Step 1: Apply for Non-Degree Seeking Admission
Applicants who are not current, matriculated University of Utah students will need to submit a non-matriculated (non-degree seeking) application for admission. (Note: the non-matriculated application is the same as the undergraduate application. Once the application is started, applicants can elect to apply for non-matriculated status).
To be eligible for non-matriculated admission, applicants must:
- Have graduated from high school three or more years prior to the registration term or, be accepted into a University of Utah-sponsored certificate program. If you do not meet this requirement, additional information will be required to prove college-readiness and will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- For GED-holders, a minimum 550 composite score with no individual score below 500 is required.
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or seeking asylum or refugee status. Students wishing to attend on a visa may be eligible for non-degree seeking status, however, will be granted admission for one term only.
- International students requiring an F-1 visa are not eligible for non-matriculated admission.
- Note that permanent residents and other international applicants must meet English-proficiency requirements.
- Have a cumulative transfer GPA of 2.6 or higher. Students who have an associate of arts or an associate of science degree from a regionally accredited institution may be admitted with a 2.35 GPA or higher.
- Please note that while the university requires a 2.6 GPA, the certificate requires a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
- If you have previously attended The University of Utah as a degree-seeking student, then it is required that you have received a bachelor’s degree from any regionally accredited institution prior to attending as a non-degree seeking student.
- Find more information about non-matriculated admission.
Step 2: Apply for the Graduate Certificate
Once you’re admitted as a non-matriculated student, you can submit the Eccles School graduate certificate application.
The GCIS application will ask applicants to:
- Upload an unofficial copy of transcripts from all institutions attended
- Provide a personal statement describing why you’re interested in this program as well as your educational and professional goals (2000 character limit)
- Upload your professional resume
- Provide verification of University of Utah student status (student ID number)
Non-matriculated students are required to apply for non-matriculation admission prior to applying to the certificate program. For students not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, admission into the GCIS is contingent upon admission to the University as a non-matriculated student.