Utah Tech University

High School Counselor Information


Is the new scholarship grid just for 2023-24 admits, or is this ongoing?

There are no current plans to change the scholarship grid or requirements again. Our plan is to keep these requirements and levels from here on out. However, they are always subject to change.

Resident Freshman Grid

Non-Resident Freshman Grid

Not all of our students will take the ACT/SAT, what do they do then?

It is only our top two scholarships that require the ACT or SAT to qualify. Any other students can still qualify for a scholarship based on their unweighted High School GPA, but they will be maxed at the third level of the scholarship.

How long will you accept a new GPA or ACT/SAT?

Students can submit any new information for scholarship consideration until our March 1st deadline for top academic scholarships.

For you counselors from outside the state of Utah, if it is after March 1st and your student would still like consideration for the WUE, Good Neighbor, Red Rocks, or Half Merit they have until the July 15th deadline. However, the max they will qualify for is the WUE/Good Neighbor/Red Rocks, as they will have missed the March 1st deadline for top academic scholarships.

My student has retaken the ACT/SAT and received a high score. Can they try for a higher scholarship?

Yes, through the March 1st Deadline they can try for a higher scholarship. We will start processing increases in December/January. If a new score takes them to a higher scholarship they will receive a new award letter. If it keeps them in the same level, there will be no notification. Any ACT or SAT Score that is not received by the March 1st deadline will not be considered for a scholarship.

Are there deadlines to accept scholarships at Utah Tech?

Yes, students have through the end of the 2nd week of their admit semester to accept or defer their scholarship. So if a student is admitted for fall semester, they have until the end of the 2nd week of fall semester to accept or defer, after that their scholarship will be cancelled.

Summer admits have until the 2nd week of fall semester as their scholarship is not good for summer, but will start in the fall.

How do students defer their scholarships?

It is really easy to defer a scholarship. All the student needs to do is fill out the deferment form online at the link below. We do not require a mission call, medical documentation or any other supporting documentation.

Deferment Form

How can my students receive help getting registered for classes?

The academic advisors at Utah Tech are working hard to get in touch with all students as they are admitted. However, if your student would like to reach out to their academic advisor to take a more proactive approach they can do so. They can find out who their academic advisor is by following the link below.

Find my advisor

When should students apply for FAFSA?

Students can start applying for FAFSA as early as October 1st of every year. We always suggest that students apply for FAFSA as soon as they possibly can. Even if they don’t know what school is their final destination, they can send their FAFSA to up to 10 schools. That way they still have time to make decisions while their FAFSA application is being processed by multiple schools. Here at Utah Tech, we will email their student email as well as their personal email if there is anything that still needs to be processed. No private information is emailed, just the information of where to login for more information.

Students can also contact the UT Financial Aid Office directly at:

finaid@utahtech.edu  OR


FAFSA Application

Do students still have to take/submit the ACT/SAT for Utah Tech?

Though the ACT/SAT is not required for admission to Utah Tech it is required for consideration for the top two scholarships as well as for class placement. A student who has not already taken the required English, and Math in high school concurrent enrollment, will need to take a placement test of some kind. The ACT or SAT will work just fine, but a student can also take the College Placement Test or Accuplacer Test. For more information on how to take the Accuplacer Test see the Testing Center link below.

Testing Center

If I submit information for a student after the deadline will it be considered?

No. The March 1st deadline is a hard deadline. We will not accept any new information for a higher scholarship after that date. As stated above, the only scholarships that will be considered after the March 1st deadline are the WUE, Red Rocks, Good Neighbor or Half Merit. All of which are partial non-resident waivers, and will only be considered through the July 15th deadline.

Do my students need to send a final transcript or a final class rank to finalize their scholarship offer?

No. We award based off a snapshot in time. We do not need any new information after the initial admissions process is complete, unless a student is trying for a higher scholarship (through the deadline).

I work at a Utah high school, but I have a senior that has been admitted as a non-resident. Why?

A student’s initial residency status is based on three things; drivers license state, self declared state of residency, and how long they have been residing in their state of residency.

  • A student who states that their state of residency is Utah, but has a Colorado drivers license will be admitted as a non-resident.
  • A student who has a Utah state of residency, but stated that they have lived here for less than a year will be admitted as a non-resident.
  • A student who has a Utah drivers license but stated that their state of residency is Arizona will be admitted as a non-resident.

Basically any time there is a conflict or question in their residency, they will be admitted as a non-resident. If a student feels this is in error, can reach out to the Admissions Office for clarification and solve the issue. They can work with the Admissions Office through the first day of class. They can email the Admissions Office at admissions@utahtech.edu or call 435-652-7777.

Once classes start students will have to go through the Application For Utah Residency through the Registrar’s Office.

Residency Requirements & Application

Utah Tech Institutional Scholarships

This is a list of other scholarship opportunities for which Freshmen may apply.

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These are the opportunities for Washington County high school graduates through local community partners who want to award to local students.

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State Scholarship opportunities for Utah high school graduates. This includes all House Bill applications for International and DACA/Undocumented students.

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Utah Tech University recognizes that a culturally diverse student body benefits and enriches the educational experience of all students, faculty and staff. Thus, we strive to to assist students who will enrich this cultural diversity.

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Joni Hale

Associate Director of Scholarships

Email: scholarships@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7578

Office: Holland Centennial Commons Building