.

Transfer Credit

Upon request, George Wythe University will evaluate credit earned toward degree programs at other colleges and universities to see if it meets graduation requirements for a George Wythe degree program.

Evaluation of transfer credit is subject to the following policies:

  • Transferable credit may be evaluated only after a prospective student has begun the application process and has requested their previously earned credits be considered for transfer. 
  • Students interested in having credit evaluated must request official transcripts from the other institutions to be sent directly to George Wythe as well as a course catalog or syllabi showing the course description and readings.
  • In order to satisfy George Wythe degree program requirements, a transferred course must be materially equivalent to the George Wythe required course it is satisfying. 
  • Institutional names, credit categories and credit amounts that are transferred to George Wythe University are notated under the heading of Transfer Credit on the student transcript.
  • Transfer credit may be accepted in the Bachelors program only.

Students transferring into the BA program must earn a minimum of 20 ST credits at George Wythe University.

Degree Programs and Graduation Requirements

Credit units are determined by semester hours. A semester hour is forty hours of class and study time, equal to roughly three hours per week for the duration of a semester. Credit requirements for graduation within the Undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs are outlined below. Length of program assumes full-time, on-campus enrollment.

Four Year Undergraduate Degree in Statesmanship - 140 credits in the following areas:

  Core Curriculum  121 Credits
  Foreign Language 12 Credits
  Field Experience
4 Credits
  Simulations 3 Credits
  Comprehensive Oral Examinations
0 Credits
   Total:  140 Credits

 Two year Masters Degree in Political Economy - 45 Credits

  Core Curriculum  35 Credits
  Elective Coursework 10 Credits
  Comprehensive Oral Examinations
0 Credits
   Total:  45 Credits

 Two year Masters Degree in Education - 44 Credits

  Core Curriculum  28 Credits
  Prospectus & Thesis\Project 16 Credits
   Total:  44 Credits

Four Year Doctoral Degree in Constitutional Studies - 74 Credits

  Core Curriculum: Forms  42 Credits
  Core Curriculum: Statesmanship 16 Credits
16 Credits
   Total:  74 Credits


Credit Agreement

I am in agreement with the charges shown and understand that my tuition, applicable fees and other charges assessed in accordance with George Wythe University’s published financial policies are my responsibility and due upon enrollment.

I accept responsibility for any unpaid balance resulting from a returned check or credit card. I understand that I am liable for all charges incurred after the date of this agreement. Failure to pay debt as agreed may result in withdrawal from George Wythe University. If it becomes necessary to enforce payment of this account, attorney’s fees, court costs, and collection agency fees may be added to the amount owed.

George Wythe University retains a security interest in all transcripts, diplomas, certificates, letters of recommendations or grade reports which may not be released until debts are paid in full. I understand that the University may report to any credit bureau on credit granted, and/or any account delinquencies.

I understand that George Wythe University will allow additional expenses to be charged to my student account for convenience such as textbooks and fees. I further understand that any Financial Aid may be automatically applied to these expenses.

I understand that a 1.5% interest charge (18% per annum) may accrue every month or partial month a payment (or my account) is overdue more than 30 days.

I understand that failure to pay for my classes or nonattendance in my classes does not constitute an official withdrawal from my classes or the University.

All fees are disclosed online at www.gw.edu/prospective/tuition/faq.php#fees.


Refund Policy

All enrollments are subject to a three business day cooling-off period, commencing with the day an initial deposit or payment toward tuition and fees of the institution is made, until midnight of the third business day following such date, during which time the contract may be rescinded and all monies paid refunded.  Any student who is dismissed or withdraws after the cooling-off period may receive a partial refund according to the schedule below.  In all cases, be they during or after the cooling-off period, refunds must be requested in writing and the postmark, fax date or email date of the request shall be construed as the actual request date in determining the appropriate amount of the refund.  It is the responsibility of the student to verify that a refund request has been received by the Office of the Registrar.

Tuition Refund Schedule

After the cooling-off period, tuition is partially refundable to students who request it in writing. GWU will observe the following schedule for refunding tuition/fees:

Winter Semester Fall Semesters Summer Semester % of Tuition
for Refund
Within 3 business day cooling-off period Within 3 business day cooling-off period Within 3 business day cooling-off period 100%
After cooling-off through 1/9 After cooling-off through 9/1
After cooling-off through 5/18
1/10 through 1/16 9/2 through 9/10 5/19 through 5/28 70%
1/17 through 2/3
9/11 through 9/25 5/29 through 6/11 50%
2/4 through 2/26
9/26 through 10/16 6/12 through7/6 25%
2/27 or later
10/17 or later 7/7 or later No Refund


University Status

Registration under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act does not mean that the State of Utah supervises, recommends, nor accredits the institution. It is the student’s responsibility to determine whether credits, degrees, or certificates from the university will transfer to other institutions or meet employers’ training requirements. This may be done by calling the prospective school or employer.


This institution is not accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Letter of Credit

Pursuant to U.C.A § 13-34-108 the university has filed a letter of credit with the Utah Department of Commerce.


George Wythe University is located at 275 E. South Temple, Suite 150, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

Degree Programs

The degree programs offered by the university are described in detail on the university website, www.gw.edu.

Financial Aid

Detailed information about financial aid opportunities offered by the university is available on the university website at www.gw.edu/aid.

Non-discrimination Policy

George Wythe University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. Furthermore, University policy includes prohibitions of harassment of students and employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.

Student Agreement

I have read and understand all aspects of this agreement and do recognize my legal responsibilities in regard to this agreement.

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