Admission Criteria


How to Apply

First-time students (graduating high school within five years prior to attendance) must:

  • Submit an admission application by May 1 for fall semester, December 1 for spring semester, or one week prior to first day of class for summer semester*
  • Submit the $50 non-refundable application fee at the end of the application or by calling 435.586.7740
  • Submit a high school transcript:

    SUU Admissions Office
    351 W University Blvd.
    Cedar City, UT 84720
    Fax: 435.865.8223

  • Submit ACT/SAT** scores [SUU ACT Code: 4271, SUU SAT Code: 4092]

*SUU will accept applications after the admissions deadlines, but a $25 late fee will be assessed and the applicant may not be guaranteed admission.
**SAT score is based on Critical Reading & Math sections and NOT the Writing section. Total score will be based out of 1600.

Undergraduate admissions applicants are automatically considered for academic scholarships. If interested in a talent or athletic scholarship, please contact the specific department for requirements.

Admission Requirements

First-time students (graduating high school within five years prior to attendance) are admitted to SUU using an admission index. Students with an admission index of 90 or higher will be admitted to Southern Utah University. To ensure student success, students whose English ACT score is less than 17 will be required to take ENGL 1000 with ENGL 1010. Students whose Mathematics ACT score is less than 18 will be required to take the math placement test at entrance and the appropriate math course based on the test results. These courses must be completed within the first three semesters of attendance. Students with an admission index below 90 are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office concerning their opportunity for admission into SUU.

Defer Your Admission

A student that has been admitted may apply for a deferment of admission. Approved deferments/leaves of absence will allow a choice between catalogs and curriculum requirements. The deferment/leave of absence allows attendance without reapplying or paying the $10 reapplication fee.