Transfer Students


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Am I a Transfer Student? 

You are a transfer student if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have previously attended a regionally accredited college or university after successfully graduating from high school or obtaining your GED.
  • You have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree.

Items Required for a Complete Transfer Application:

  • Completed Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts (from ALL regionally accredited institutions attended)

***If you have under 30 transferrable credit hours you will be required to submit:

  • Official High School Transcripts (with posted graduation date)
  • Official ACT or SAT Scores

Notice: Spring 2019 Application is now closed!



Admissions Process

  • The University 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.
  • We do recommend that you aim to have a transfer GPA of 2.6 or higher, or 2.35 or higher with a completed associates of arts or associates of science degree.
  • Your transfer GPA does not include: remedial credit, credit received from non-regionally accredited institutions, and credit awarded by exam (AP, IB, CLEP, FLATS, etc).
  • If you have completed less than 30 transferable semester hours or 45 transferable quarter hours, you will also be required to submit an official high school transcript with date of graduation, and official ACT or SAT scores.

Spring Semester

Complete your application by: Notifications will be sent on:
November 1 (closed) Rolling Basis

Summer Semester

Complete your application by: Application Deadline*
March 15 Rolling Basis
The priority deadline for application to the Honors College is November 1  

Fall Semester

Complete your application by: Application Deadline*
April 1 Rolling Basis
The priority deadline for application to the Honors College is November 1  
Scholarship Priority Application Deadline is February 1  

If Applying after the Final Admissions Deadline:

  • Applications submitted after the admissions deadline will be charged an additional 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 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 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. Learn more about how to qualify for an application fee waiver.


  • Please submit official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges or universities you have previously attended.


  • Paper transcripts can be mailed directly from the college or university, 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 can be 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


  • Your application will be evaluated once we receive a completed application, application fee, and all required documentation. Use our application tracker to see your status. 

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.

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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Course Transfer Standards

Transfer credit earned at other regionally accredited colleges and universities is normally accepted for advanced standing if the work is parallel in nature to programs offered at the University of Utah, and if grades D- or better have been earned in the credited courses. Please note: Prerequisite courses and major courses may require higher grades. Check with your major advisor for additional information. The transfer evaluation and summary of transfer credit is subject to audit and re-evaluation. Any appeals for credit not recognized by the University of Utah for transfer should be initiated in the Office of Admissions. 

Students who have an associate of arts or associate of science degree, or have completed the general education program at another Utah state-supported college or other university are considered to have satisfied the University of Utah's general education requirements. Also, completion of an associate of science or associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited comprehensive community college will satisfy the University of Utah's intellectual exploration and writing portion of general education requirements. The mathematics and American institutions requirements must be completed, if not included in the associate degree. Additional graduation requirements in mathematics, writing, language, etc. are required for graduation. An associate of applied science degree does not clear general education requirements. 

Last Updated: 5/6/19