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Appeals

A future at the University of Utah is possible, so don’t be discouraged if you were denied admission this time around.

Here are some steps you can take to improve your application and strengthen your chance of admission in the future. Let’s do this!

Appealing an Admissions Decision

Can I Appeal My Denial?

If you were denied but have new and compelling information that was not included on your initial application, you can submit an appeal.

What is Required for an Appeal?

To appeal a decision, you must provide:

You may also submit the following, but it is not required:

  • Two complete Letter of Recommendation forms (PDF)
    • These forms must be completed by someone who is familiar with your academic potential, preferably a current teacher or academic counselor.
    • Letters from family members or friends will not be considered.
  • Supporting documentation to substantiate new and compelling information such as an an updated transcript or further documentation of extenuating circumstances.

When is my appeal packet due and when will I receive a decision?

Spring 2023 Term

Deadline to submit your Appeal: December 1, 2022

Date by which you’ll receive a final decision: December 7, 2022

Summer 2023 – Full Term

Deadline to submit your Appeal: April 21, 2023

Date by which you’ll receive a final decision: May 1, 2023

Summer 2023 – Second Session

Deadline to submit your Appeal: June 15, 2023

Date by which you’ll receive a final decision: June 20, 2023

Fall 2023 Round 1

Deadline to submit your Appeal: March 1, 2023

Date by which you’ll receive a final decision : April 15, 2023

Fall 2023 Round 2

Deadline to submit your Appeal: May 15, 2023

Date by Which You’ll Receive a Final Decision : July 1, 2023

Fall 2023 Round 3

Deadline to submit your Appeal: August 1, 2023

Date by Which You’ll Receive a Final Decision : August 15, 2023

Re-applying After Being Denied

What should I do if I was denied as a freshman applicant?

We advise you to attend another regionally accredited institution and earn at least 30 credit hours at a cumulative GPA of 2.60 or higher, though meeting this standard does not guarantee admission.

If you wait to reapply until after you have completed 30 transferable semester hours or 45 transferable quarter hours, your high school record will not be included in the review of your new application.

What should I do if I was denied as a transfer applicant?

Continue attending your current school and retake any courses with low grades in order to raise your transfer GPA.

  • Please note that we do not honor academic renewal at other institutions.

Earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

  • If you have done so, the admissions GPA requirement is 2.35 or above.

Need Assistance?

We’re here to help! If you have questions regarding the appeals process, please contact us at admissions_appeal@utah.edu or 801-585-9987.