Before You Start

Welcome to the University of Utah!

Soon you will be on the vibrant University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. Before you arrive, complete the steps below to avoid common issues or delays for international students.

Our dedicated personal advisors make sure all your questions are answered and ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.

Before you start on any of the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!

China

China

Latin America

Latin America

Middle East/North Africa

Middle East/North Africa

North America

North America

North Asia

North Asia

Russia/ Central Asia/ Eastern Europe

Russia/ Central Asia/ Eastern Europe

South Asia

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

UK and Western Europe

UK and Western Europe

Abbie

Abbie (North Asia excluding Korea)

+852 8481 0532

Whatsapp: +852 8481 0532

Email Abbie
Ajith

Ajith (India)

+91-971-722-2408

Whatsapp: +91-971-722-2408

Skype: ajitks10

Email Ajith
Alexis

Alexis (North America)

+1 239-744-9468

Whatsapp: +1 239-744-9468

Wechat: alexis0426

Email Alexis
Alice

Alice (Northwest)

+1-857-315-8730

Whatsapp: +1-857-315-8730

Wechat: aliceqinus

Email Alice
Alsu

Alsu (Middle East/North Africa)

+7 939 346 09 59

Whatsapp: +7 939 346 09 59

Email Alsu
Bibiane

Bibiane (Korea)

+82-10-7711-6538

Whatsapp: +82-10-7711-6538

Email Bibiane
Chau

Chau (Vietnam)

+84-908-792-892

Whatsapp: +84-908-792-892

Skype: diemchau.dt

Email Chau
Chau Luu

Chau Luu (Vietnam)

+84 962 442 193

Whatsapp: +84 962 442 193

Skype: live:chau.luuquynh

Email Chau Luu
Chris

Chris (Southwest)

+1-508-948-7542

Whatsapp: +1-508-948-7542

Wechat: chris040594

Email Chris
Daniyal

Daniyal (Pakistan)

+92 310 588 8648

Whatsapp: +92 310 588 8648

Email Daniyal
Doris

Doris (South China)

+86-150-1870-6751

QQ: 2282183545

Email Doris
Ekta

Ekta (India)

+91-965-001-0409

Whatsapp: +91-965-001-0409

Skype: ekta.aneja05

Email Ekta
Evie

Evie (China)

+86 182 1096 7343

Wechat: eseviewu

QQ: 1034905349

Email Evie
Isha

Isha (India)

+91 9953550789

Whatsapp: +91 9953550789

Email Isha
Jane

Jane (West China)

+86.159.2876.6884

QQ: 713070180

Email Jane
Kelly

Kelly (China)

+86 15901806534

Wechat: 447619658

QQ: 447619658

Email Kelly
Laxmi

Laxmi (India)

+91 98183 96406

Whatsapp: +91 98183 96406

Email Laxmi
Lisha

Lisha (North China)

+86-183-1016-8200

QQ: 18310168200

Email Lisha
Marianna

Marianna

+34-692-46-41-16

Whatsapp: +34-692-46-41-16

Skype: marianna.zubenko

Email Marianna
Mark

Mark (Central China)

+86-158-0062-4575

QQ: 15800624575

Email Mark
Maya

Maya (Middle East/North Africa)

+971 58 156 0328

Whatsapp: +971 58 156 0328

Email Maya
Nikita

Nikita (India)

+91 9310587075

Whatsapp: +91 9310587075

Email Nikita
Rakesh

Rakesh (India)

+91 9096507300

Whatsapp: +91 9096507300

Email Rakesh
Sahil

Sahil (India)

+91- 9811718710

Whatsapp: +91- 9811718710

Email Sahil
Sakshi

Sakshi (India)

+91-995-351-0160

Whatsapp: +91-995-351-0160

Skype: arorasakshi187

Email Sakshi
Sanjukta

Sanjukta (North America)

+91-9820162776

Whatsapp: +91-9820162776

Email Sanjukta
Saranya

Saranya

+66-96-982-0007

Whatsapp: +66-96-982-0007

Skype: awesome.saranya

Email Saranya
Sofya

Sofya (North America)

+1 347 399 35 72

Whatsapp: +1 347 399 35 72

Email Sofya
Sonam

Sonam

+91-999-647-1494

Whatsapp: +91-895-004-9050

Skype: sonam.parashar3

Email Sonam
Taha

Taha (Pakistan)

+92-307-333-6878

Whatsapp: +92-307-333-6878

Skype: tshahid29

Email Taha
Tiffany Chan

Tiffany Chan (North Asia excluding Korea)

+886 903006063

Whatsapp: +852 9222 3579

Email Tiffany Chan
Valeria

Valeria (Latin America)

+57 310 7880364

Whatsapp: +57 310 7880364

Email Valeria
Vicky

Vicky (North China)

+86-135-2182-7910

Wechat: vickychen7910

Email Vicky
Viraja

Viraja (South & West India)

+91 7028090894

Whatsapp: +91 7028090894

Skype: +91 7028090894

Email Viraja
After you receive the electronic copy of your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:
  1. Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
  2. Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth) and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  3. Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.
After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the U.S. Embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.
    1. Complete your Visa Application.
    2. Pay your I-901 (SEVIS) fee.
    3. Visit usembassy.gov  to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive, and required documentation.
    4. Notify your personal Enrollment Advisor of the date and embassy of your visa appointment.
    5. Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:

How to Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa

We are so excited for you to join us on campus! To ensure a smooth transition to your new home, plan to arrive on or before your official move-in day. Airport pickup is available at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

Once you book your flights, you must fill out the student arrival form. If your family is joining you, you must also complete the family arrival form.

