High School University Program

High School University Program



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, with the exception of online classes or telecourses.

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.


To participate in the High School University Program, students must successfully complete the ninth grade, be enrolled in an accredited high school, and be a Utah resident. Students must also meet the following GPA requirements:
- Seniors—3.2 GPA or higher
- Juniors—3.5 GPA or higher
- Sophomores—3.7 GPA or higher

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 similar to concurrent enrollment programs where students can supplement their high school courses with college-level courses.

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.



  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 Parent Consent Form  and Counselor Recommendation Form.
  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
Track Your Application

Application Tracker

Spring semester – November 1

Summer semester – March 1

Fall semester – July 1


Applying early will not result in an earlier notification. Applicants can expect to receive notice regarding their application, as well as information on next steps, from the Office of Admissions 2-4 weeks after the HSUP application deadline.

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 can submit unofficial transcripts with their application.

First-time HSUP students are required to attend an orientation hosted by the Office of Admissions. Students will receive more information about dates and times for HSUP orientation after being admitted to the program. Parents are also invited to attend.

Orientation will cover important information about HSUP, the University of Utah and course registration.

Returning HSUP students do not need to attend orientation.


HSUP students receive a discounted tuition rate, for each credit hour in which they enroll in. Please refer to the 2019 – 2020 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 $303.19
2 $541.68
3 $780.17

Eligible University of Utah employees receive a 50% tuition reduction for themselves and their immediate family members. HSUP students whose parent/guardian qualify for the tuition reduction can apply it to a maximum of 10 credit hours. Visit the HR benefits site to learn more.

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. First-time HSUP students must also attend orientation hosted by the Office of Admissions before they are eligible to register for courses.

We recommend that HSUP students take 7 credit hours or less each semester. If you wish to take more than that in a given semester, you will need to complete the Consent for More Credit Hours form. HSUP students can not take more than 10 total credit hours each semester.

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

New student orientation registration

Admitted students who are new to the High School University Program are required to complete new student orientation, prior to registering for classes. Failure to do so, will result in a class registration hold. In light of COVID-19, orientation sessions will be held online via Zoom. During new student orientation, we will discuss the HSUP requirements, university resources and tips for your success. Please register for one of the upcoming orientation sessions below.

Admitted: Summer 2020 Semester

Friday, April 17 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm MDT  Register now!

Friday, April 24 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm MDT  Register now!

Admitted: Fall 2020 Semester