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October 2018 NEWSLETTER


Connecting U Day

Go beyond a campus tour and let us Connect U to the University of
Utah! Each fall, the Office of Admissions hosts an expanded recruitment program to provide prospective undergraduate students and their families a 'snapshot' of life on campus. We hope to see you on our campus Saturday, October 13, 2018 to learn more about the
admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, plus our academic and student success programs through a variety of breakout sessions.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA Now Open

The 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available at or through the myStudentAid app (Apple or Android). Students can complete it using 2017 federal tax information and the University of Utah's school code: 003675

Larry H. and Gail Miller Enrichment Scholarship

The online application for the Larry H. and Gail Miller Enrichment Scholarship is open as of October 1, 2018 and will close on December 1, 2018. Students must first complete the General Application before applying to the scholarship. Learn more about the Larry H. and Gail Miller Enrichment Scholarship here

NACAC Thank You

We had a blast having NACAC in Salt Lake City this year. We wanted to extend a big thank you to those who visited our campus during the conference or attended our sponsored events. We had nearly 500 counselors at our reception and over 1,000 counselors at the Pac-12 reception. Thanks for a great week! Please feel free to reach out at any time. We love to hear from you and we hope to see you again soon! 

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Testing Center Changes

The University of Utah is no longer offering the Residual ACT and Institutional TOEFL tests (locally scored versions; only valid at the institution they were taken). This is due to a decline in registration rates making them unsustainable. The testing center will still continue to offer the standard versions of the ACT and TOEFL tests. To register for ACT tests visit To register for the TOEFL go to

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 Upcoming Events


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Bringing the U to You Counselor Breakfast

The University of Utah is coming to a city near you. Enjoy breakfast on us while talking with staff from the University of Utah and learning what the U has to offer. Bring your questions and get information on new changes coming to the application process, academic programs, majors, applying for financial aid, scholarships, and more.

Find your location and RSVP

Honors College Priority Deadline

The priority deadline for the Honors College is November 1. Applicants can submit the application as part of the U of U general admissions. The Honors College is a place for motivated, engaged students to make a difference and impact the world. Students get unique opportunities to learn critically and develop excellent communication and problem solving skills.

Learn more about applying here

Bringing the U to You - Students

Bringing the U to You sends our admission counselors to a city near you. The program highlights the opportunities the U offers inside and outside the classroom. Speak with an admissions counselor and representatives from both Housing & Residential Education and the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Bring your questions and get information on academic programs, majors, applying for financial aid, scholarships, housing options and more.

Find your location and RSVP

Financial Aid Workshops

The University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (UOSFA) is hosting two workshops on campus for prospective students. Students can learn more about how to apply for different aid options, such as scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans. UOSFA staff will give an informational presentation for the first thirty minutes. The remaining hour and a half will be devoted to one-on-one help and questions. Space is limited in the labs and it is recommended to arrive on time. 

October 23, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Marriott Library, Room 1745

October 26, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Marriott Library, Room 1009

Unable to attend? There will be additional workshops in the upcoming months. For more information, visit

Engineering Day 2018

Engineering Day is a half-day event open to high school students, undecided majors, parents, transfer students, and anyone interested in engineering at the U. This event is FREE and is designed to introduce participants to a variety of engineering disciplines.

Participants will have the opportunity to tour our engineering facilities, find out what research is happening in the College, and attend exciting engineering presentations/demonstrations. Participants are required to register for sessions online. Lab tour space is limited thus presentations and demonstrations will be going on concurrently.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Warnock Engineering Building

Registration opens October 22

More information and registration for Engineering Day here


Science day

Science Day at the U is a great way for students to get some hands-on exposure to a variety of science programs. Students attend science workshops and experience first-hand the exciting research and educational opportunities available at the University of Utah. During the lunch and closing ceremonies, one $3,000 scholarship and three $1,000 scholarship prizes will be awarded.

November 3, 2018

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Student Union Building

Registration required and is now open

More information and registration for Science Day here


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Last Updated: 10/11/18