Welcome: New Students

You’ve been admitted to the University of Utah. Now what?

There are a few things you will need to do to get ready.   Whether you are taking all or just some of your classes online, we hope you will get a chance to visit campus and feel a part of your university community.
Schedule your campus visit.

As Soon As Possible:

  1. Create Your Campus Information Services (CIS) Account
    Using the University ID and password included in your admissions letter, log on to your CIS account at cis.utah.edu.  Here you can change your password, register for classes, pay tuition, apply for housing, access online class and library resources, view grades, access your academic records, and more.
  2. Activate your University E-mail Account (UMail)
    Using your uNID and your new password, you can check your University E-mail (uMail). You can create an alias or forward your e-mail at cis.utah.edu. But remember—all official university communication will be sent to your UMail account.
  3. Submit a Housing Application (if you are planning to mix online and on-campus learning experiences).
    To learn about the housing deadline and reservation system, visit housing.utah.edu.
  4. Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid
    Visit financialaid.utah.edu to learn more about both scholarships and financial aid. We recommend all students complete the FAFSA.
  5. Pay the $150 Enrollment Deposit or Request an Enrollment Deposit Extension
    To save a spot here at the U, domestic undergraduate students must pay the non-refundable $150 enrollment deposit by the deadline. Don’t worry—the fee counts toward your first-semester tuition.
  6. Register for New Student Orientation
    You can’t register for classes until you’ve completed a New Student Orientation session. Orientation options for out-of-state online-only students are in the works, but currently not available.
  7. Submit proof of immunizations 
    Complete and return the forms you receive at Orientation. Learn more about the Immunization Requirements.

After You Graduate from Your Current School:

  1. Submit Your Final Transcripts
    Don’t forget to submit your final high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions after you graduate. Financial Aid may not be disbursed until final transcripts have been received.

Before Classes Start:

  1. Pay Tuition and Fees
    Visit the calendar on the Registrar’s Office site to determine the tuition deadline. Save yourself from long lines and pay online through the CIS portal.
  2. Visit Your Advisor
    Advisors provide guidance in completing general education requirements and prerequisite coursework, as well as assist you in choosing a major. Learn more at advising.utah.edu.

University College (Academic Advising)

All new freshmen admitted to the University will be enrolled in the University College until they are accepted into a specific degree-granting department, program, or college of the University. Learn more about University College.