Admissions & Application Requirements
Minimum Academic Requirements for Admission
Applicants must meet academic minimum requirements for admission. The requirements listed are the minimum set by the Graduate School of the University of Utah and do not guarantee admission into the certificate program. Applicants are evaluated with respect to university and departmental requirements and with respect to the pool of available applicants.
The minimum academic requirements for graduate admission are as follows:
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college/university,
- At least a 3.00 or higher undergraduate weighted mean GPA*
- International students must have an H visa to be eligible for the certificate program if a graduate program is not indicated. F1 or J1 visas are only acceptable if the student is in a graduate program. Students who hold an F1 or J1 visa and do not have a graduate program are not eligible for the certificate programs.
The certificate program has rolling admissions and applications will be considered at any anytime. The deadlines outlined below are to be considered for students needing to apply through the Office of Admissions as a Non-Matriculated student or a Seeking Second Bachelors student. If any late fees are required, it is the student’s responsibility to cover those fees.Office of Admissions Deadlines:
- Fall – April 1
- Spring – November 1
- Summer – March 15
- Complete an internal certificate application
- Submit unofficial transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the online application has been complete and the student has submitted their unofficial transcripts to Kelsey Townsend, the student’s application will be reviewed. Once an admissions decision has been made, the student will be notified by email of the final decision.
If admitted into the certificate program:
- Registration options:
- Option 1: Enroll in a graduate program. If you are a matriculated student in a graduate program you must receive permission from your home program to earn the certificate. Please submit the agreement form to Kelsey Townsend after permission is granted.
- Option 2: Enroll as seeking second bachelors. If you do not have a graduate program, you must apply through the Office of Admissions as seeking second bachelors, i. Intended Major – undecided
*Please note that if a student has any intention of applying for a graduate program and anticipates coursework taken as a certificate student will apply, they must be mindful of what degree status they apply under. Seeking second bachelors students are eligible to apply for financial aid, but can only apply 6 credits hours’ worth of certificate coursework towards their desired graduate program. Likewise, non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial aid, but can apply up to 9 credit hours towards a graduate program. For more information please refer to the Office of Admissions.