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Admitted Freshman Next Steps

Welcome to the U!

We’re thrilled to take this journey with you. You’re going to love it here.

Enrollment Next Steps

The people you’ll meet, the memories you’ll create, the things you’ll learn, and the purpose you’ll bring are all eagerly awaiting your arrival. You belong here. Welcome to The U community!

When You Receive Your Acceptance Letter

Create a Campus Information Services (CIS) Account

Your CIS account is your student portal where you register for classes, apply for housing, view grades, etc.

Create your CIS account as soon as possible by visiting cis.utah.edu.

Your log-in credentials are: Your uNID# (included in your admissions letter) and your default password is your birthdate (MMDDYY).

Login to CIS

Create Your University Email (UMail) Account

While logged in to CIS also create your UMail Account using your log-in credentials from Step 1.

Your UMail is where you will receive all official university communications, such as financial awards, school notifications, etc.

Activate Email Account

Confirm Intent to Enroll & Submit Enrollment Deposit

Confirm your intent to enroll at the U and submit your enrollment deposit to secure your seat for class (your enrollment deposit will be credited toward your first semester’s tuition).

Confirming your enrollment and submitting your deposit is required before you can proceed in the New Student registration process and register for classes.

The enrollment deposit is non-refundable.

If the enrollment deposit is a financial challenge, you may request a deposit extension. All requests must be in writing and submitted to admissions_appeal@utah.edu.

Note: International Students requiring a student visa to study at the U are not required to submit the enrollment deposit but must confirm their intent to enroll.

Confirm Intent to Enroll

Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships (Optional)

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Visit financialaid.utah.edu to learn more.

Explore additional on-campus scholarships opportunities available to you by visiting utah.academicworks.com.

Note: Financial aid awards notifications will be posted in your CIS account.

Apply for Housing (Optional)

If you are interested in living on campus, learn more about our themed communities, Living/Learning residences, and traditional housing options at housing.utah.edu.

Apply early! Campus housing fills up quickly and spaces are not guaranteed.

2022 Campus Application Deadlines:

  • January 16, 2023: Freshman Housing Application Opens
  • April 3, 2023: Freshman Living Learning Community (LLC) Application Deadline
  • May 3, 2023: Traditional Freshman Housing Application Deadline

Apply for Housing

After You Confirm Your Intent to Enroll & Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Register for New Student Orientation (Required)

New Student Orientation is required of all new students entering the university.

You must complete NSO orientation to register for classes.

Only students who have confirmed their enrollment and deposited can register for NSO.

Note: The sooner you complete NSO, the earlier you can register for the classes you want.

Register for NSO

Submit Your Final Transcripts (Required)

New students must submit their final high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions as soon as they are available through one of the following ways:

  1. Mail Paper Transcripts – Paper transcripts can be mailed directly from the high school or brought in an envelope sealed by the high school to:The University of Utah
    Office of Admissions
    201 South 1460 East, Room 250S
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  2. Submit Electronic Transcripts – Electronic transcripts can be requested through one of the following services:

If prompted for a recipient email address when ordering your transcript, please use admisstranscripts@utah.edu.

Failure to submit final high school transcripts may prevent the student from registering for courses and/or receiving financial aid.

Pay Tuition and Fees (Required)

Tuition and student fees are typically due during the second week of the semester after classes start. Click here to view the tuition due dates by semester.

Tuition and fees may be paid online through the CIS portal (preferred) or in-person at the Incoming Accounting and Student Loan Services office located in the Student Services Building (room 165).

Pay Tuition Online