Returning students are those who have previously been enrolled in courses at the University of Utah, but who have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree and whose enrollment has been discontinued. Discontinuation occurs when a student goes one full year without either enrolling in courses or filing a leave of absence request through the Registrar’s Office.
Returning students are encouraged to speak with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center before submitting an application.
Check Admission Standards
Students who have enrolled in courses at another institution following their most recent enrollment at the University of Utah are expected to have maintained a transferable GPA of 2.6 or higher, or 2.35 or higher with a completed Associates of Arts or Associates of Science degree. 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 when assessing applications to ensure we give all students the best opportunity to present a complete picture of their qualifications. Identifying applicants who are well prepared for academic success is one of the keys to providing our students with an extraordinary undergraduate experience.
Academic factors that are taken into consideration include: cumulative transferable 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; and 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.
Check Application Deadlines
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. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Complete the Online Application
Be sure to fill out the application completely, as it will be used to determine the admissibility, residency for tuition purposes, and eligibility for merit scholarships. Once an application has been started, you will be able to save and continue at any time until submitted. Once submitted, changes will no longer be possible.
Pay the Application Fee
The application fee for undergraduate domestic students is $55. This fee is non-refundable. The application fee can be paid online within the application, by phone, by mailed check or money order, or in person at the Student Services Building. The application must be submitted 24 hours before the application fee can be paid in person or by phone.
The application fee may be waived for applicants who provide documentation of financial hardship. More information on how to qualify can be found here.
Send Your 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 Office of Admissions
201 S 1460 E, Rm 250 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Electronic transcripts can be requested through one of the following services:
National Student Clearinghouse
If prompted for a recipient email address when ordering your transcript, please use firstname.lastname@example.org. Transcripts sent directly through email or fax will not be considered official.
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.
Track Your Application Status Online
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.