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Return to the U makes it easier for you to complete your degree at the University of Utah, no matter when or why you "stopped out."

For adult learners, working students, and nontraditional students, flexible options and a strong support system are keys to graduation. We collaborate with offices across campus to connect you with the help you need to navigate through the university. 

As an extra help, you can get an application fee waiver if you apply before the priority deadline.

Fall Priority Deadline: April 30
Spring Priority Deadline: December 8

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"There’s so much help here."

"To anyone that’s on the same path that I was on, being away from school that many years, intimidated, life takes over ... I’d tell them everyone’s got a why, why you do anything. Find your why. The effect that it has on your life, economically, socially, so many different ways, it’s totally worth it. Don’t feel intimidated. Particularly with this university, coming back, there’s so much help here." - Jamal Carter

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Flexible Degree Options

The University of Utah makes it easier to fit school around your life and complete your degree on your schedule:

  • UOnline offers fully-online degree programs. This option is more affordable for undergraduates thanks to reduced fees and equal tuition rates whether you are a Utah resident or live in another state.
  • The Sandy Center makes it easier to get to class with evening classes and plenty of free parking.
  • Week-long intensives and "mini-mesters" let you finish a full-semester course in a much shorter time. Intensives are held on the main campus and at the Sandy Center.

Click each option below to learn more.


Here are just a few examples of degree programs that can be completed quickly and conveniently.

The Economics department has developed courses to be taught in the Sandy Center. These classes range from core theory and mathematical/statistical methods courses to a range of focus area and elective coursework to be taken in concert with traditional campus-based or online courses. 
 
This degree is also available through UOnline.
 
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
 
Next Steps: Have additional questions? Economics department advisors are available year-round via phone, email, or virtual appointments. Make an appointment with an Economics advisor.

The Family and Consumer Studies Department (FCS) is dedicated to understanding and enhancing the well-being of individuals as well as the families and communities in which they live. FCS has been offering online classes for more than a decade, and have recently developed a completion pathway for returning students. Whether you are planning to complete your degree through UOnline or in a combination of in-person and online courses, the FCS department can create a graduation plan that fits your needs!

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science in Family, Community, and Human Development

Next Steps: Have additional questions? FCS departmental advisors are available year-round via phone, email, or virtual appointments.Make an appointment with an FCS advisor.

Students who major in Political Science gain the knowledge and analytical, problem solving, decision-making, research, and communications skills needed to find professional success in public, private, and non-profit sectors and/or to pursue advanced studies in law, public policy and administration. The Department of Political Science has developed classes for the Sandy Center so that students can complete their degree in Sandy or online.

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

Next Steps: Have additional questions? Political Science department advisors are available year-round via phone, email, or virtual appointments. Make an appointment with a Political Science advisor.

The Department of Psychology offers a dynamic, research-based major and minor to undergraduate students. Psychology courses are available at the Sandy Center and through UOnline.

Degree Type: The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology option is fully available online. You can receive the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology if you complete the language requirement on campus.

Next Steps: Have additional questions? Psychology department advisors are available year-round via phone, email, or virtual appointments.Make an appointment with a Psychology advisor.  

The Sociology department has developed courses to be taught in the Sandy Center, online, and on the main campus to fit many types of schedules. This flexibility will enable you to complete the Sociology degree efficiently and on your schedule.
 
This degree is also available through UOnline.
 
Degree Type: The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sociology option is fully available online. You can receive the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology if you complete the language requirement on campus.
 
Next Steps: Have additional questions? Sociology departmental advisors are available year-round via phone, email, or virtual appointments. Make an appointment with a Sociology advisor.

The Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies ensures that students understand the forms and processes used by successful college-level writers and that they continue to mature as writers in undergraduate and post-college settings. Writing has developed classes for the Sandy Center, in addition to various online course offerings, to create an efficient completion pathway for returning students.

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science. Students are eligible for the Bachelor of Arts degree if they do the requisite language work required by the University.

Next Steps: Have additional questions? Writing department advisors are available year-round via phone, email, or virtual appointments.Make an appointment with a Writing advisor

"It's never too late!"

"As a new mother I was afraid that I was never going to come back because of having a family, but my advisors encouraged me even more to pursue my degree, which then fueled my desire to finish for not only myself but my new family. The only thing I regret was not coming back earlier. I made excuses, but there's no finish line when it comes to education. Once a Ute, always a Ute!" - Bernice Mauinatu

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Last Updated: 10/11/23