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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 USBE-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:

Bachelor of Science in Special Education Program Description

 

Undergraduate Application Information

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

Bachelor of Science in SPED Program Application Materials

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PRAXIS
Admission Procedures Checklist
Undergraduate Teacher Education Program Application
Letter of Recommendation
Written Professional Statement
Proof of Cleared USBE Background Check - Background Check Procedure

Applications for admission to the major can also be obtained from the Department of Special Education (Sorenson Arts & Education Complex Room 2280, 801-581-8121) or by mail at the University of Utah, Department of Special Education, 1721 Campus Center Drive, SAEC 2280, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.

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Last Updated: 9/26/17