First-Year Student

Whether you’re starting college straight out of high school or later in life, we have the resources at SUU to help you succeed. Reach out to your admissions rep for personalized information on degree options, paying for college, life at SUU, and help through the admissions process.


Tuition & Scholarships

SUU is the only school in Utah who hasn’t raised tuition in the past two years, and that is so T-Birds like you can earn your education without breaking the bank. Contact your admissions rep for more details on your final cost to attend.


March 01
Scholarship Deadline


May 01
Accept your Scholarship


Current High School Students

Applicants who are still in high school may apply for admission as an undergraduate student starting after high school graduation in the middle of the junior year. Transcripts with grades posted through mid-year are required to be considered for admission. First-time freshmen have not attended a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school.

Transcripts may be submitted through an electronic service, or uploaded, or sent by U.S. mail.

First-time freshmen with a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher will be fully admitted. First-time freshmen with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 will be provisionally admitted and require a secondary review.

Students planning to defer attendance until another year should apply for admission before the deadline for the fall semester after graduation in order to be eligible for scholarships. Attendance and scholarships may then be deferred to the future term. Applications must be complete and a request for review must be received at least three weeks before the first day of the semester.

High school students desiring to take University classes for concurrent enrollment are admitted based on the established GPA and must meet individual class requirements.


Former High School Students

First-time freshmen who have graduated from high school or taken the GED or HiSET and have not attended a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school.

Freshmen with a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher will be fully admitted. Freshmen with an GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 will be provisionally admitted and require a secondary review.

Transcripts may be submitted through an electronic service, or uploaded, or sent by U.S. mail.

Applicants who have graduated five or more years before the application semester or are 24 or more years old are admitted based on the cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 2.0 or the equivalent GED or HiSET scores.


Non-Traditional Students

A non-traditional student graduated from high school five or more years prior to attendance and has not attended another college or university. Students are admitted with an unweighted high school GPA of 2.0 or equivalent GED/HiSet scores. Students not meeting minimum admission requirements must have completed the application and a request for review must be received at least three weeks before the first day of the semester.


Returning SUU Students

A returning student is someone who attended SUU previously and has not attended another college or university after leaving SUU. If another college or university has been attended after attending SUU, the student must meet the transfer student requirements in addition to SUU requirements.

Returning students must be in good academic standing (a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA) in order to be unconditionally readmitted. Students with less than 2.0, left on probation, or were academically suspended must request a review by the Academic Standards and Admissions Committee. A request for review must be received at least three weeks before the first day of the semester.

Students returning to SUU must:

  • If two or more semesters have passed since last attending SUU, submit an application for readmission along with a $15.00 reapplication fee.
  • If less than two semesters have passed since last attending SUU, contact the admissions office to update your application.