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To build men and women of virtue, wisdom, diplomacy, and courage who inspire greatness in others and move the cause of liberty.

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Our degree programs are no longer open to new applicants. Information on this website is historical as of mid 2016, and for the purpose of those seeking to understand the content of an education at George Wythe University.  You may also explore the content that was offered through Continuing Education.

How to Apply

Previously accepted GWU students who had irregularities in their original applications and must be re-admitted to complete their program should use the following application.

Apply online

To begin the process, click the link above to register as an applicant in our system. We ask that you do this prior to requesting transcripts, letters of recommendation and other materials that will be received by our office.  This will allow us to match items with your application as they are received.

Application Requirements

  1. Application Fee
    The application fee is $60 and is non-refundable. This fee can be paid online here.  Applications submitted after the deadline are subject to an additional late application fee.
  2. Diploma & Transcripts
    Applicants must provide a copy of a high school diploma or GED equivalent. This is also required of transfer students with less than a full year of college.

    Transfer students must contact all previous colleges and have transcripts sent directly to GWU.

    The following form may be helpful for gathering transcripts:
    Transcript Request Form

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    If you choose to have your high school transcript mailed to you instead, leave it in the original sealed envelope and mail it to the address below.

    Click here for important information about our transfer credit policy.

  3. Test Scores
    The ACT or SAT (I) is required for all applicants. Have official copies of ACT or SAT (I) scores sent directly to the Director of Admissions at the address below.

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    Effective Nov. 15, 2010, students previously admitted on probationary status may be granted full admittance after 36 credits of satisfactory work.

  4. English Fluency (Applies to non-native English speakers only)
    Please have TOEFL scores mailed directly to the Director of Admissions at the address below.

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    In order to best serve those who are non-native English speakers, we require that applicants demonstrate a certain degree of English fluency using the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by ETS.

    Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 500 (TOEFL PBT), 173 (TOEFL CBT) or 61 (TOEFL iBT).

    George Wythe University does not offer remedial English proficiency courses.  Click here for more information for international students.

  5. Letters of Recommendation
    Two letters of recommendation are required.  The following form may be helpful:
    Letter of Recommendation Form

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    These letters should be sent from someone who knows you and can attest to your character, work ethic, academic preparation, etc. Letters of Recommendation can be from a former teacher, associates/supervisors at work, someone you have served with in a community organization, an ecclesiastical leader, etc.  Letters from parents, spouses and family members are not appropriate.


    Have your letters mailed or emailed directly to the Director of Admissions using the contact information below. Once you decide to apply, you should ask for your recommendations as soon as possible. Often these individuals are busy and may need some follow-up reminders. We advise that you suggest a date in advance of your application deadline. Waiting for these letters is often a cause for delay, leading to failure to meet the application deadline.

  6. Personal Essay
    Write an essay addressing the topic: “My Educational Goals and Why I want to Attend George Wythe University.”  You can write the essay online or upload it as part of the admissions process. Essays are evaluated for gathering insight into the thinking, motives and abilities of the applicant.
  7. Creative Sample and Cover Letter
    Prepare a sample of work in an area in which you have excelled, such as writing, video, art, music, etc.  Write a cover letter explaining the sample.  Both can be uploaded online.

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    The creative sample is an opportunity to demonstrate an area of your life where you have achieved excellence. Our assumption is that the characteristics and habits of excellence (discipline, hard work, perseverance, vision, etc.) carry over from one sphere of effort to another, including academics.  Submissions may arise from anywhere among the arts and the sciences. These may include such items as writing, performing arts, research, or virtually anything you have done well. Non-traditional work samples that are difficult to categorize may also be included. You may send your sample in any format, i.e. DVD, CD, pictures (particularly for larger submissions that cannot be mailed) or any other feasible method.


    A cover letter should accompany your sample. You can use this letter to provide the introduction or explanation you feel is appropriate. The purpose of the sample is to give us insight into who you are; your character and talents, your ability to stick to a project, and the kind of depth you are willing to pursue on a given topic.

  8. Admissions Interview
    During the online admissions process you will schedule an admissions interview.  The purpose of this interview is to determine if George Wythe University is a good fit for the candidate and vice versa.  It is an opportunity to assess an applicant's readiness, answer questions and clarify expectations.
  9. Applicant Eligibility
    To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following minimum eligibility conditions:
    1. Be at least 18 years old (Utah Compulsory Education threshold) by the first day of class.
    2. Earn either a high school diploma or satisfactorily complete the General Educational Development Test (GED).
    3. Take a national standardized test, such as the ACT or SAT (I).
    4. Satisfactorily meet all remaining requirements of the GWU admissions process.

Exceptions to policy are rare and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Apply now online

It is preferred that most admissions materials are uploaded and submitted through the online admissions process.  Other materials can be emailed to admissions@gw.edu or mailed directly to:

     George Wythe University
     Attn: Director of Admissions
     275 E. South Temple, Suite 150
     Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Any further questions may be directed to the Director of Admissions at (435) 586-6570 or via email at admissions@gw.edu.

Note: Students who are accepted and at any time thereafter fail to enroll in classes for two or more consecutive years must reapply. Readmitted students are subject to the most recent updates to the graduation requirements of their degree program, which may have changed over the years. Applications that are not completed within 90 days are subject to resubmission. Application fees are non-refundable.

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