Transfer Students


Transfer students are those who have already attended any other universities or colleges. Whether you've taken a few classes or are far along in your studies somewhere else, you can do more at the University of Utah.

If you have earned fewer than 30 semester credits after high school, we still welcome your application to the U. Your application will follow guidelines for freshman applicants, which includes high school transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores.



Admissions Process

The applications process for transfer students is different than for freshman. Prospective students who have taken courses at other institutions should confirm whether they should follow the incoming freshman or transfer student application process.

Semester Application Deadline* Notifications will begin:
Spring 2018 November 1 September 15
Summer 2018 March 15 Rolling
Fall 2018 Scholarship Priority Application Deadline: February 1
Final Deadline: April 1

*Transfer student applications are rolling throughout the year. 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. 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. 

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

Official college transcripts must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from ALL schools attended. The University of Utah verifies prior enrollment at US colleges and universities using the National Student Clearinghouse. The University of Utah accepts electronic transcripts as official from the following agencies only: Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Credentials Solutions, and Scrip-Safe. Please send electronic transcripts to Transcripts can also be mailed to the Office of Admissions at 201 South 1460 East, Room 250S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112.

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

Applicants will be considered for admission after meeting these requirements:

  • Complete 30 semester credits or more of transferable coursework from a regionally accredited college or university. Please note that if you have completed fewer than 30 semester credits after high school, you will also need to submit materials required by Freshman applicants, including high school transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores. Transfer students are not conditionally admitted.
  • Applicants transferring from another college or university are expected to have previously graduated from an accredited high school.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher. Students who have an associate of arts or an associate of science degree from a regionally accredited institution may be admitted with a 2.35 GPA or higher. (Note: we do not honor academic renewal at other universities).

Additional Guidelines

  • Applicants admitted with in-progress transcripts are subject to the review of a final college or university transcript. You must have already completed 30 semester credits to be considered for this.
  • Remedial courses will not be accepted as part of the required 30 semester credits, such as courses below the 1000 level (i.e. Math 990) or the 100 level (i.e. Math 90).
  • Applicants not meeting the admission standards may be considered for admission on an exception basis if their special talents or diversity enhances the University's life and character.
  • If you do not meet the above requirements, it is likely you will not be admitted. Plan to continue attending another regionally accredited college or university and reapply after you have 30 semester or 45 quarter transferable credits with a 2.6 GPA.
  • 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. 

Have Questions? Need Help?

Contact our Admissions Counselors for any questions you have. See who you are assigned to, or schedule an appointment with a Transfer Admissions Counselor.

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Transferring Your Credits

Your transfer credit evaluation will occur once you've been admitted. Log into Transferology to see how your courses will transfer, and contact us with any questions.

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Admission into Selective Majors

Many undergraduate majors have admission requirements more stringent than those required for entry to the University. Transfer students should consider those requirements as they plan their junior college curriculum. Our getting ready transfer guides can help you prepare for transferring to the University of Utah without any surprises.

Visit our Getting Ready Transfer Guides

Last Updated: 8/7/18