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.
Check Admission Standards
The University of Utah uses a holistic review process when assessing applications to ensure we give all students the best opportunity to present a complete picture of their qualifications. Identifying applicants who are well prepared for academic success is one of the keys to providing our students with an extraordinary undergraduate experience.
Academic factors that are taken into consideration include cumulative unweighted GPA, ACT and/or SAT scores, rigor of course selection (i.e., honors, AP, IB, dual/concurrent enrollment), grade trend, and academic awards.
Students are also evaluated on their completion of the following core coursework: four years of English, two years of math beyond elementary algebra, one year of United States history/government, two years of physical/life science (physics, biology, or chemistry), one year of elective science, and two years of the same non-English language.
Non-academic factors that are taken into consideration include involvement in student organizations, athletics, or other extracurricular activities; significant commitment to community engagement and volunteer work; familial and financial responsibilities; work experience; extraordinary circumstances; and ability to contribute to and benefit from a culturally and intellectually diverse learning community.
In Fall 2018, our incoming class had an average unweighted GPA of 3.42 and an ACT composite score of 22 (SAT 1130).
Check Application Deadlines
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 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 and must be paid online through the Common Application.
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 Office of Admissions
201 S 1460 E, Rm 250 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Electronic transcripts can be requested through one of the following services.
- National Student Clearinghouse
- Credentials Solutions
- E-Scrip Safe
If prompted for a recipient email address when ordering your transcript, please use firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.