General Information

  UVU Admissions Policy

Utah Valley University maintains an open admission practice, admitting all applicants whose qualifications indicate they may benefit from the instructional programs offered. UVU provides educational opportunity free from discrimination in accordance with federal and state law and University Core Values. Applicants must adhere to established admission deadlines and provide all required application material as stipulated by the University.  Admission deadlines and required application materials are published in the current UVU catalog and the UVU website. Admission to the University does not constitute admission into an individual major or program of study. Some programs of study may require additional program admission processes. Enrollment standards are established by President's Council. Newly admitted students who do not meet the enrollment standards shall be guided through a series of requirements designed to support their academic success.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

As a member institution of the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE), UVU participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). This program offers reduced tuition for students whose permanent residence is in one of the participating states: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. The WUE tuition rate is 150% of the Resident tuition rate for the semester in which the student is enrolled. WUE is only available to students that have not previously completed a Bachelor's degree.

Admitted UVU students interested in taking advantage of this program must complete and submit a WUE application for each academic school year. For information regarding the WUE scholarship and application, please visit the Scholarship website and click on the appropriate scholarship year for which you are applying. The Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 school year application will be available from November 1, 2016 – August 1, 2017. The application for Spring 2017 only will be available from October 1, 2016 - December 1, 2016.

Additional WUE Information can be found on our WUE webpage.

Non-Resident Waiver

Even as a non-Utah resident, you may qualify* for in-state tuition at UVU.

Deferred Admissions

Take advantage of UVU's deferred admission program, which encourages future students to apply now, but enroll in courses upon their return.

HB 144

HB 144 is legislation that allows qualifying undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at a Utah college or university.

Incarcerated Students

To comply with Title IV regulations, no more than 25% of incarcerated students will be admitted to Utah Valley University. Students are asked to disclose if they are incarcerated on the Admissions Application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to some of the most common questions about admissions at UVU.