Getting Started at UVU


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5 STEPS

to guide you from application to attendance


The admission deadlines are August 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester. To submit the online application and pay the application fee, visit uvu.edu/admissions. Along with the application, you must submit the following:
  • Official transcripts:
  1. High school transcripts will be considered official if they arrive to UVU from the high school in an unopened envelope, emailed (admissions@uvu.edu) directly to UVU from the high school or faxed (801-863-8913) to UVU directly from the high school.
  2. College transcripts will be considered official if they have been issued within the last 6 months and arrive to UVU from the college/university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically from the college/university to etranscriptr@uvu.edu using a secure transcript exchange company or certified PDF document.
  • Official ACT/SAT or Accuplacer scores: Current ACT/SAT scores are required for all students under the age of 20; all students 20 or older are required to take the Accuplacer placement test. If the ACT or SAT have not been completed or are expired (two years for math and three years for English), placement testing (ACT-R or Accuplacer) is required and can be taken at Testing Services in the Wolverine Service Center. Information, exam costs and hours are available at uvu.edu/testingservices. . All testing must be completed before the admission deadline.

Have official transcripts and test scores sent to the Admissions Office:
UVU Admissions, MS-106
800 W. 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.


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. To locate your advisor, go to uvu.edu and click “Find Your Advisor” or visit uvu.edu/advising .


All students are required to attend a half-day mandatory orientation before registering for classes. You may register for an orientation session by visiting uvu.edu/orientation . Orientation sessions fill up quickly; register early to guarantee your spot. Orientation events are designed to make your transition to university life a success and introduce you to the many services, programs and resources available at UVU.


After your advisor has cleared you and you have attended the mandatory orientation meeting, log on to UVLink, go to the “Student” tab and select “Planning Your Education.” Inside the "Registration Tools for Students" section, select "Look Up Classes.” For questions regarding registration, call One Stop at 801-863-4636. Fall registration opens in early April; spring registration opens in early November.



More information on tuition deadlines can be found on the student timetable located at uvu.edu/schedule. Students must have tuition paid, financial aid awarded or be enrolled in a UVU Tuition 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:

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID:

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

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

TEXTBOOKS:

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 uvu.edu/parking . 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.

HOUSING:

Student housing information is available at uvu.edu/housing 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 housing@uvu.edu or call the housing hotline at 801-863-8659.

FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE:

FYE programs are designed to help first-time freshmen make a successful transition to university life. For more information, visit uvu.edu/firstyear .

DEFERRED ADMISSION:

Taking a break from school? Apply to UVU before you leave — UVU will wait for you! This is called deferred admission, created for those who need time off for a humanitarian or religious mission, military service, health issues or financial or family responsibilities. By applying before you go, you can hold your scholarship, get priority registration upon returning, designate someone to register for classes for you, access financial aid or veteran’s benefits and determine your future class schedule. Learn more at uvu.edu/admissions/deferred/ or deferredadmissions@uvu.edu .

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 uvu.edu/registration/leaveofabsence , 801-863-8404 or leaveofabsence@uvu.edu. or leaveofabsence@uvu.edu .

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