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Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the University of Utah are students who attended another college or university. Students may be applying from another U.S. institution, or a post-secondary school in another country.

As a transfer applicant to the University of Utah Asia Campus, you will go through the same rigorous application and admissions process as students applying to our Salt Lake City campus. You must submit the same documentation and meet the same standards to be offered admission.

Our admissions decisions are released on a rolling basis—the earlier you apply, the earlier you will hear back from us, and the more competitive you may be for both admission and scholarships.

Students who submit their online application prior to the Priority Application Deadline are given priority scholarship consideration.

Be sure to review the deadlines carefully, and as you move through the admissions process, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

Please note that the applications process for transfer students is different than for freshman. Prospective students who have taken courses at other institutions should confirm whether they should follow the incoming freshman or transfer student application process.

You can apply online by submitting our online application. (Please note that Internet Explorer can cause compatibility issues. We recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to complete your application.)

The non-refundable application fee is $65. A $40 late fee will be required after the deadline. Please do not send cash.

Official university transcripts must be submitted from all schools you have attended. Your school(s) may send these by regular mail, or as electronic transcripts via Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, or Scrip-Safe.All school records should be sent directly from the school attended, or from the Ministry of Education (where applicable). All school records not issued in English must be in the original language and accompanied by a certified English translation.If your school does not send transcripts by mail directly, you may forward your official documents to us in a sealed envelope issued by your school.

If transfer applicants have fewer than 30 transferable credit hours, they must also submit secondary school records, This includes transcripts for secondary school (Gr. 9 - 12).

All documents should be sent directly to our Office of Admissions in Salt Lake City at the following address:

University of Utah

Office of Admissions

201 S 1460 E, Rm 250s

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


English Proficiency Score: If you are a non-U.S. citizen who has attended a non-U.S. accredited high school, you are required to submit one of the following English Proficiency Test Scores:

  • iBT/TOEFL: 80 or above
  • IELTS: 6.5 or above
  • TOEIC: 695 or above
  • ACT: English score of 18 or higher
  • SAT: Reading Test 27 or higher

Scores must be less than two years old at the time of admission and should be sent to the University of Utah via the official testing agency. English proficiency waivers are offered to students who satisfy one of our waiver requirements.


ACT or SAT: If you are a U.S. citizen or a citizen of an approved English-speaking country you must submit ACT or SAT scores. If you have attended high school in the U.S. or U.S. accredited international schools for two and a half or more years, you must submit an ACT or SAT score.


Other Ways to Demonstrate English Proficiency

  • Receive a grade of “C” or better in a college-level English Composition course (equivalent to WRTG 1010 – Intro to Academic Writing at the U or WRTG 2010 – Intermediate Writing: Academic Writing & Research) at a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university
  • An associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university completed within two years of admittance


How to Send your Test Scores Officially: Please have your scores sent electronically to the University of Utah Office of Admissions. You can do this by using the following Codes:

  • TOEFL Code: 4853
  • IELTS: Please contact your testing center and have them send your results directly to the University of Utah Office of Admissions
  • SAT Code: 4853
  • ACT Code: 4274


All other approved scores will need to be sent to 4853


*If the name on your test result is different from the name you put on your application, please contact with the name information so we can match the score with your application.


 Everyone who applies will send us their academic information. Additional information is your chance to stand out! You can submit an essay, letter of recommendation, resume, list of activities, or anything else you want us to see. Be sure to clearly indicate your name and date of birth on your submission.

 You can track your application status at You will receive your official admissions result by email, and admissions decisions typically take 3 – 4 weeks, but may take longer depending on the time of year and your individual application.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines



FALL 2019

1st Priority Deadline

Dec 7, 2018

May 4, 2019

2nd Priority Deadline

Jan 7, 2019

June 29, 2019

Final Deadline

Feb 1, 2019

Aug 1, 2019

* Students who apply by the 1st Priority Deadline will have priority on scholarship consideration.

* Applications submitted after the 2nd Priority Deadline will be subjected to an additional $40 application fee.

Term Dates



FALL 2019

Classes Begin

Feb 25, 2019

Aug 26, 2019

Classes End

Jun 5, 2019

Dec 6, 2019

Admissions Standards

Identifying applicants who are well prepared for academic success is one of the keys to providing our students with an extraordinary undergraduate experience.

How your Courses Will Transfer

Learn how your past university coursework has prepared you for a University of Utah education.




Last Updated: 8/29/18