Getting Started at UVU

APPLY TO UVU 

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:

  1. High School Transcripts are considered official if they are submitted one of the following ways:
    1. Emailed DIRECTLY from the high school to: admissions@uvu.edu.
    2. Faxed DIRECTLY from the high school with a fax cover sheet to: 801-863-8913.
    3. Sent by mail from the high school to: UVU Office of Admissions 800 W. University Pkwy. MS 106 Orem, UT 84058.
  2. College Transcripts will be considered official if they have been issued within the last 6 months and they arrive at UVU either:  
    1. Electronically from the college/university sent to etranscriptr@uvu.edu using a secure transcript exchange company or certified PDF document
    2. By mail from the college/university in a sealed envelope to: UVU Office of Admissions 800 W. University Pkwy. MS 106 Orem, UT 84058.
  3. Official ACT/SAT or Math & English Placement scores must be received by the Office of Admissions by the admissions deadline.
    1. Students under the age of 20: Current ACT/SAT scores are required. If the ACT or SAT has not been completed, or is expired (Math expires after two years, English expires after three years), placement testing (ACT-R or Accuplacer) is required. Information, exam costs and hours are available at uvu.edu/testingservices.
    2. Students 20 and older: Math and English placement test scores are required. Students can take the Accuplacer at the UVU Testing Services in the Wolverine Service Center. Information, exam costs and hours are available at uvu.edu/testingservices.
    3. If college level English or math courses have been taken, and transfer in to UVU, those credits may be able to be used instead of placement testing.  

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

Deferring students: If you plan to defer, skip the next steps and visit uvu.edu/admissions/deferred

ADVISING & ORIENTATION

Before registering for classes, you will be required to meet with your adviser and participate in orientation. Classes fill up quickly so plan to fulfill your advising and orientation requirements as soon as possible.

Advising – After completing the above steps, meet with your adviser to get personalized help and for the final clearance to register for your classes. To locate your adviser, visit uvu.edu/advising.

Orientation – All students are required to complete new student orientation before registering for classes. For information on how to fulfill your orientation requirement, visit uvu.edu/orientation. Orientation is designed to make your transition to university life a success and introduce you to the many services, programs and resources available at UVU.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

After your adviser has removed your registration hold and you have fulfilled the mandatory orientation requirement, log on to MyUVU, 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.

PAY TUITION 

More information on tuition deadlines can be found on the Student Timetable located at uvu.edu/schedule. UVU’s early Payment Deadline is approximately 1-4 weeks before the start of classes. Students must have tuition paid in full, financial aid awarded, or be enrolled in a UVU Tuition Payment Plan to prevent their class schedule from being dropped for nonpayment on this deadline. Late Fees are assessed weekly at 20% (up to $200 maximum) beginning the first Wednesday after the start of the semester. Enrollment in the UVU Tuition Payment Plan before the late fee deadline will prevent late fees from being assessed on your account.  To access UVU’s online payment services, log on to MyUVU and click on "Financing & Paying for your Education" under the "Student" Tab, then click on the "Tuition Payment Plus" link to make a payment, enroll in a payment plan, access payment history, or grant authorized user access. For additional information visit uvu.edu/cashier.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

There are many scholarship opportunities available including academic merit, need based, departmental scholarships and more. Visit uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships for information.

To apply for Federal Student Aid funds:

1.  Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. UVU’s school code is 004027.

2. Complete all eligibility requirements under the Financial Aid Requirements section of your MyUVU account.  You can contact financial aid at 801-863-8442.

 

TEXTBOOKS 

You can purchase textbooks online through MyUVU. Locate “Student Services & Resources” under the “Student” tab, then “Book Search.” Or visit the UVU Bookstore in the Sorensen Student Center. In lieu of traditional texts, some courses use integrated textbooks/materials that students access online through CANVAS.  The charge for CANVAS e-books is assessed at registration and will appear on the student bill.

 

ID CARD

After registering for class, get a UVU OnceCard or UV PlusCard at Campus Connection in the Sorenson Student Center. Your UV OneCard 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 UVU Greenbucks 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. Parking permits are available from the Parking Office at 936 W. 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 students make a successful transition to university life. For more information, visit uvu.edu/firstyear.

 

DEFERRED ENROLLMENT 

Taking a break from school? Apply to UVU before you leave and UVU will wait for you! This is called deferred enrollment, 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/returning, 801-863-8404 or uvu.edu/admissions/deferred.

 

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).  (Please note: To have the tuition and fee charges removed from your account, you must file the LOA before the 100% Refund Deadline as outlined on the student timetable. If you file the LOA after the 100% Refund Deadline, your classes will be dropped but you will still owe the related tuition and fees.)  Learn more at uvu.edu/registration/leaveofabsence, 801-863-8404 or leaveofabsence@uvu.edu.


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