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Prospective & New Transfer Students

  • Things to bring to your appointment
    • Summary of Transfer Credits (if you've been accepted) OR a copy of your transcripts from your previous school(s). Unofficial transcripts are fine.
    • Syllabi and course descriptions for courses that you would like to have evaluated to count for General Education or Bachelor's Degree requirements at the U.
  • Compile a list of your questions
    • Writing them down or noting them in your phone or tablet is a great way to guarantee that you don’t forget to ask something.
  • Don’t expect one stop shopping. We wish we could do it all but we can’t!
    • Transfer Program advisors have a wealth of knowledge about transferring to the U but we can’t do everything.
    • In some cases we will need to refer you to other agencies and departments on campus to accomplish some of your goals.
    • We promise to help you with everything we can, and then we guarantee to help you get connected to the right place.

Petitions

General Education and Bachelor’s Degree Exceptions

  • Things to bring to your appointment
    • Copies of course descriptions and syllabi
    • A personal statement that explains why you believe you qualify for an exception to policy
    • If you have a first bachelor’s degree from another university, bring transcripts from that institution
  • Read the criteria for the GE and Bachelor’s Degree requirements you are interested in petitioning

Late and Retroactive Withdrawals

  • Things to bring to your appointment
    • A personal statement that explains why you were not able to withdraw from courses by the deadline
    • Documentation from any third party who can verify assertions you make in your statement (e.g., medical, legal, employer letters, etc.)

Classes & Registration

  • Generate and review your Degree Audit.
    • You and your advisor will discuss your Degree Audit in your appointment.
  • Bring ideas for your class schedule.
  • Compile a list of your questions.

 

Restarting Your Education

  • Things to bring to your appointment
    • Unofficial transcripts for any college credits earned after your attendance at the University of Utah.
    • A compiled list of questions
  • Have access to your student information
  • Review your previously earned credits and explore majors available
    • Generate and review your Degree Audit (formerly called DARS).  Find information about running and reading Degree Audits here.
    • Search through majors available and consider which majors might match your priorities, goals, and needs.
    • If looking for an expedient major, use the filters to search by major flexibility or review online degrees available.
  • Know there are resources for you! While you may not be in the same place you were when you started your degree, know that the university still offers resources and opportunities for you!
    • Utilize video guides for new students.
    • Familiarize yourself with student resources. You can discuss what might benefit you or what meets you needs with an academic advisor.
  • Don’t expect one stop shopping. We wish we could do it all, but we can’t!
    • In some cases, an advisor will need to refer you to other offices and departments on campus to accomplish some of your goals.
    • We promise to help you with everything we can, and then we guarantee to help you get connected to the right place.
Last Updated: 11/4/22