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Second Bachelor's

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Students who have completed a recognized bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution should apply as second bachelor's degree students.

Restrictions: Students are not eligible to pursue a second bachelor's degree within the same program from which they previously graduated. For example, a student who has earned a BA in Psychology cannot pursue a BS in Psychology. 

Admissions Process


Complete by: We will begin mailing decisions on:
November 1 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 midnight on May 8.


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. Your Social Security Number can help expedite enrollment and financial aid, but is not required.  Learn more under 'Privacy Act Notice' below. 


The non-refundable application fee for domestic students is $55. (An additional $40 late fee will be required after the deadline, until the final cut-off date.)  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

Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the school, and must include the degree completed. The University of Utah accepts electronic transcripts as official from the following agencies only: Docufide by Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, AVOW, Credentials Solutions, and Scrip-Safe. Please send electronic transcripts to

Your application will be processed after we have received all documents and fees. Admission decisions will mailed to students soon after they have been processed.

Admission Standards

Admission for students seeking a second bachelor's degree will be based on:

  • a cumulative GPA of at least 2.35, and
  • Good academic standing at the last institution attended.

How your degree will affect which classes you will take.

Your previous bachelor's degree will clear most of the General Education requirements, but certain requirements (American Institutions, Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning) will need to be evaluated individually to determine if you have taken specific courses that may apply. Learn more about General Education requirements.

Courses taken during the first bachelor's degree are not transferred individually or posted to the official University of Utah transcript. However, it is possible to use some of the courses to complete prerequisites required in the second degree. Take a copy of your transcript(s) to your advisor in the department of your major to determine what courses you will need to complete.

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.


Last Updated: 4/19/19