Admission Information

Academic Advisor Kaitlin Lindsey (801) 581- 4764
k.lindsey@utah.edu

Minimum Admission Requirements

In accordance with the Utah State Office of Education’s ruling R277-502-3(5), the University of Utah’s Department of Special Education has established entry requirements designed to ensure that only well qualified individuals enter the program. Minimum requirements for admission in the University of Utah’s Department of Special Education include:

(a) a minimum GPA of 3.0;

(b) proof of a USOE-cleared fingerprint background check

As stipulated by the Utah State Office of Education’s ruling R277-502-3(5), the University of Utah’s Department of Special Education may waive the minimum GPA entrance requirements for no more than 10 percent of an entrance cohort based on guidelines established by the Department.

The Admissions Committee in the Department of Special Education will take a holistic approach to evaluating each applicant’s file by examining:  GPA, test scores (i.e., Praxis for undergraduates, GRE for graduate applicants), letters of recommendation, applicant’s personal statement and work history.  Additional information regarding application materials that must be submitted (e.g., letters of recommendation, personal statement) and the application process for specific programs within the Department of Special Education can be found by clicking on the following links:

 

Undergraduate Program
Master's Program
Ph.D. Program

Admission Deadlines for Special Ed Department

UNDERGRADUATE

NOTE: Admission to the undergraduate program is held three times a year..

Admissions Checklist

Summer/First Fall Admission: March 1st, or if it falls on a Saturday, the Friday before; if it falls on a Sunday, the Monday after 
(Complete Packet-No Exceptions)
Deadline for taking the Praxis is February 1st

Second Fall Admissions Deadline: May 16th, or if it falls on a Saturday, the Friday before; if it falls on a Sunday, the Monday after 
(Complete Packet-No Exceptions)
Deadline for taking the Praxis is April 16th

Spring Admissions Deadline: November 1st, or if it falls on a Saturday, the Friday before; if it falls on a Sunday, the Monday after
(Complete Packet-No Exceptions)
Deadline for taking the Praxis is October 1st

second Endorsement Only/ license Program


GRADUATE

Application for admission is on the University web site ApplyYourself at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=utahgrad

Please do not attempt to upload university transcripts or any other documents that are password-protected.  The ApplyYourself system will not be able to access them and the application will be considered incomplete.

NOTE: Admission to the Graduate/Licensure program is held three times a year.

Summer/First Fall Admission: March 1st, or if it falls on a Saturday, the Friday before; if it falls on a Sunday, the Monday after 
(Complete Packet-No Exceptions)
Deadline for taking the GRE is February 1st

Second Fall Admissions Deadline: May 16th, or if it falls on a Saturday, the Friday before; if it falls on a Sunday, the Monday after
(Complete Packet-No Exceptions)
Deadline for taking the GRE is April 16th

Spring Admissions Deadline: November 1st, or if it falls on a Saturday, the Friday before; if it falls on a Sunday, the Monday after
(Complete Packet-No Exceptions)
Deadline for taking the GRE is October 1st

 

PH.D.

Applicant files are considered for admission on a rolling or ongoing basis.

Application for admission is on the University web site ApplyYourself at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=utahgrad

Instructions for Uploading Professional Statements to the ApplyYourself System

 

Admission Policies

Background Check Procedure

Proposed Interview Questions for International Students

International Students TOEFL Information

Last Updated: 6/13/17