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At the U, our goal is to give every student the chance to be part of unique learning experiences, and it’s why a degree from the U pays dividends far beyond the paper it’s printed on. Start your story - apply now.

The U offers 83 undergraduate majors, with 50 teaching majors and minors. See what's waiting for you at the U in our Viewbook, below.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Learn more by choosing an option below:

Students who will have graduated from high school and have earned no transferrable college credit after high school
Students with college credits earned after high school
International Students who have citizenship outside the United States.
Returning Students
Students who have previously been enrolled at the University of Utah
Second Bachelor's
Students who wish to earn a second (or third, or fourth) bachelor's degree
Students who graduated from high school seven or more years prior to the semester of admission, and have not attended another college or university
Early Admission
Eligible students may attend after completing the 11th grade

Completing the Application

Types of Questions

It helps to be prepared to answer the following questions before beginning the application.  If you need to stop and restart your application you will be allowed. Please be sure to fully complete the application before submitting it. If you apply before the December 1 priority deadline, you will be automatically considered for merit and diversity scholarships. 

You will be asked about your academic history (including GPA, ACT/SAT Test Scores, and courses taken), honors and awards, athletic participation, leadership roles and activities (including volunteering), work experience, and any special circumstances that may have affected your academic achievement.

Honors Essay

Undergraduate applicants will have the opportunity to apply to the Honors College by answering (in 500 words or less) the following questions*:

The year is 2150 and you are one of the settlers of the first colony on a newly discovered planet (which miraculously turns out to have a climate, atmosphere and geography remarkably similar to that of Earth). Everyone has comfortable housing and a 5-year supply of food and water. The other settlers unanimously elect you as their first leader. What will you do next? Also include an interplanetary Tweet to Mission Control explaining why they elected you (140 characters).

Also, in 50 words: 

What is it that interests you about the Liberal Arts and Sciences education (hint: look this term up) offered by the Honors College?

*The Honors College priority application deadline is November 1. 

Paying the fee

After completing the application, you will be asked to pay the application fee. Some students may be eligible to waive the fee.

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Privacy Act Notice & your Social Security Number

Your Social Security Number can help expedite enrollment and financial aid, but is not required.

The University confidentially maintains all application information, including your Social Security Number, which is used routinely to facilitate document matching, verify your identity, and expedite your enrollment and financial aid. Disclosure of your Social Security Number is voluntary, but failure to provide your Social Security Number may result in delay and confusion regarding your identity, and once admitted, could result in delay or loss of federal and state financial aid, tax credits, student loan deferments, veteran benefits, and other benefits under law.

Please note that the application is only valid for the semester in which you apply. If you do not attend classes for the term in which you applied, you must submit another admissions application and fee to be considered for a subsequent semester.

Making false or misleading statements on the application or failing to list all institutions attended may result in cancellation of admission status and/or loss of credit.

Admission requirements, deadlines, and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

All documents submitted to the University of Utah become its property and will not be released to students or other institutions.  Admission applications and transcripts are destroyed after one year for students who do not attend.

Graduate Admissions

With 95 major fields of study at the graduate level, opportunities for academic and research opportunities abound.

Learn about the Graduate Admission process