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​​We are looking forward to meeting you in person!

For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please click here.

Accessing your CIS account will allow you to complete the remaining steps on this list, including submitting a photo for your Student I.D., Accessing your Umail, submitting your Immunization documents, and so forth.

UTAH Student in outdoor

Log in to cis.utah.edu using the university ID (UNID) included in your admissions letter and your default password (which is your birthdate in MMDDYY format).

If you are experiencing any issues while trying to login please contact the University Information Technology (UIT).

University Information Technology (UIT)

For Quickest Response:
Talk to a Help Desk Agent: 801-581-4000
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (MST) & Saturday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (MST)

For Less-Urgent Issues:
email: helpdesk@utah.edu
Email inbox is monitored: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (MST) & Saturday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (MST)

Official University email accounts, which are called Umail Accounts, are available to Utah Global students. Official University communications will be sent to students’ official University Umail address. Students are expected to check their UMail account on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with University-related communication.

Go to www.umail.utah.edu and log in with your University I.D Number (uNID) and password.

If you are experiencing any issues while trying to login please contact the University Information Technology (UIT).

University Information Technology (UIT)

For Quickest Response:
Talk to a Help Desk Agent: 801-581-4000
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (MST) & Saturday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (MST)

For Less-Urgent Issues:
email: helpdesk@utah.edu
Email inbox is monitored: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (MST) & Saturday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (MST)

UCard Office

All Utah Global students are required to submit an ID photo before your move-in date. Any student wo does not submit their ID photo before arrival will not be able to have their ID pre-printed and will likely not be able to use their meal plan (on-campus housing), access to buildings (on-campus housing), utilize free public transportation, and much more.

UCARD PHOTO UPLOADER

Avoid waiting in lines and submit your photo for your UCard online. It’s fast and easy! Once submitted Utah Global will pick up your UCard and distribute them to you during orientation. Do not forget to complete this as soon as you get access to CIS. Go to UCARD PHOTO UPLOADER to start! For more instructions please see the button below.

If you have any questions please email Ucard Services at: ucard@utah.edu or call them during the adjusted office hours, Union Office (801-581-2273).

UTAH school Transcript
School Transcripts

All incoming undergraduate Utah Global students are required to submit official copies of the documents submitted with the initial application. There are two important documents to be submitted in-person, electronically, or by physical mail:

Contact your school to send your transcript(s) and diploma to the University of Utah’s Office of International Admissions or submit your documents in-person to Utah Global during orientation.

*Keep in Mind – If you submit your transcripts and/or graduation certificate in-person it must be in an untampered envelope that has been sealed with adhesive by the school. If at any time the original envelope has been opened, whether by you or by anyone else, they will be considered unofficial.

  • If you submitted your application with an incomplete transcript while you finished 12th grade or if you had in-progress classes at a post-secondary institution, you need to submit final official transcripts with grades posted.
  • If you have any university-level education/transfer work, you will also need to submit an official transcript from this university with official English translation (if it was not originally written in English).

Information about transcripts and graduation certificates can be found below.

Transcripts

In order to be considered official, transcripts must include:

  1. Sealed with adhesive inside the school’s letterhead envelope.
  2. Sent by the school.
  3. Be in English when possible.
  4. Include all Final Grades including the date of graduation.

*Please do not send official international transcripts via email or fax as they will not be accepted as official.

If your international school uses the following electronic transcript services they will be considered official:

*When requesting your transcripts using any of these services please use this email: admisstranscripts@utah.edu

Hard copy transcripts can be sent directly to the university by mail in a sealed envelope with adhesive to:

The University of Utah
Office of Admissions
201 South 1460 East, Room 250s
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA

High School Diploma (Graduation Certificate)

If you graduated from high school, you will also need to submit your high school diploma unless the graduation date is already listed in your high school transcript. Your paperwork must include:

  • An official copy of your diploma (graduate certificate) from your school.
Make your payment in full two weeks before you arrive to avoid enrollment delays and ensure an on-time start.

