International Applicants

How do I know if I qualify to apply?

While we do not offer pre-evaluations for applicants, we do provide a class profile, including average test scores, years of work experience, and GPA (Need to pull MRED class profile and Greg working on employment data). This information can help you determine whether or not you would be a competitive applicant.

I have not taken the required tests for admission (GMAT/GRE, TOEFL). Do you offer conditional admission?

No, we do not offer conditional admission. All required exams must be taken before we will issue an admission decision.

I earned a 3-year bachelor’s degree – am I eligible to apply?

The University of Utah requires 4 years of college/university coursework as a minimum requirement for admission into a graduate program. Most students who earned a 3-year bachelor’s degree are required to complete additional college coursework to fulfill this requirement. For details on this policy and specific information about your situation, please contact the International Admissions Office at or 801-581-8761.

My undergraduate education was not on a 4.0 scale – how do I know if I meet the 3.0 GPA requirement?

After you submit your application, International Admissions officers will evaluate your transcripts and convert your GPA to a 4.0 scale. This GPA conversion will not be done until you have submitted your application (including copies of your unofficial transcripts) and paid the application fee.

Will you evaluate my credentials and tell me if I should apply?

Our office does not conduct pre-evaluations for applicants.

Where do I send my financial certification statement?

If possible, please upload your financial documents with your application. Otherwise, we will require your financial statement at time of admission.

What is non-resident tuition?

Please refer to the the MRED tuition page to find non-resident tuition rates.


How do I know if I am required to take the TOEFL?

Applicants whose first language is not English, including permanent residents who have had their PR card for less than 5 years, are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score for consideration.

Find information about TOEFL/IELTS waivers

What is your minimum TOEFL/IELTS score?

The MRED program requires a minimum TOEFL score of 90 or IELTS score of 6.5 for admission. Please note that our minimum standard is higher than the general University of Utah English proficiency requirement. If your score does not meet our minimum requirement, we recommend you retake the exam to achieve a higher score.

How will I know when you have received my TOEFL/IELTS score?

You will receive an email notification when your official TOEFL/IELTS score is received and added to your application. You can also check the status in your application portal.

I submitted my test scores but they aren’t showing up yet – what should I do?

TOEFL/IELTS scores can take up to 4 weeks to reach our office. Please take this into account when scheduling your exam date. If it has been 4 weeks since you took the exam and your score is still not showing in your application portal, you may contact our office to request help in locating your score.

What is your TOEFL code?

Our TOEFL code is 4853 for the University of Utah. Report your TOEFL score.

Applicants taking the IELTS exam can select University of Utah during or after testing to have their score submitted electronically. Report your IELTS score.

When should I take the TOEFL/IELTS?

TOEFL/IETLS scores can take up to 4 weeks to reach our office. We cannot process your application and make an admissions decision without your officially reported English proficiency exam score, so please take application deadlines into account when scheduling your exam date.

How can I waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement?

International students who have graduated from university or college in the United States often qualify for a TOEFL/IETLS waiver. To qualify for a waiver, you must either have continuously remained in the United States since graduation or, if you have left the United States, you must have graduated no more than 2 years ago.

Find more information about TOEFL/IELTS waivers

I haven’t taken the TOEFL yet – can I submit my application?

Yes – in fact, we encourage applicants to submit their application as soon as they can. However, you will be required to include your scheduled exam date on your application. Please note that we cannot make an admissions decision until we have received your official TOEFL/IELTS score as reported from the test administrator, so please take this into account when scheduling your test date. Official test scores should be reported to the University of Utah no later than the application deadline.