Below are answers to frequently asked admission questions. If your question is not answered or you have any other questions, please contact the School of Graduate Studies at (435) 797-1189.

Your application will not be processed or evaluated until the $55 application fee is paid. The only exceptions to this policy are for honors students and McNair Scholars. If you qualify for one of these exceptions, contact Joan Rudd (435) 797-1187.
Yes, we accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit card payments for the application fee. You will be prompted to pay when you complete your online application.

You will need to provide the card type, number, expiration month and year and the name on the card.

You can check the status of your application here. Go to your supplemental items to verify which items we have received.

When your application is complete, it will be forwarded to the academic department for evaluation. Some departments may require additional credentials. You will need to check with the department for more information. Different departments also have different evaluation processes.

We cannot predict how long the evaluation will take. Based on the recommendation of the academic department, an official letter of admission or denial will be mailed to you from the dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

Graduate assistantships and scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by the individual academic departments. After admission, you should contact the department to which you have been admitted to apply for an assistantship.

Learn more about funding and assistantships.

We do not have a preadmission process. Your admissibility cannot be evaluated by the academic department until a complete application package is received. We cannot estimate your chances of admission. Your completed application will be forwarded to the academic department for evaluation and you will be notified in writing as soon as a decision is made.
While many departments have specific application deadlines, other departments admit students throughout the year. The time it takes to process an application is primarily dependent on the speed with which the School of Graduate Studies receives letters of recommendation, transcripts and test scores. In some cases, this process may take 6-8 weeks. Applicants should plan accordingly.
The institutional code we have been assigned by Educational Testing Services (ETS) is 4857 (GRE, TOEFL) and 2237 for tests administered by Pearson (GMAT, MAT). The institutional code and the department code will be provided for you at the testing site when you take the examination. However, the department code is not required.
A master’s degree must be completed within 6 years from the time of admission.

A doctoral degree must be completed within 8 years from the time of admission.

Coursework for both degrees is valid for 8 years. Please refer to the General Catalog for revalidation of coursework that is beyond the 8-year limit. Refer to the Degree Requirements for detailed information.