FOR AUTOMATIC SCHOLARSHIP CONSIDERATION
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.
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 rigor of course selection (i.e., honors, AP, IB, dual/concurrent enrollment), grade trend, academic awards and cumulative unweighted GPA, ACT and/or SAT scores.
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.
Fall 2018, First Time Freshmen (Middle 50%)
Class Size: 4,256
ACT Composite: 22-29
HS GPA: 3.42 – 3.92
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. 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. You can select a recommender (usually your high school counselor or other school official) through the Common App, or other ways to submit transcripts include:
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:
National Student Clearinghouse
If prompted for a recipient email address when ordering your transcript, please use email@example.com. 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.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are not required for an application for admission to the University of Utah. To keep the admission evaluation process consistent across all applicants, the Office of Admissions does not review any letters of recommendation submitted with an application for admission.
Personal essays are also not required for an application for admission to the University of Utah. To keep the admission evaluation process consistent across all applicants, the Office of Admissions does not review any personal essays submitted with an application for admission.
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.
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.