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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 that need to be taken 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). Students will receive their admissions letter by January 15 for Fall admission.  

  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.

  If you haven't already, complete the FAFSAat 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.

  For additional scholarship opportunities, look in the department of your intended major or through campus organizations. Some departments and organizations offer scholarships for incoming freshmen. Most departmental deadlines are at the beginning of Spring semester.

  If you received a scholarship offer from our office, read the award letter carefully. Merit and diversity scholarship offers are sent out one week after admissions decisions and need-based awards are sent out by the end of March. Most of the merit scholarship offers through the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (UOSFA) must be accepted/declined by May 1 through CIS.

  Accept financial aid awards through the financial aid award letter link in Students that completed the FAFSA process by February 1 will receive their financial aid award packages in early April by mail and e-mail.

  Confirm your intent to enroll with the Office of Admissions by May 1 for students enrolling in Fall semester. 

  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, Attn: Atir Edwin 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 2018 tuition is due Friday, Aug. 31.


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: 7/30/18