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Returning Students

Welcome Back to the U

Returning students were previously enrolled in courses at the University of Utah but discontinued enrollment without completing a bachelor’s degree.

Discontinuation occurs if you don’t maintain continuous enrollment (excluding summer term) or filing a Leave of Absence.

Ready to get back on track? We’ll get you up to speed. Check out the Academic Advising Center to speak with an advisor!

Pick Up Where U Left Off

Review Admissions Standards

If you have enrolled in courses at another institution following your most recent enrollment at the University of Utah, you are expected to have maintained a transferable GPA of 2.6 or higher. Transferable GPA does not include remedial courses, credit received from non-regionally accredited institutions, credit awarded by exam (AP, IB, CLEP, FLATS, etc.), or credit which duplicates courses previously completed at the University of Utah.

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 transferable GPA
  • Rigor of course selection
  • Grade trend
  • 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

If you were suspended or on academic probation during your previous enrollment at the University of Utah, you must satisfy all terms of the suspension/probation agreement prior to readmission. Please meet with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center to obtain a release from suspension/probation.

All applications are evaluated in the order in which they are received, and notification of admissions decisions are sent on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Speak with a Counselor


Spring applications due Jan. 1. Full summer applications due May 1. Second summer applications due Jun. 1. Fall applications due Aug. 1.

Complete 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.

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

Review Common App Guide


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

Pay the Application Fee

The application fee for undergraduate domestic students is $55 and for international students it is $65. This fee 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 official transcripts from all regionally-accredited colleges and universities you have attended since your last enrollment at the University of Utah. Paper transcripts can be mailed directly from the schools or brought in an envelope sealed by the schools 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:

  • Credentials Solutions
  • Parchment/Naviance
  • National Student Clearing House
  • eScrip-Safe

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

If you were suspended or on academic probation during your previous enrollment at the University of Utah, please meet with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center to obtain a release from your suspension/probation.

Speak with a Counselor


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.

Track Your Application


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

Application Deadlines




Full summer


Second summer



Financial Aid & Scholarships

We offer a full range of scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans to make college as affordable as possible.

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