A student with exceptional scholastic achievement through their junior year of high school may be considered for early admission if recommended by the high school principal. Early admission is designed for students who desire to leave high school entirely after their junior year and attend the University of Utah full time. Early admission students replace their senior year of high school with their freshman year of college. Students may still graduate with their high school class. To ensure high school graduation, students should coordinate and confirm the completion of applicable requirements with their individual high schools.
Students are admitted to the program at the beginning of fall semester only. International students are not eligible to apply for early admission.
Apply by submitting the Application for Undergraduate Admission. Your Social Security Number can help expedite enrollment and financial aid, but is not required.
The non-refundable application fee must be submitted with your application. (A $40 late fee will be required after the deadline, until the final cut-off date.) Please do not send cash. Find out if you qualify for a fee waiver.
Your application will not be processed until we have received all documents and fees.
Admission requirements, deadlines and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
All documents submitted to the University of Utah become its property and will not be released to students or other institutions. Admission applications and transcripts are destroyed after one year for students who do not attend.
Making false or misleading statements on the application or failing to list all institutions attended may result in cancellation of admission status and/or loss of credit.
Early Admission Standards
Applicants for early admission should meet these requirements:
- High school GPA of 3.5 or above
- ACT composite of at least 25 or SAT Critical Reading & Math scores of at least 1130
- Completed their junior year of high school
- Demonstrate high levels of maturity and motivation
Any questions may be directed to Freshman Admissions (801) 581-8761.
Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities
Students contemplating Early Admission should know that they will only be considered for the Utah Flagship Early Admission Scholarship—a highly competitive scholarship that is awarded based on available funds and the student's qualifications. This should be a serious consideration for the student. If they wish to be considered for multiple awards, thus increasing their chances of receiving a scholarship from the University of Utah, they should not apply for early admission but should wait and apply by December 1 of their senior year.
Visit the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for more information.