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Non-traditional Student Admissions

Students who graduated from high school seven or more years prior to the term of admission and have not previously attended a regionally accredited college or university, may apply for non-traditional admission.

Admissions Process


Complete by: We will begin mailing decisions on:
November 1 (Closed) September 15
Applications submitted with all required documentation and a $40 late processing fee will be accepted until November 15.


Complete by: We will begin mailing decisions on:
March 15 January 15

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. 


Complete by: We will begin mailing decisions on:
April 1 January 15

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. Be sure to mark the "Non-traditional" box on the application. Your Social Security Number can help expedite enrollment and financial aid, but is not required. 

Spring 2019 Application is now closed!


The non-refundable application fee must be submitted with your application. (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 must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the school. The high school transcript must include the date of graduation.  If there is no date of graduation, a GED test is required. 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: Docufide by Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, AVOW, Credentials Solutions, and Scrip-Safe. Please have them send the electronic transcript to
The Office of Admissions will inform you if other materials will be needed.

Your application will not be processed until we have received all documents and fees.

The University follows a rolling admission system, so applications will be processed as they are received. Admission decisions will be mailed to students soon after they have been processed.

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.

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.

Admission Standards

Eligibility of non-traditional applicants is based on the following:

    • Cumulative high school GPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale
    • Graduation from a regionally accredited high school, or a GED composite score of 550 or higher with all subscores 500 or higher. Update: for 2014 GED exam takers, candidates must score 150 or greater on all sections (on the 100-200 2014 GED scale).
    • Satisfactory completion of all high school core course requirements

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be required to submit additional information concerning their preparedness for university coursework. The Office of Admissions will notify you if additional information is needed.

If approved for admission, the applicant would be considered a matriculated (degree-seeking) student.

Last Updated: 3/11/19