Gap Semester Academic Credit
In the spring of 2021, Wilderness Adventures entered an agreement with the University of Wyoming to offer course credit for Gap Semester programs completed through the Wilderness Adventures Leadership Institute (WALI). Administered through the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, the current agreement will recognize those students who have successfully completed WALI Gap Semester programs. Please note that while all students are eligible, it is not guaranteed that your current institution will accept the transfer credit. Below, you will find FAQs so that prospective WALI students can fully understand the course credit option through WA Gap Semester programs.
Academic Credit FAQs:
You are eligible for up to 6 credit hours from the University of Wyoming.
ENR 2800: Intro to Outdoor Leadership 3 credit hours
Designed to increase knowledge and competencies related to leading others in the outdoors. Significant focus is on self-awareness, judgment, and decision-making. The specific skills and theories students learn throughout provide a foundation for other leadership endeavors.
ENR 3900: Wilderness Medicine 3 credit hours
Designed to increase knowledge and competencies related to Wilderness Medicine in the outdoors. Significant focus is on patient assessment, critical thinking, and innovative wilderness medicine techniques. The specific skills students learn throughout provide a foundation for becoming a Wilderness First Responder.
All students who successfully complete a WALI Gap semester program are eligible to receive these credit hours. However, prior to the WALI course, an applicant must complete the necessary paperwork to meet eligibility requirements. This begins by applying to the University of Wyoming as a non-degree seeking student. Please call our office to have us walk you through this process.
We recommend that you discuss this opportunity for credit hours with your college counselor. You may also ask your college counselor if you can receive direct credit from your university from your own institution. Be sure to inquire how the credit hours will transfer to your current institution.
Students will be evaluated on their performance and these assessments will be presented to the University to verify successful participation in the program.
We cannot accept the use of 529 for WA tuition costs. At this time you are eligible to use 529 college savings to pay for UW college credits only.