Follow the instructions below to submit payment for tuition and fees:

  1. Flywire by Peer Transfer: Please visit The University of Utah’s flywire portal to complete the transfer process. Please note that you cannot use a US credit card or US bank account.
You will need to complete and submit the following forms before your arrival:
  1. Immunization Requirement: Immunization Requirements: Students who attend the University of Utah are required to be fully vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). With the full FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the university is also requiring COVID-19 vaccination. You will need to provide the Student Health Center with the dates of when you received (2) MMR vaccines or the dates of when you received (2) Measles, (2) Mumps and (1) Rubella Vaccine and one of the approved COVID-19 Vaccines. For further information, view the Immunization Requirements Policy
  2. FERPA Disclosure Form: Complete this form prior to your arrival.
All incoming undergraduate Utah Global students are required to submit official copies of the documents submitted with the initial application. There are two important documents to be submitted in-person, electronically, or by physical mail:

Transcripts
In order to be considered official, transcripts must:

  1. Be sealed with adhesive inside the school’s letterhead envelope.
  2. Be sent by the school.
  3. Be in English when possible.
  4. Include all Final Grades including the date of graduation.

*Please do not send official international transcripts via email or fax as they will not be accepted as official.

If your international school uses the following electronic transcript services they will be considered official:

  • Credentials Solutions
  • National Student Clearing House
  • eScrip-Safe
  • Scoir

*When requesting your transcripts using any of these services please use this email: admisstranscripts@utah.edu

  • Hard copy transcripts can be sent directly to the university by mail in a sealed envelope with adhesive to:

The University of Utah
Office of Admissions
201 South 1460 East, Room 250s
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA

High School Diploma (Graduation Certificate)

If you graduated from high school, you will also need to submit your high school diploma unless the graduation date is already listed in your high school transcript. Your paperwork must include:

  • An official copy of your diploma (graduate certificate) from your school
Tasks
  1. Contact your school to send your transcript(s) and diploma to the University of Utah’s Office of International Admissions or submit your documents in-person to Utah Global during orientation.
    *Keep in mind: If you submit your transcripts and/or graduation certificate in person, it must be in an untampered envelope that has been sealed with adhesive by the institution. If at any time the original envelope has been opened, whether by you or by anyone else, they will be considered unofficial.
    If you submitted your application with an incomplete transcript while you finished 12th grade, or if you had in-progress classes at a postsecondary institution, you need to submit final updated official transcripts with grades posted.
    If you have any university-level education/transfer work, you will also need to submit an official transcript from this university with an official English translation (if it was not originally written in English).
Before you arrive, please be sure to take the ALEKS placement exam, which indicates which math course you are ready to begin.

The deadline is December 28, 2022. There are learning modules incorporated in the site if you wish to practice, and you may take the test up to 3 times. If you have an SAT or ACT score you wish to use in place of the test, please be sure to send a copy of the results to this address (utgacademics@utah.edu). If you’ve already sent them to the University of Utah, you need to send another copy of the results to Utah Global since we don’t have the same operating system as the university.

Here is some very important information for you as you prepare to start your Utah Global program at the University of Utah for the Spring 2023 semester. The Math placement test (ALEKS) is required for ALL STUDENTS for your Spring 2023 enrollment and must be completed as soon as possible as it impacts your class schedule. The deadline is December 28, 2022:

 
Math Placement Test
All students must complete the math placement test in order to register for classes. If you have not yet completed the test, be sure to follow the instructions below to do so:
We recommend doing this test now. ALEKS PPL can be completed in 90 minutes. You can take the proctored test up to three times using the Respondus LockDown Monitor. ALEKS PPL requires the use of LockDown Browser and proctor called Respondus Monitor. The proctor requires a webcam which can be part of your computer or an external plug-in.

To ensure LockDown Browser and the webcam proctor are set up properly, complete the following steps:

    1. Go to www.aleks.com and select SIGN UP NOW. Create a login and a password.
    2. Enter this Course Code:MU3WW-FM3YH. Check that you are in the correct cohort (group), which is called Math Assessment, Spring 2023. Click “Confirm.”
    3. Start the test and select Download LockDown Browser.
    4. Open the installation file and follow the instructions in the wizard to install the browser.
    5. Return to ALEKS and click “Launch LockDown Browser + Webcam” to start the assessment.
    6. The first time LockDown Browser + Webcam is launched, you will be prompted to complete a Webcam Check.

This will ensure your webcam is working properly, as well as check for system requirements.

Once those two steps are complete, you can either continue into the assessment or exit and return later when you are ready.

Keep in mind: you will be required to a) show identification, b) have good lighting & c) exit all other programs on your computer for it to work properly.

Have you taken university-level courses at another institution? Please send the course syllabi for all classes from which you hope to transfer credits, and academic advisors will review. Pending review, you may receive credit towards General Education or Major Coursework requirements. Syllabi need to be officially translated into English (if they were not originally written in English).

Please email utgacademics@utah.edu with the syllabi of your university-level courses and the following:

  1. Your first and last name (you given name and surname)
  2. U of U ID number
  3. Intended major and/or minor

You may include concurrent coursework (courses taken at a university while you were still attending high school/secondary school) or courses you took at another university before transferring to the University of Utah.

You can set up a US bank account and sign up for a US phone plan before leaving your home country with our trusted provider, Ellis

Important Dates

Payment Deadline:

December 21, 2022

Move-in Date:

January 4, 2023