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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.

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.

Please Note: Fall 2021 freshmen applicants who attended a home school, non-accredited US institution, or obtained a US GED will still be required to submit an official ACT/SAT test score.

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

 

  • Graduates from non-accredited US high schools, Home school students, and students who receive a GED are required to submit official ACT and/or SAT scores.
  • Home school transcripts are required to include: course names, grades and a graduation date if applicable.
  • 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.
  • The University of Utah does not require nor do we review personal essays or letters of recommendation.
  • 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.

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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

MARCH 1
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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