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Ready to finish your degree?

Advance your career and education with the University of Utah. 

Return to the U is a program that helps adult learners complete their education at the University of Utah, whether they are ‘stopped out’ U of U students who want to come back and finish their degree, or transferring from other institutions. We’ve worked hard to make the University of Utah a place where adult learners can lean on a robust support network to decide on their academic pathway.

We know that many students had to put their education on hold and want to come back to finish their degree. 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 students with the help they need to navigate the college process. Our partners in Admissions, Financial Aid, the Registrar, Academic Standards, Advising and in the departments of our completion pathways all work together to engage with our students. Our dedicated Student Success Advocate (SSA) meets with students throughout their college career, starting with enrollment and admission, through registration and financial aid, all the way to graduation.

We've created a scholarship for returning students that you can apply for! First, make sure you follow the checklist we've created and that your application is submitted. Then, apply here!

Did you miss our most recent Info Session?  Watch it on our Facebook Page and find out what you need to do to Return to the U. 



Get Started

Follow these steps to learn more about Returning to the U.


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Pathways to Completion

The University of Utah offers flexible options for you to complete your degree!

Meet Your Advocate

Make an appointment with the Return to the U Advocate to help you find your best route to earning your degree.

Additional Resources

 There are many personal and academic support resources on campus to help you succeed at the U. Most are free or very inexpensive. Check it out!

Request More Information:

Thank you for your interest in the University of Utah.

Are you looking to schedule an appointment with an advisor?  Call the main number for the Academic Advising Center (801-581-8146) and tell them you will be a Return to the U student. If you are not a current University student you can only schedule your appointment through a phone call. However, appointments can be for meeting in person or over the phone.

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University of Utah staff can take action to increase completion among our friends who have “some college, no degree”. Bring a friend to finish.

Last Updated: 10/15/19