Steps to Guide You From Application to Attendance

Complete Admissions Application & Submit Necessary Documentation

International Students

A. Fill out the application completely.  (You must be 18 years or older to apply).

New International ESL Student Packet (Information PDF)

B. The Affadavit of Support for an International Student at Utah Valley University

To be completed by the person who will be providing money for tuition, fees and living expenses, with an original bank statement or Tax return attached. Please note: If you are sponsoring yourself you will need to provide a letter from your bank showing the needed amount on deposit under your name. ALL FINANCIAL SUPPORT PAPERS MUST BE IN ENGLISH, SHOWING AMOUNTS IN U.S. DOLLARS.

C. Official Transcripts or Records

Send official transcripts or records, with your application, showing you have graduated from a school level that meets U.S. high school requirements for graduation.

  • All transcripts must arrive at UVU in an unopened envelope from the sending institution and must be printed within the last six months to be considered official. Items must be postmarked before the admission deadline.

Transfer Students

D. Transferring from Another Institution

If you transfer from another institution in the United States, your previous school must complete the Transfer certification form. Put your name on the top of the document, and give the form to the previous school. The previous school will complete the form and send it directly to Utah Valley University along with an official copy of your transcript from their institution.

Mailing Address
UVU Admissions MS-106
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-5999


If you have any questions, please contact the international admission advisor; 801-863-8475 or  email the admission office at

Residents/Citizens of USA

A. Apply Online below.Be sure to have drivers license, social security number, and some method of payment available before you begin the application.

B. A $35 application fee must be paid with a credit card/debit card or check at the time of submission. Please check your your SSN, drivers license number, and High School Information for accuracy.

C. In order to complete your admission to UVU, the following documentation is required for all freshman students:

  1. High School Transcripts:
    1. Official High School Transcripts - Official transcripts MUST be submitted in a sealed envelope from the high school.
    2. GED Certificate or
    3. Notarized Homeschool Form (pdf)
  2. ACT/SAT Testing
    1. Official ACT Scores
    2. Official SAT Scores

Accuplacer testing can be /used in place of ACT/SAT for students that are 20 or older by the first day of the semester. Any student 19 or younger as of the first day will be required to submit ACT or SAT scores. For students who need to take the ACT/SAT, the ACT-R can be taken at UVU Testing Services.

Mailing Address
UVU Admissions MS-106
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-5999

Once your application and all required documentation are received by UVU, we will send an acceptance letter with your UV ID number to the email address you provided on your application.

A declaration of major is accomplished through the Application for Admission. Students desiring to change their majors after acceptance to the University are required to meet with an Academic Advisor.




Notice of Processing Time

Please allow 3-4 weeks for documents to be reviewed, processed, and returned to you in time for your current school to transfer your SEVIS record (I-20) to UVU prior to the beginning of class. You will be required to attend a mandatory orientation for all new UVU students.

Simply completing the admissions application does not finalize admission to UVU.

Depending on your student type, you will be required to submit supplemental documentation to complete your admission. It is important to submit the information in a timely manner as some documentation can take time to review and process.


Check in at the International Student Services


Check in at the International Student Services when you arrive in Utah. This office will provide you with important information as:
  • International Student Orientation Date/Place
  • TB test
  • ESL Compass Test and other ESL Testing
  • ESL Advisor
  • Tuition Information
  • ID Card and Bus Pass

Also Check Arrival Procedures for Students at:


English Proficiency Score


English Proficiency Score Requirements

If you are applying for English as a Second Language no test score is required to be submitted in your application form. However, upon your arrival you must take the ESL Compass Test at the Testing Center. If your score was 89 or below, you need to take an Oral Proficiency exam and a Writing Proficiency test for appropriate level placement. Please contact the ESL Placement Coordinator to know the placement schedule; office WB 145e. These EXAMS WILL DETERMINE YOUR FIRST SEMESTER CLASSES and they must be taken prior to registering for classes.

If you receive a score of 90 or better, you have tested out of ESL classes. Please contact the Academic Counseling Center for more information, 801.863.8425; office: LC 402

Note: You must attend at least one full semester before testing out of ESL and requesting an undergraduate I-20.


Meet with your ESL Academic Advisor and Register for Classes


After completing the above step, meet with your advisor to get personalized help and to be cleared to register for classes. You cannot register for classes until your advisor releases the registration hold.

ESL academic advisor office is located in LA 221R; 801-863-8729


Attend ESL Orientation


All students are required to attend a two hour mandatory orientation before ESL classes starts. The ESL Orientation event is designed to make your transition to university life a success and introduce you to the many services, programs and resources available at UVU.

Fall registration opens in early April; Spring registration opens in early November.


Pay Tuition


Payment deadlines are August 14, 2013, for fall semester 2013, Dec. 11, 2013, for spring 2014 and May 7, 2014, for summer 2014. More information on tuition deadlines can be found on the student timetable located at Students must have tuition paid, financial aid awarded, or be enrolled in a UVU Short Term Payment Plan to prevent their class schedule from being dropped for nonpayment. To access UVU’s online payment services, log on to UVLink and locate “Financing & Paying for Your Education” under the “Student” tab.


Other Important Information:


You can purchase textbooks online through UVLink. Locate “Student Services & Resources” under the “Student” tab, then “Book Search.” Or visit the UVU Bookstore in the Sorensen Student Center.

ID Card:

After registering for a class, get a UVOneCard/UVPlusCard at Campus Connection in the Sorensen Student Center. Your UVOneCard gives you access to the UVU Library, athletic events, student activities and computer labs, as well as a 5-percent discount at UVU Dining Services if you open a UV GreeenBucks account for on-campus purchases. You can also activate your UTA Bus Pass at Campus Connection.

Parking Permits:

Parking permits are required to park anywhere on UVU’s Orem Campus and West Campus. UVU uses license plate reader technology and assigns a digital permit to your vehicle’s license plate at the time of permit purchase. Parking permits are available from the parking office at 936 S. 400 West or online at . The parking office website also provides parking maps, parking regulations and other information to assist you in parking on campus. You can also contact the parking office at 801-863-8188 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.


Student housing information is available at UVU does not own or manage any housing or dormitory options on or off campus. The department works with local landlords to provide accurate housing information so students can choose the most suitable housing while attending UVU. You may also email the department at or call the housing hotline at 801-863-8659.


First-Year Experience:

Leave of absence:

If you have already enrolled in at least one class at UVU and need time off, be sure to file a leave of absence, which offers the same benefits as deferred admission (see above). Learn more at , 801-863-8404, or

Scholarships and Financial Aid:

The deadline for scholarship applications is Feb. 1. Apply for scholarships at You can contact scholarships at 801-863-8443.

To apply for federal and state aid, follow these steps:
(1) Obtain a PIN at (2) Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at (3) Check UVLink for your financial aid status and to read important email notices. You can contact financial aid at (801) 863-8442.