May 2020 High School Counselor Newsletter


May 2020 Newsletter

Summer is finally here!

It's been a while, and all of us at the University of Utah hope that you and yours are staying safe and healthy! In this month's newsletter we hope to address changes due to COVID- 19, virtual events, deadlines, and frequently asked questions from counselors like yourself!

Office of Admissions Changes due to COVID-19

You can find the most up to date information on changes due to COVID-19 on our page here and you can also find our FAQ page here.

Although our lobbies are currently closed to walk-in traffic, if you have any questions you can call us at (801) 581-8761 or email the admissions counselor assigned to your school.

Virtual Appointments

Although our admissions counselors are not able to meet with students in person, they are available to talk via video. Students can make an appointment with their assigned admissions counselor here.

Confirm Intent to Enroll

We have extended the deadline to confirm your intent to enroll and pay the enrollment deposit from May 1 to June 1. Students who have confirmed their intent to enroll but feel the $300 enrollment deposit is a financial burden may request an extension. More information can be found here.

New student orientation

Once students have confirmed their intent to enroll and paid the deposit or requested an extension, they can register for orientation! Orientation will be virtual for students. Sessions fill up fast so we recommend students sign up as soon as possible. Learn more here 

Financial aid offers

Students can check their financial aid status in their Campus Information Services portal or contact the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (UOSFA). Any questions your students have regarding their award should also be directed to UOSFA. We have financial aid counselors that are available to work with students and families on how best to fund their U education.

Housing applications

The on-campus housing application for the Fall 2020 semester opened on February 10, 2020.

Students who received an admission application fee waiver are also eligible to receive a housing application fee waiver as well.  Students need to contact the housing office to request this fee waiver once they have applied for housing.

There are so many housing options for students we are sure your students can find one to meet their needs, including our new Kahlert Village which will open with almost 1,000 new beds this fall.  Check out this video for more information on Kahlert Village.

Due to high demand, we encourage students who are interested in living on-campus to submit their application as soon as possible once they are admitted.

The For Utah Scholarship

We are still working to spread the word about the For Utah Scholarship, which covers four years of tuition and fees for Pell Grant-eligible Utah residents who are first-time freshmen with a high school GPA of at least 3.2. To be considered, students will need to file their FAFSA and have their information sent to the U (our school code is 003675). More about the For Utah Scholarship can be found here! This is just another way the U is working to increase access to all students in Utah.

Scholarship INformation

Beyond our merit scholarships, there are additional scholarships from entities across campus available to students. Your students can find more information on these opportunities and apply for them here!

events for students


Virtual Events

Although we are currently not having any in person events or campus tours, students can sign up for one of our many virtual events! We have admitted and prospective student information sessions, and college information sessions. You can learn more here.

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