Early Admission



Students admitted into the Early Admission program replace their senior year of high school with their freshman year of college.




Students admitted into the Early Admission program replace their senior year of high school with their freshman year of college.

Students are required to complete their high school graduation requirements by the end of their first year of enrollment at the University of Utah.

Early Admissions students are not eligible for financial aid or any University of Utah scholarships other than the Utah Flagship Early Admissions Scholarship – a highly competitive scholarship that is awarded to Utah residents based on available funds and the student’s qualifications. Applicants who wish to be considered for multiple awards, thus increasing their chances of receiving a scholarship from the University of Utah, should not apply for Early Admission. Visit the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for more information.


Freshman Students


  • Check Admission Standards

    Applicants for Early Admission should meet the following requirements:

    - Cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 or higher
    - Have completed their junior year of high school
    - Demonstrate high levels of maturity and self-motivation
    - New Admissions Criteria: The University of Utah is Test Optional for freshman applications for Fall 2021 admission. ACT/SAT scores are not required for admission, merit scholarships (including department scholarships), or direct admission programs (including Engineering). Freshman applications to the University of Utah for Fall 2021 will be evaluated using a holistic review process that takes into consideration factors such as a student’s high school GPA, course rigor, etc. To find out more click here.

    Students attending on a student visa are not eligible to apply for Early Admission.

  • Check Application Deadlines

    The Early Admissions program only admits students to the Fall semester. The completed application and all materials are due on April 1.

  • Complete the Early Admission Forms

    Student and parent/guardian must complete the Application for Early Admission. The principal or counselor of the high school must complete the Early Admission - School Recommendation Form. Send forms directly to the Office of Admissions by May 1.

  • Complete the Online Application

    Apply for admission by submitting the application for undergraduate admissions. Be sure to fill out the application completely, as it will be used to determine the admissibility, residency for tuition purposes, and eligibility for the Utah Flagship Early Admissions Scholarship.

    Once an application has been started, you will be able to save and continue at any time until submitted. Once submitted, changes will no longer be possible.

  • Pay the Application Fee

    The application fee for undergraduate domestic students is $55. This fee is non-refundable.

    The application fee can be paid online within the application, by phone, by mailed check or money order, or in person at the Student Services Building on the campus map. The application must be submitted 24 hours before the application fee can be paid in person or by phone.

    The application fee may be waived for applicants who provide documentation of financial hardship. More information on how to qualify can be found here.

  • Send Your Transcripts

    Please submit an official high school transcript.

    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

    Electronic transcripts can be requested through one of the following services.

    - Parchment/Naviance

    - National Student Clearinghouse

    - Credentials Solutions

    - E-Scrip Safe

    - Scoir

    If prompted for a recipient email address when ordering your transcript, please use admisstranscripts@utah.edu. Transcripts sent directly through email or fax will not be considered official.

    If you have taken the GED exam in place of a high school diploma, please have your official GED scores sent directly from the GED website.

  • Send Your Test Scores

    IF REQUIRED, test scores must be sent directly from ACT or from College Board using the following test code numbers:

    4274 for the ACT

    4853 for the SAT

    Test scores cannot be accepted via a high school transcript.

  • Track Your Application Status Online

    Your application will be evaluated once we receive a completed application, application fee, and all required documentation. The status of your application can be tracked here. Please allow 7-10 business days for the online tracker to reflect newly received materials.