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Freshman Students

Freshman students are those who have not previously enrolled in another college or university, or who took college courses while still in high school.

If you wish to take University of Utah courses while still in high school, please review the application process for the High School University Program.

Incoming freshman who apply by the December 1 priority deadline will be automatically considered for our Merit and Diversity scholarships. 

The 2018 applications for Summer are now closed! 

APply for Fall 2018 Semester


Admissions Process


Complete by: We will notify you by:
November 1 Notifications will begin on September 15 and continue on a rolling basis.
Applications submitted with all required documentation and a $40 late processing fee will be accepted until November 15.


Complete by: We will notify you by:
December 1 January 15
February 1 March 1
March 15 Rolling

Applications submitted with all required documentation and a $40 late processing fee will be accepted until April 15.

The Summer 2018 application is now closed. 

FALL 2018

Complete by:

We will notify you by:

November 1 (Honors Priority Application Date) January 15 (Honors will notify in February)
December 1 (Admissions Priority Date) January 15
February 1 March 1
April 1 Rolling
Applications submitted with all the required documentation after the final deadline will be charged an additional $40 late processing fee and will be processed and considered on a space-available basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the University could close applications without notice after the final deadline.

Apply for admission by submitting the Application for Undergraduate Admission.

When you begin to apply, it will be helpful to have a copy of your High School Transcript and your highest ACT/SAT scores. Be sure to fill out your application completely! When you submit your admissions application by the priority date, you will automatically be considered for merit and diversity scholarships.

Apply for 2018 SemestersIn the Admission Application, Freshmen will be asked questions that may require some preparation before starting:

  • Achievement, Awards and Leadership (up to 5), grade level and description
  • Community Service and Volunteer Projects (up to 5), description, dates
  • Work Experience (up to 3), employer, duties, dates, hours per week
  • Special Circumstances that may have impacted your academic achievement (up to 1300 characters)
Honors Essay

Undergraduate applicants will have the opportunity to apply to the Honors College by answering the following questions*:

The Honors College at the University of Utah offers the nation’s only Praxis Labs. Honors College Praxis Labs gather students from different majors to collaborate on innovative project-based solutions to big societal challenges. Students in these classes analyze a topic through in-depth classroom and field research such as lectures, panels, one-on-one interviews, readings and off-campus trips. After problems have been identified, students work together to put their solutions and ideas into action in the community.

Please submit both of your responses as one single document. Make sure to include your name and date of birth.

(In 500 words)  Tell us about an issue or subject that fascinates you and why. What resources do you rely on when you want to learn more?


(In 50 words) What interests you about the Liberal Arts and Sciences education (hint: look this term up) offered by the Honors College?

*The Honors College priority application deadline is November 1.

Learn more about the Honors College admission process by visiting their website.

The non-refundable application fee for domestic students is $55. (An additional $40 late fee will be required after the deadline.) Please do not send cash. We recognize that some applicants may be faced with financial constraints in paying the application fee. In these cases, students may submit a Request for Admission Application Fee Waiver form. If a student does not meet any of the listed indicators of economic need as noted on the Fee Waiver form, an application fee waiver may be granted for documented hardships with a letter from a school counselor, employer, or ecclesiastical leader. Letters must be on letterhead and provide contact information, and will not be accepted from family members or friends. Fee waiver requests can be sent to

An official high school transcript (and/or any college transcripts) must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the school. Your school official responsible for sending your transcripts (registrar or high school counselor) can help you with this process, either by sending paper copies or electronic transcripts. Paper transcripts should be mailed to The Office of Admissions, 201 South 1460 East, Room 250S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. The University of Utah accepts official electronic transcripts from the following agencies only: SENDedu, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Credentials Solutions, and Scrip-Safe. Please have them send the electronic transcript to

ACT scores or the combined SAT Critical Reading and Math scores must be sent electronically by the testing company.

You can request that your scores be sent to the University of Utah using these Test Code Numbers: 

  • 4274 for the ACT
  • 4853 for the SAT

You may take the Residual ACT through the University of Utah Testing Center, but these scores are only valid at the University of Utah.

Once we receive your application, fee, and above documentation, we will begin processing. Track your status online. Admission decisions are released on January 15, March 1, and April 1. Admission decisions will be mailed.

Admission Standards

We use a holistic review process when assessing freshman applications to ensure we give all students the best opportunity to present a complete picture of their qualifications.

Learn more about our admission standards.

Admission requirements, deadlines, and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Last Updated: 7/13/18