International Freshmen Admissions

INTERNATIONAL FRESHMAN


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Freshman applicants who are completing or have completed their secondary education (high school) and have not yet attended any post-secondary institution (college or university). If you have taken AP, IB or A-level coursework and received college credit, you will still apply as a freshman as long as you have not previously enrolled in another accredited post-secondary institution (college or university).

**Please note that if you are applying for the Spring 2020 semester and are currently located outside of the United States, seeking an F-1 student visa, we cannot guarantee we will be able to issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility if your application and immigration materials are not submitted before November 1, 2019.

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APPLICATION PROCESS


  • Apply

    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 the admissibility. Once an application has been started, you will be able to save and continue at any time until submitted. After you have submitted your application, changes cannot be made.

    APPLICATION FEES

    - The non-refundable application fee for international students is $65. Fees cannot be waived for visa holders. A $40 late fee will be required after the admissions deadline. Applications are not complete until the application fee has been paid. Please do not send cash.

    F1 visa applicants who currently live outside the US
    If you will be seeking an F-1 student visa, we cannot guarantee we will be able to issue an initial I-20 Certificate of Eligibility if both of the following have not taken place before the deadlines below:

    • An admissions decision has been reached
    • ALL immigration documents have been received and verified

    For any further questions related to this timeline please contact our office.  The immigration document deadlines for students living outside the United States are as follows:

    • Spring 2020: November 1st, 2019
    • Summer 2020: To Be Announced
    • Fall 2020: To Be Announced
  • Deadlines

    Before submitting your application please be aware of the application deadlines and I-20 document deadlines.

  • Required Documents

    - Transcripts (mark sheets, school records, grades) for secondary school (9-12). Official English translations must be provided if the transcripts are only in the native language.

    - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable to complete the admissions application and can be scanned or e-mailed directly to iao@utah.edu.

    - Before starting classes at the University of Utah, students must submit an official copy of their secondary school transcript and proof of graduation directly to the Office of Admissions.

    - If you have taken the GED exam in place of a high school diploma, please have your official GED scores sent directly from the GED website.

    - Official printed transcripts can be dropped off in a closed envelope sealed with adhesive at the International Admissions service window in the Student Services Building (SSB) or mailed to:

                 The University of Utah
                 International Admissions
                 201 South 1460 East, Room 250s
                 Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA

    *Please do not send official international transcripts via email or fax as they will not be accepted as official.

    - If your international school uses the following electronic transcript services they will be considered official:
                 Credentials Solutions
                 Parchment/Naviance
                 National Student Clearing House
                 eScrip-Safe
                 Scoir

    *When requesting your transcripts using any of these services please use this email admisstranscripts@utah.edu.

  • Proof of English Proficiency

    English language proficiency is critical to your success at the University of Utah. Please see how freshman applicants can demonstrate English proficiency.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Letters of recommendation are not required for an application for admission to the University of Utah.  To keep the admission evaluation process consistent across all applicants, the Office of Admissions does not review any letters of recommendation submitted with an application for admission.

  • Personal Essays

    Personal essays are also not required for an application for admission to the University of Utah. To keep the admission evaluation process consistent across all applicants, the Office of Admissions does not review any personal essays submitted with an application for admission.

    Students applying to the Business Scholars Program or the Honors College will be required to submit an essay as part of the application for admission to be considered for entry into either program. The essay prompt for each program can be found in their respective sections in the application for admission.

  • Track Your Application Status

    Your application will be evaluated once we receive a completed application, application fee, and all required documentation. The status of your application can be tracked here.

    Please allow 7-10 business days for the online tracker to reflect newly received materials.