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We get it. Starting off your college experience can seem like a confusing and intimidating process. Don’t worry, we promise to help you every step of the way.

This student checklist will walk you through your first steps.

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Receive your Acceptance Letter
Jan 12, 2023

Congratulations! You’re in and now the fun begins.

Create your CIS account
As a new student, your Campus Information Services (CIS) account will allow you register for classes, pay tuition and much more. Log in to using the university ID (UNID) included in your admissions letter and default password (which is your birthdate in MMDDYY format).
CIS Portal
Confirm your Enrollment & Submit your Deposit

Your next step is to confirm your intent to enroll at the U and pay your enrollment deposit by May 1. You MUST confirm your enrollment if you want to apply for housing.

Confirm Enrollment

Activate your UMail account

Communicate with the university and your professors while staying updated on all important information at the U. Your UMail will automatically be set up as your

How to access UMail:

(Having trouble accessing your UMail? Connect with Campus Help Desk)

Fill out the FERPA form

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) forbids the university from releasing personal identifiable student educational records or files, or personal information contained in those files, without the student's written consent, except in specified situations. Click the button below to begin filling out your FERPA form.

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Create a FERPA PIN & give it to your Authorized Payer(s)
In order for ANY student information to be released to a designated third party, the student's uNID must be provided along with the student created PIN code. It is the student's responsibility to give that required information to the designated third party. A third party that is not correctly identified and verified, will be denied. Students may update the PIN code and list of third parties at any time.
Fill out the FAFSA

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, loans, and work-study.

23/24 FAFSA opens: October 1, 2022

Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships (optional)

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, loans, and work-study. Visit to learn more. Visit to apply for scholarship opportunities.

23/24 FAFSA opens: October 1, 2022

Apply for Housing (optional)
Jan 16 - Apr 3, 2023

Want to live on our world-class campus? Visit to begin your application for your new home at the U or join a living-learning community (LLC) of students with similar interests!

January 16 First year 2023-2024 Housing Application Opens
April 3 First year LLC/TC deadline
May 3 First year Traditional Housing Application Deadline

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, explore the many delicious dining options we have on campus. Find the meal plan that’s right for you here.

Register for New Student Orientation
Registration opens Jan. 30, 2023

During New Student Orientation, we will help you register for classes and walk you through every thing you need to get your first year off to a stellar start. Each New Student Orientation has a set number of available spots so make sure to register here.

You can also register for Swoop Camp, an optional program designed to complement orientation and help better prepare you for life at the U.

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Explore Health & Wellness Resources
Your mental and physical well-being is of the utmost importance to us. We have resources available to help you take care of yourself.
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Prep for New Student Orientation

Since you'll be signing up for classes at NSO, you should take some time before-hand to think about what you want to study! Our fantastic Academic Advisors have made this process simple, by outlining some tips & resources for you to get your mind expanding. Check them out here:

Get Ready

Explore some majors

We want you to pursue your passions in life. We have a seemingly endless library of majors for you to choose from to fulfill those passions. Click here to start exploring our majors at the U!


Submit your final transcripts

Please have your high school submit your official high school transcript sent at the time of application submission or earlier if possible. Emailed transcripts will not be considered official. For more information on how to submit your transcripts, click here and navigate to the "Send Official High School Transcripts" tab.

Submit Official Transcripts for Concurrent Enrollment or Dual Credit
If you completed any courses during high school for college credit, you will need to submit an official transcript from the college or university that is granting this credit. These must be sent from the credit-granting college or university and be submitted to the University of Utah’s Office of Admissions.

Pay tuition and fees

Student can pay for tuition and all university fees using a variety of methods. For more information, click here.

Spring 2023 Tuition deadline: January 20, 2023 at 4:45pm

Summer 2023 Tuition deadline: May 24, 2023 at 4:45pm

Fall 2023 Tuition deadline: September 1, 2023 at 4:45pm

Campus & Department Visits

Schedule a visit and learn all about our world-class campus and academic programs. Click here to schedule a campus visit. Want to learn more about a specific department? Click here to contact a department and schedule a visit.

Confirm AP & class credits have been received by the U

We know how hard you have worked to get here. For more information on submitting your Advanced Placement (AP) credits to the U, click here. Students who qualify can receive Unviersity credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. Click here to learn more.

Complete your Training Modules
We want the U to be a safe and inclusive for everyone. That’s why all students must complete a series of training modules on key topics to create the best community possible.
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Apply for ADA accommodations, if needed
The University of Utah provides a variety accommodations to students with disabilities. Click below for more information.
Apply Now
Register for Handshake to explore job & career opportunities
We're not just here to guide you through your courses, we want to help you succeed in your future career. Handshake allows you to explore job opportunities, contact employers and more.
Join Handshake
Make sure your immunizations are up to date

It's important to keep yourself and our campus community healthy. Please view our immunization requirements below.

Immunization Requirements

Want more information?
Check out the University Undergraduate Bulletin.