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Freshman Students

You are considered a freshman applicant:

  • If you have not previously enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university, or
  • You have only enrolled in college courses prior to high school graduation

Items required for a complete freshman application:

  • Application

  • Application Fee

  • Official ACT or SAT Scores

  • Official High School Transcript

  • Official GED Scores (If applicable)




 Admissions Process

  • 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.
  • Learn more about our admission standards. 
  • We recommend students complete our list of courses during their high school years. 

If you are interested in aplying for the Honors College please check for the application deadlines here


Completed applications are evaluated as they are received and notification of admission decisions are sent on a rolling basis. 

Complete by: Notifications will be sent on:
November 1 Rolling Basis


Complete by: Notifications will be sent on:

November 1

*Deadline for automatic consideration for merit scholarships.

Note: Priority deadline for 19-20 school year has changed (previously December 1). 

January 15

February 1

*Deadline for automatic consideration for need-based financial aid. 

March 1
March 15 Rolling


Complete by: Notifications will be sent on:

November 1

*Deadline for automatic consideration for merit scholarships.

January 15

February 1

*Deadline for automatic consideration for need-based financial aid. 

March 1
April 1 Rolling
  • Applications submitted after the admission deadline will be charged an additional $40 late processing fee and will be evaluated on a space-available basis.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the University will discontinue processing applications without notice after the final deadline. 
  • Apply for admission by submitting the application for undergraduate admissions. Be sure to fill out the application completely, as it will be used to determine admissibility, residency for tuition purposes, and eligibility for merit based 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.
  • The application fee for undergraduate domestic students is $55, this fee is non-refundable.
    • *Please note, an additional late fee of $40 will be charged for applications submitted after the final application deadline.
  • 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 on campus.
    • *Please note that 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.
  • Please submit an official high school transcript.
  • Paper transcripts can be mailed directly from the high school, or brought in person in an envelope sealed by the high school to:

The Office of Admissions
201 S 1460 E, Rm 250 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

  • Electronic transcripts requested through one of the following services to be delivered to our email . *Please note that transcripts sent directly through email or fax will not be considered official.
    • SENDedu
    • Parchment
    • National Student Clearinghouse
    • Credentials Solutions
    • Scrip-Safe
If you have taken the GED exam in place of a high school diploma, please have your official GED scores sent directly from the GED website. 
  • You can request that your scores be sent to the University of Utah using the following test code numbers:
    • 4274 for the ACT
    • 4853 for the SAT
  • Test scores received via a high school transcript will not be considered official.
  • 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.

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

Last Updated: 5/15/19