High School University Program

High School University Program



Spring Application deadline: November 1st

New Student Application         Returning Student Application

HSUP New Student Orientation Guide


The High School University Program (HSUP) allows high school sophomores through seniors to take college-level course work at the University of Utah. The program is designed for motivated students looking for an academic enhancement to their high school curriculum and want to get a head start on their college career. HSUP students may participate in any 1000 or 2000 level course, as long as they meet any prerequisite requirements.

Be sure to check out our frequently asked questions (below) to learn more about the High School University Program. If you have additional questions about the program, please contact the program coordinator, at hsup@utah.edu.

We are no longer requiring the submission of the Counselor Recommendation Letter!



An applicant for the HSUP Dual Enrollment must:

  1. Successfully complete ninth grade
  2. Be enrolled in a Utah high school (or home-schooled)
  3. Meet the minimum GPA requirement developed by the Credits and Admissions Committee
    1. Seniors—3.2 GPA or higher
    2. Juniors—3.5 GPA or higher
    3. Sophomores—3.7 GPA or higher
  4. Submit the HSUP application and applicable fees by the established deadline (determined by the Office of Admissions)
  5. If a home schooled student, also provide a list of high school level courses completed and meet the minimum ACT or SAT score requirement developed by the Credits and Admissions Committee
  6. If an international student attending a Utah high school on a visa that permits university enrollment, also document English language proficiency with the requisite score on an approved test or meet one of the exceptions approved by the Credits and Admissions Committee. The approved English language proficiency tests and the minimum required test scores are developed by the Credits and Admissions Committee.

HSUP Dual Enrollment students are ordinarily restricted to enrollment in lower-division (i.e., 1000- or 2000-level) courses. Registration for any course above that level must be pre-approved by the appropriate University entity (i.e., the department or other course-offering unit responsible for the course).

If you are a homeschooled student interested in the High School University Program, please contact the program coordinator directly at hsup@utah.edu.

HSUP students must maintain a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA. If a student's GPA falls below a 2.0 in HSUP courses, they will be placed on probation and dismissed from the program.

HSUP students are required to reapply for each semester they wish to participate in the program. See "Information and Deadlines" for more information.

The High School University Program is not the same thing as early acceptance to the U. HSUP is a dual enrollment program offered by the University for high school sophomores through seniors who want to take advanced courses not available in their high school.

If you are interested in early admissions to the U, learn more about the application process and deadlines on the early admissions page.

Please note: Students who wish to attend the U as a freshman will need to complete the standard admissions application.




*no longer requiring the submission of the Counselor Recommendation Letter

  1. Complete the new student online application and pay the application fee.
  2. Submit your official high school transcript by mail, in-person or one of the approved electronic serivces.
  3. Send the Parent Consent Form.

*no longer requiring the submission of the Counselor Recommendation Letter

  1. Complete the online Returning Student Form
  2. Submit your official high school transcript by mail, in-person or one of the approved electronic services (see below).

By mail or in-person:                                
Attention: HSUP
Office of Admissions
201 S 1460 E, Rm 250S
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Email: hsup@utah.edu

Approved electronic services:

  • Credentials Solutions
  • Parchment/Naviance
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • eScrip-Safe
  • Scoir
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Spring semester – November 1

Summer semester – March 1

Fall semester – August 3


Students must submit a complete application for every semester that they wish to participate in HSUP.

Returning students do not need to submit another application fee since the $55 fee is only required for new applicants.

Returning students will need to submit official transcripts with their application.

First-time and returning High School University students are not required to attend an in-person new student orientation.  Admitted HSUP students may follow the New Student Orientation Guide below. Learn more at advising.utah.edu.


HSUP New Student Orientation Guide


How Much does tuition cost for HSUP Students?

HSUP students receive a discounted tuition rate of $5, for each credit hour in which they enroll in. Please refer to the 2020-21 HSUP tuition rate schedule below, which is an estimate only and may change due to specific class fees. It is important to note that HSUP students are not subject to mandatory fees, which means they do not have access to the Student Life Center, campus recreation (e.g., intramural sports, sports clubs, Outdoor Adventure Center), public transit (e.g., UTA Trax, Bus and Frontrunner), university sponsored student activities, athletic events (i.e., student tickets) and some library privileges. Tuition is paid online and is due approximately one week after classes start. HSUP students who qualify for the University of Utah staff tuition reduction must complete the application process in order for the tuition discount to be applied to their HSUP tuition.

Credit HourCost
1 $5
2 $10
3 $15

Unfortunately, financial assistance via financial aid, grants, and/or scholarships are not available to HSUP students.


Student status

HSUP students are classified as non-matriculated (non-degree seeking) students. All policies and procedures that exist for matriculated University of Utah students apply to HSUP students as well. Participating in HSUP does not guarantee freshman admissions to the University of Utah following high school. Students interested in attending the U as a freshman will need to complete the standard university application for freshman admissions.

HSUP students can register for courses during open enrollment periods as determined by the academic calendar.


Review the register's website for the Spring 2021 class schedule!

Students within HSUP are generating an official university transcript, which will become a part of their permanent academic record.