Checklist for Enrollment into a WGU Indiana Degree Program

This step-by-step guide will help you navigate the process of applying to, getting admitted into, and beginning your WGU Indiana program. Click here for a printer-friendly version of the enrollment checklist.

Apply for Admission and Pay the Application Fee

The first step is to complete and submit the online application form. WGU Indiana does not have application deadlines, so you can apply at any time. Note: You are required to meet the admissions requirements for the WGU Indiana program you select. Click on the links below to see program-specific admissions requirements:

Teachers College admissions requirements
College of Business admissions requirements
College of Information Technology admissions requirements
College of Health Professions admissions requirements

Click here to begin the application form

Completing your application requires a non-refundable $65 application fee. You can pay online on the application form by submitting your credit card information (the site is secure) or by mailing a check or money order to WGU Indiana. Checks and money orders should be made out to Western Governors University. (All returned checks will be assessed a service charge of $25 for insufficient funds. Service charge is due within 14 days of notice of nonpayment.)

NOTE: WGU Indiana does not “profit” from application fees, as they help offset only a small portion of enrollment and admissions costs.

Request and Submit Official Transcripts

At WGU Indiana, our goal is to reward you with as much transfer credit as possible, which reduces your time to graduation and the cost of obtaining your degree. To do so, we need to review official transcripts for all possible transferable credit you have earned at a college or university or via college-level testing (e.g., AP, CLEP, Dante [DSST], etc.).

Requesting your transcripts is easy, but students who wait to make the request risk delaying their start date because their prior school(s) may take up to a few weeks to process the request. Requesting your transcripts today will help you get information about transfer credit and enable you to start at WGU Indiana sooner. You can typically request your transcripts online—try doing a quick Google search for “transcript request” and the name of your prior university or college. You should find school-specific instructions for one or both of the following options:

a. If your prior school offers official electronic (secure PDF) transcripts, this will be your fastest method; request that a copy be sent to

b. If mailing a hard copy is the only option offered, have your official transcript sent to:

Western Governors University
ATTN: Transcripts Department
4001 South 700 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107-2533

Create Your WGU Indiana Account and Apply for Financial Aid

Once you have paid your application fee, you’re ready to create your student account. This will give you access to the WGU Indiana Student Portal, which you will need to access to complete the financial aid process or make your first tuition payment.

Click here to create your student account.

If you plan to use financial aid, you need to start the financial aid process right after you pay your application fee.

You’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and go through the financial aid steps. (When you complete the FAFSA, be sure to list WGU’s school code: 033394.)

Take the WGU Indiana Readiness Assessment

The WGU Indiana Readiness Assessment is an online admission assessment designed to help both you and the university determine your readiness for college-level study in WGU Indiana’s online learning environment. Successful completion of this three-part assessment is required for admission for the following:

  • Students entering Business or Teachers College bachelor’s degree programs who do not possess an AA or AS degree.
  • Students entering a WGU Indiana IT bachelor’s degree program who do not possess one of the IT certifications that WGU Indiana recognizes for competency credit. See more about transferrable IT certifications.

Interview with Your Enrollment Counselor

Once your official transcripts have been received and your Readiness Assessment is complete, an admission decision will be made. If you have not already done so, it’s important that you interview with a WGU Enrollment Counselor whose role is to answer your questions, explain the requirements and expectations of a rigorous WGU Indiana degree program, discuss your prior academic background, and help you determine if WGU Indiana is a good “fit” for your academic goals and your level of determination and time available for study. This interview will likely take about 20-30 minutes.

Satisfy Your First Tuition Obligation

Your first tuition payment will be due by the 22nd of the month prior to your intended start date. We strongly encourage you to make tuition arrangements or finish the financial aid process sooner.

Complete Orientation

Once you have completed the steps on this checklist, you will be ready to begin your WGU Indiana orientation. This course is designed to help you (a) understand WGU Indiana’s competency-based approach to education, (b) identify your learning style, (c) gain skills in online research, (d) review time management and study skills, (e) gain practice using online communication tools such as threaded discussions and chat, and (f) connect with peers and mentors online.

Begin Your Personalized WGU Indiana Experience

During Orientation, you will begin working with your mentor to draft your individualized Degree Plan. This plan charts your path toward earning your degree. It will include timelines, benchmarks, and learning opportunities.

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