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Test Optional FAQ

The Test Optional program accommodates high school students who wish to apply to the university for Fall 2021 but have limited access to ACT/SAT testing due to the impact of Covid-19. Read more about the test optional program here.


ACT/SAT test scores are required for merit scholarship consideration. Learn more at financialaid.utah.edu.

No, the For Utah scholarship is based on Pell eligibility. Students do not have to submit an ACT or SAT for consideration for this scholarship.

Yes, competitive ACT/SAT test scores are required for direct admission to the College of Engineering. Admission is highly competitive and ACT/SAT test scores help identify students who are prepared for the rigors of engineering study.

ACT/SAT scores are not required. Follow the essay prompts in the Common Application to apply to the Honors College.



  • All international applicants must provide proof of English proficiency. We know that our international students have the greatest potential for success when they have an effective comprehension of the English language. Visit admissions.utah.edu/english-proficiency to view approved ways to demonstrate English language proficiency.