Utah Colleges' Admissions Update

For Fall 2021 admissions



".....USU has made the decision to temporarily suspend the ACT/SAT test score requirement for admission to USU’s Logan and Statewide Campuses. This would make the University 'test optional' for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 semesters."

Test optional’ means it is not mandatory for students to submit their ACT/SAT test scores as part of their admission application. ACT/SAT test scores will still be considered if submitted.

However, ACT/SAT test scores will still be required for academic merit scholarships and admission into select majors. Deadlines for academic merit scholarships is January 10, 2021.

High School GPA Requirements:

  • 2.9-4.0 GPA - Admitted in Good Standing.
  • 2.5-2.89 GPA - Considered for Prep Academy (provisional admission).
    Factors such as academic rigor, high school trends, Math and English grades, time out of school, and personal statements will be used to determine admission into Prep Academy.
  • 2.49 GPA and below - Earned Admission option.
    If you did not initially meet the criteria for admission to Utah State, you can earn your admission by completing three self-paced online classes. See more on the Earned Admission option.

Freshmen Admission Information

Required Materials

  • Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • High school transcript or GED
  • Official ACT or SAT scores (optional)
  • Concurrent enrollment transcripts

Fall Deadlines


Mar 1Logan & StatewidePriority

Aug 1LoganFinal

Sep 1Statewide & USU EasternFinal

View scholarship deadlines



ACT/SAT Scores

Due to the limited availability of ACT and SAT exam options during the COVID-19 global pandemic, most applicants are not required to submit a standardized test score to be considered for admission to BYU for spring, summer, fall 2021 and winter 2022. Applicants may choose to submit a test score if they feel it would strengthen their application. Applicants will be able to submit their application without an ACT or SAT test score by either the priority or final deadline. However, applicants will need to submit an official score by the date listed in the ACT/SAT deadline column if they would like it considered in their evaluation.

Please click on the applicant type to read more about possible test requirements. For additional COVID-19 questions and answers, please click here.


  • Freshmen applicants who have completed sufficient accredited high school work will have the option to apply with or without an ACT or SAT test
  • The admission application will guide the applicant through assessing sufficient accredited high school work. "

BYU has also changed its policies related to the submission of ACT/SAT scores for admissions. For details, click on the link below:


They are also now offering an application fee waiver under certain conditions. Click here for details about an application fee waiver:


Snow College

The admissions process has not changed for Snow College. To apply, click: https://www.snow.edu/prospective/index.html

NEW! "Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, ACT scores will not be used to calculate scholarship awards."

"During these uncertain times, we would like to do our part to help ease the financial burden so many are feeling. We are pleased to announce that in an effort make higher education a reality for more students, we have extended our academic scholarship deadline to June 1. Please contact your admissions advisor or the scholarship office for more information."

For more information, click here: https://www.snow.edu/offices/scholarships/index.html


The ACT score submission at SUU is now optional for both admissions and scholarship. Click below for more information:

Admissions: https://www.suu.edu/admissions/first-year/

Scholarships: https://www.suu.edu/finaid/scholarships.html. Click on 1st year Resident Acadmic Scholarships


Dixie State has not updated their information for Fall 2021. When they do, we will share it with you!


UVU admissions process has not changed. ACT is used for placement only, not admissions

An ACT/SAT score is required for merit-based scholarships. For more information click here: https://www.uvu.edu/admissions/undergrad/


The admissions process has not changed for Westminster. You will need to submit a Common Application. More details here: https://westminstercollege.edu/undergraduate/how-to-apply

Univ of Utah

ACT/SAT scores are optional for admissions, however they are still required for merit-based scholarhips. For more information click here:https://admissions.utah.edu/test_optional/

For admissions details:https://admissions.utah.edu/

Weber State Univ

The admissions process has not changed for Weber State Univ.



The admissions process has not changed for MTEC

Admissions information:https://mtec.edu/admissions/