Freshman Students

Freshman students are those who have not previously enrolled in another college or university, or who took college courses while still in high school. (If you wish to take University of Utah courses while still in high school, please review the application process for the High School University Program.)

Application Process

1. Check the deadlines


Complete by: 

We will notify you by:  

November 1 (Honors Priority Application Date) January 15 (Honors will notify in February)
December 1 (Admissions Priority Date) January 15
February 1 March 1
April 1 Rolling
Applications submitted with all the required documentation after the final deadline will be charged an additional $30 late processing fee and will be processed and considered on a space-available basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the University could close applications without notice after the final deadline.


Complete by: We will notify you by :
November 1 Note: All applicants will be notified on a rolling admission system.
Applications submitted with all required documentation and a $30 late processing fee will be accepted until November 15, 2014.


Complete by We will notify you by
December 1 January 15
February 1 March 1
March 15 Rolling
Applications submitted with all required documentation and a $30 late processing fee will be accepted until April 15, 2015.

2. Apply

Apply for admission by submitting the Application for Undergraduate Admission. Please Note: The online application for 2014 is no longer available. The online application for all 2015 terms will be available on our site in August, 2014.  

When you begin to apply, it will be helpful to have a copy of your High School Transcript and your highest ACT/SAT scores. Be sure to fill out your application completely! When you submit your admissions application by the priority date, you will automatically be considered for merit and diversity scholarships.

In the Admission Application, Freshmen will be asked questions that may require some preparation before starting:   

    • Achievement, Awards and Leadership (up to 5), grade level and description
    • Community Service and Volunteer Projects (up to 5), description, dates
    • Work Experience (up to 3), employer, duties, dates, hours per week
    • Special Circumstances that may have impacted your academic achievement (up to 1300 characters)
Honors Essay
    (up to 500 words) Apply to the Honors College by answering the following question:
    • Shakespeare wrote: "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool".  What major lessons have you learned in life and what do you hope to learn in college?

3. Pay the application fee

The non-refundable application fee for domestic students is $45. (An additional $30 late fee will be required after the deadline.)  Please do not send cash. We recognize that some applicants may be faced with financial constraints in paying the application fee. Waivers can be granted for documented hardships with a letter from a school counselor, employer, or ecclesiastical leader or verification of state or federal aid. Letters must be on letterhead and provide contact information, and will not be accepted from family members or friends. Fee waiver requests can be sent to

4. Have your transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions

An official high school transcript (and/or any college transcripts) must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the school. Your high school counselor can help you with this process, either by sending paper copies or electronic transcripts. Paper transcripts should be mailed to The Office of Admissions, 201 South 1460 East, Room 250S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112.The University of Utah accepts official electronic transcripts from the following agencies only: Docufide by Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, AVOW, Utah Transcript and Record Exchange (UTREx), and Scrip-Safe. Please have them send the electronic transcript to

5. Have your ACT (or SAT) scores sent to the Office of Admissions

ACT scores or the combined SAT Critical Reading and Math scores must be sent electronically by the testing company.

You can request that your scores be sent to the University of Utah using these Test Code Numbers: 

  • 4274 for the ACT
  • 4853 for the SAT

You may take the Residual ACT through the University of Utah Testing Center, but these scores are only valid at the University of Utah.

6. Track your status online

Once we receive your application, fee, and above documentation, we will begin processing. Track your status online. Admission decisions are released on January 15, March 1, and April 1. Admission decisions will be mailed.

Admission Standards

We use a holistic review process when assessing freshman applications to ensure we give all students the best opportunity to present a complete picture of their qualifications.

Learn more about our admission standards.

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

Last Updated: 6/3/14