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Graduate Students

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Graduate applicants to the University of Utah have completed the equivalent of a U.S. four-year Bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited institution.

All prospective graduate students must submit an application to the University of Utah, including those who are currently undergraduate students at the University. The link to the application can be found on each graduate program’s website.

To ensure enough time to secure a visa, international applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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You can access the online graduate application directly through your department’s website.

The University of Utah will evaluate your application only after we receive all required fees and documents, including transcripts and proof of English proficiency for international applicants.

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Remember

All documents submitted to the University of Utah become institutional property and will not be released to students or other institutions.

Pay the Application Fee

The non-refundable graduate application fee is $55 for domestic applicants and $65 for international applicants. The application fee must be paid in order to consider your application complete.

Some academic programs cover the cost (or partial cost) of the application fee. Consult your department’s website to determine your fee amount.

McNair Scholars are eligible to have the application fee waived, but must upload proof of status to the online graduate application.

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Remember

Fees must be paid online within the application.

Upload Required Documentation

Applicants must upload:

A copy of all post-secondary transcripts to the application

These transcripts will be used as working copies during the admissions evaluation process. Failure to list all schools previously attended or making false or misleading statements on the application may result in cancellation of admission status and/or loss of credit.

Any additional documents required by the academic department/program

Examples of items frequently requested by departments include:

1. Letters of Recommendation
2. Statement of Purpose
3. Resume/CV
4. Test Scores, such as the GRE or GMAT

The University of Utah ETS code is 4853. The Office of Admissions does not have a department code. Departments may require test scores sent directly to their department code. Please check the department’s website for additional information.

We accept unofficial transcripts to complete the admissions application. Please scan or e-mail them directly to graduate@utah.edu.

Before starting classes at the University of Utah, you must submit an official copy of your post secondary school transcript and proof of graduation directly to the Office of Admissions.

Official printed transcripts can be dropped off in a closed envelope sealed with adhesive at the International Admissions service window in the Student Services Building (SSB) or mailed to:

The University of Utah
Office of Admissions
201 South 1460 East, Room 250S
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA

Transcripts will only be accepted as official if sent using any of the following electronic transcript services:

If you are an international student, please click here for more information.

*When requesting your transcripts using any of these services, please use the email admisstranscripts@utah.edu.

Remember

Please do not send official transcripts via email or fax, as they will not be accepted as official.

Track Your Application

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 at the link emailed to you upon application submission.

Remember

Please allow 7-10 business days for the online tracker to reflect newly received materials.

Application Review

Academic Departments/Programs Review Applications

  • Once the academic department/program admissions committee decides which applicants to recommend for admission, the academic department/program will complete the referral form advising the University Office of Admissions of their decisions.

Office of Admissions Processes Referrals, Reviews Qualifications and Notifies Applicants

  • Once academic departments/programs complete the Department Referral form, the University Office of Admissions will do a final review of all applicants to determine if they meet the Graduate School admissions requirements.
  • If you meet all admissions criteria and the academic department/program has recommended you for admission to your degree program, the Office of Admissions will complete the admission processes and you will be notified.
  • The Official Letter of Acceptance is sent by postal mail from the University Office of Admissions.

Notification of an Admissions Decision

  • You’ll receive an email advising you to sign in to your application account to view the decision once it has been posted.
  • Once admitted, find your next steps here.

Graduate Application Deadlines

11/01

Spring 2023

03/15

Summer 2023

04/01

Fall 2023

Students who submit their application to a graduate program after the following dates may be charged a late application fee of $30. Some departments have application deadlines earlier than these dates and will not consider late applicants.

Need Readmission?

Graduate School Policy states that graduate students are required to maintain continuous registration and must acquire permission from the Graduate Department for a “Leave of Absence” before leaving the University.

If you fail to register for a term (excluding summer term) and do not file for a leave of absence, you are immediately made ineligible to register for future terms.

Continuing students that have been discontinued are required to apply for readmission into their graduate program.

If you are a previous graduate student that did not maintain continuous registration in your academic program, you must reapply through the ApplyYourself online graduate admissions application found at each graduate program’s website.

Not Seeking a Degree?

If you do not qualify for admission to graduate studies or non-degree-seeking students, you may enroll in graduate-level courses on a non-degree seeking basis.

Credits earned by non-degree seeking students may or may not apply to a graduate degree program.

Graduate programs are designed and approved by faculty committees assigned to supervise each graduate student.

Decisions on accepting course credit are made initially by these supervisory committees.

Only fifteen semester hours of non-matriculated credit, taken no more than three years prior to approval, can be applied toward a graduate degree.

Non-matriculated and second baccalaureate students registering for one or more graduate-level courses in their undergraduate career will be charged graduate tuition rates for all courses taken.

Read more about how to apply as a non-matriculated student.