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Admitted Freshman Guide

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Utah.

This guide will help you with the next steps before you begin your classes.

Admitted Checklist

  Read your admissions letter carefully because it includes your student ID, which you need in order access Campus Information Services (CIS). 

  Create your CIS account at using your student ID and password that was provided in your admissions letter. 

  Activate your university e-mail account (UMail). at All university communications are sent to your UMail account, so be sure to check it often and submit requested information in a timely manner.

  Complete the FAFSA at if you are interested in need based scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study.

  Check your financial aid status status in if you completed the FAFSA. Follow up on any requests from the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid in a timely manner. Make sure your financial aid file is complete by the Feb. 1 Financial Aid Priority Date for consideration for all available aid options, including need based scholarships, grants, and work study.

 Apply for department scholarships

  Accept financial aid through the Financial Aid Tile and the Financial Aid Offer Letter link in  

 Confirm your intent to enroll and pay the enrollment deposit with the Office of Admissions by May 1 for students enrolling in Fall semester. Merit scholarships are automatically accepted when you commit to the University of Utah. 

  If you are planning on deferring admissions, please visit Not all scholarships can be deferred. Please refer to your award letter. The Office of Admissions will notify the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid of a deferment request. UOSFA will contact the student if the request for scholarship deferment was approved/denied.

  If you received a scholarship outside of the University of Utah, please have the donor send the check to our office. It helps to have your student ID or other identifiable information with the check. Please sent scholarship checks to: University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid,  201 South 1460 East Rm 135 Salt Lake City, UT 84112.

  Register for New Student Orientation at Orientation is mandatory for new students. Registration spots fill up quickly, so sign up ASAP! 

  Pay any outstanding balance on tuition, by the deadline. Fall 2021 tuition is due Friday, Sept. 3.


Freshman Admission/ Scholarship Deadlines

Dec. 1 - Priority Admission Application Date

For Merit and Diversity Scholarships

Feb. 1 - Financial Aid Priority Date

For Need-Based Scholarships

Campus Scholarships

Scholarships opportunities are available through University of Utah departments. Departments have a separate application process than the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for grant, need-based scholarship, work-study consideration.

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Online Resources

Looking for additional scholarships? Check out our extensive list of online scholarship resources.

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Last Updated: 3/25/21