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University of Utah - 2016

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General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Applicants for freshman admission are evaluated using a holistic review process. This review includes consideration of the following:
Excellence in Academic Achievement, Intellectual Pursuits, and Creative Endeavors; GPA/Rigor of High School Curriculum; Standardized Test Scores (ACT/SAT); Academic Distinctions; Significant Commitment to Citizenship through Public Service, School Activities, Community Engagement, Leadership, or Familial Responsibilities; Satisfactory completion of all high school core course requirements: 4 yrs. English; Math, 2 years beyond elementary algebra; 3 years Biological/Physical Science; 1 yr. American Government/History; First and second year (level) of the same foreign language taken during grades 7-12; Students are also evaluated on their Personal Achievements and Characteristics: Personal Qualities, Integrity, Maturity, Motivation and Resilience; Significant Commitment to Citizenship through Public Service, School Activities, Community Engagement, Leadership or Familial Responsibilities; Demonstrated Understanding of and Respect for Historically Underrepresented Populations; Ability to Contribute to and Benefit from a Culturally and Intellectually Diverse Learning Community. For additional requirements see
Students who have completed at least 30 semester credits from a regionally accredited college or university after high school should apply as Transfer Students. Test credits (AP, IB, CLEP, Language, etc.) do not apply toward the 30 semester credit requirement. Concurrent enrollment will not be included in the 30 semester credit requirement unless the student has attended another college or university for at least one semester after high school graduation. The 30 required hours need to be completed at the time of application.
If you have earned fewer than 30 semester credits after high school, you will also need to submit materials required by Freshman applicants, including high school transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores.
• Freshman Applicants will be notified of their admission status on specific dates depending on when their application is complete. Applications completed by:
◦ Dec 1 will be notified Jan 15
◦ Feb 1 will be notified March 1
◦ March 15 will be notified on a rolling basis
• Transfer, Returning Students, Second Bachelor’s, Non-traditional, and Early Admission will be notified on a rolling admission system. Admissions decisions will be mailed to students soon after they have been processed.


Exceptions: Students who have completed all of the listed requirements, except for the high school core course requirements, may be admitted "conditionally" depending on their placement on the Admission Profile. Students admitted "conditionally" will need to complete the high school course deficiencies prior to earning 30 semester hours at the University of Utah.
Students not meeting the admission criteria may be considered for admission on an exception basis if their special talents or diversity enhances the institution's life and character.