FAQ - Domestic Graduate Admissions
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Check with the academic department you plan to study in to determine their admissions processes and deadlines. Then fill out an online graduate admissions application, pay the processing fee ($55 per program for U of U domestic graduate applicants), upload required documents—including all college transcripts—and submit.
The application fee for domestic graduate students is $55. A late fee of $30 is required for applications submitted after the Office of Admissions term deadlines of April 1 (Fall), November 1 (Spring), and March 15 (Summer), unless a department has been approved to pre-screen applicants. For these departments, applications for the fall semester received after May 1 will be assessed the $30 late fee.
If you are a domestic applicant, your graduate application should be submitted 30 days before the departmental deadline. Call the department to check on their deadline, as departmental deadlines generally fall much earlier than the deadlines established by the Office of Admissions, which are:
|Fall Semester||April 1
|All programs except approved pre-screening
Approved pre-screening programs
|Spring Semester||November 1|
|Summer Term||March 15|
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university.
- At least a 3.0 or higher undergraduate weighted mean GPA.
- Meeting the academic department's admission standards, and receiving a recommendation for admission to their program.
- Graduate credit may only be transferred from other regionally-accredited institutions.
- Credits transferred from another institution may be used for only one degree.
- Students must be formally admitted to a graduate program of study.
- The courses must have a letter grade of "B" or higher.
- "Credit only" grades are not acceptable.
- Course work must be recommended by the student's supervisory committee, and taken within four years of semester of admission to the University of Utah for master's students and within seven years of semester of admission to the University of Utah for doctoral students.
If you have not yet received an acceptance letter, you can check the receipt status of your application materials in the ApplyYourself online application system. If you have received a Letter of Acceptance, you can check your transcript receipt status on the Office of Admissions' website.
If you are admitted to the University of Utah, you must contact each of your previous institutions and have them mail an official copy of your transcript directly to the Office of Admissions. The University of Utah accepts electronic transcripts as official from the following agencies only: Docufide by Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Credential Solutions TranscriptsNetwork, Scrip-Safe, and AVOW. Otherwise, official transcripts should be mailed directly to our office. Documents submitted for admission become the property of the University of Utah and cannot be returned.
If you previously attended the University of Utah and are admitted to a graduate program, you do not need to send an official University of Utah transcript to the Office of Admissions. In addition, you do not need to send official transcripts from other institutions as long as the transcripts you previously sent are complete, official, and no additional coursework has been done. If you have completed any coursework at another school since last attending the University of Utah, then you will need to request an official transcript be sent from that school to the Office of Admissions.
An applicant's wife called to ask why the applicant was denied admission. Part of the denial was because the applicant had a 2.93 grade point average. All of the applicants we accepted into our department had grade point averages well over 3.50. May I release detailed academic information to anyone other than the applicant such as a family member?