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Freshman students are those who have not previously enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university, or who have only enrolled in college courses prior to high school graduation.

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Freshman Students

  • Applications for 2021 opened on August 1, 2020.
  • What to know before you start:
    • Be prepared to spend 45 minutes to an hour to complete your application.
    • You will need your high school counselor's contact information.
    • A copy of your transcript can be helpful.
    • You do not need a letter of recommendation or a personal essay.
    • You will need to answer the University of Utah questions in addition to the Common App questions.
    • You will need to pay the $55 application fee to submit your application. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid online through the Common Application. The application fee may be waived for applicants who provide documentation of financial hardship. More information on how to qualify can be found here.
    • For more information, you can find the Common App guide for first time students here:  Common App Guide
  • Please submit an official high school transcript.
  • Please be aware that if you submit your high school counselor as a recommender, they can submit your transcripts for you. Therefore, you will not need to submit the 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
  • Electronic transcripts can be requested through one of the following services:
    • Credentials Solutions
    • Parchment/Naviance
    • National Student Clearinghouse
    • eScrip-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.

New Admissions Criteria: Test Optional is now in effect for high school seniors applying to the University of Utah for Fall 2021 through Fall 2023 admission. Students applying for Spring and Summer 2021 will still need to submit test scores in order to be considered for admission. The new program waives the previously required ACT/SAT test scores as part of the application requirement for most prospective students. Click here for more information.

IF required, test scores must be sent directly from ACT or 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.

 

Your application will be evaluated once we receive a completed application 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.*

Please note: Common App applications are currently in process on loading into the system. You will be able to track your application beginning August 21st.

 

Things to Remember


  • The University of Utah does not require nor do we review personal essays or letters of recommendation.
  • Students applying to the Business Scholars Program or the Honors College will be required to submit an essay as part of the application for admission to be considered for entry into either program. The essay prompt for each program can be found in their respective sections in the application for admission.
  • Remember to answer the University of Utah specific questions in the Common Application.
  • If you have any questions about our admissions standards, please visit:

Admissions Standards

Application Deadlines


Spring


Application Deadline

NOVEMBER 1
Notifications will be sent on rolling basis.

Summer LogoSummer


Summer deadline extended to April 30. All summer classes online.

Early Action Date

DECEMBER 1
Notifications will be sent on January 15.

Merit Scholarship Consideration Deadline

FEBRUARY 1
Notifications will be sent on March 1.

Application Deadline

APRIL 30
Notifications will be on a rolling basis.

FallFall


Early Action Date

DECEMBER 1
Notifications will be sent on January 15.

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CONSIDERATION DEADLINE

FEBRUARY 1
Notifications will be sent on March 1.

Application Deadline

APRIL 1
Notifications will be on a rolling basis.

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