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Welcome to the U

Non-traditional students have graduated from high school or earned the equivalent of a high school diploma by passing the GED or HiSET exam seven or more years prior to the term of admission, and have not previously enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university.

No matter what path you’ve taken, we’re glad you found us. A supportive community is waiting. Ready to find yours?

Your Future Begins with U

Review Admissions Standards & Deadlines

The University of Utah uses a holistic review process to ensure all applicants have the opportunity to present a complete picture of their qualifications.

Identifying each student’s capacity for academic success is essential to providing an extraordinary undergraduate experience.

Academic factors that are taken into consideration include:

  • Cumulative unweighted GPA
  • Rigor of course selection
  • Grade trend and academic awards

Non-academic factors 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
  • Ability to contribute to and benefit from a culturally and intellectually diverse learning community

All applications are evaluated in the order in which they are received, and notification of admissions decisions are sent on a rolling basis.

Applications submitted after these deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis:

  • Spring Applications due Nov 1
  • Summer (Full Term) Applications due April 1
  • Summer (Second Session) Applications due June 1
  • Fall Applications due April 1

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


We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Submit Your Application

Be sure to fill out the application completely, as it will be used to determine your:

  • Admissibility
  • Residency for tuition purposes

Once you’ve started your application, you will be able to save and continue at any time until submitted.


Once submitted, you can no longer make changes to your application.

Pay the Application Fee

The application fee is $55 for domestic applicants and $65 for international applicants and is non-refundable.

The application fee may be waived for applicants who provide documentation of financial hardship, as well as Military-Connected students (meaning a student is an active military member, veteran, or the dependent of an active military member or veteran).


Fees must be paid online within the application.

Send Official Transcripts

Please submit an official high school transcript.

Paper transcripts can be mailed directly from the college or university, or brought in an envelope sealed by the school to:

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

Electronic transcripts can be requested through one of the following services:

  • Parchment/Naviance
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Credentials Solutions
  • eScrip-Safe
  • Scoir

If prompted for a recipient email address when ordering your transcript, please use

If you have taken the GED or HiSET exam in place of a high school diploma, please have your official scores sent directly from the testing agency.


Transcripts sent directly through email or fax will not be considered 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 here. Please allow 7-10 business days for the online tracker to reflect newly received materials.

Track Your Application


Once admitted to the University of Utah, you will attend the New Student Orientation to begin navigating your first semester and beyond.

Application Deadlines


Spring applications due


Summer (full term) applications due


Summer (second session) applications due


Fall applications due

Learn About Prior Learning Credits

The U offers several opportunities to earn retroactive credit for college-level knowledge you’ve already acquired.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Did you know the University of Utah is a PAC-12 Top Affordable School? We offer a full range of scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans to make college as affordable as possible.

Still Have Questions?