Please upload your student copy of your transcripts for the admissions evaluation. Please enter GPA as it is stated on your transcript. Arrange to have official transcripts and degree certificates sent directly to the Admissions Office. Only one set of official transcripts and degree certificates are needed. Official transcripts only necessary after you are accepted, and they shall be presented in the original language with an official English translation. Also, international students sometimes only receive one official copy of the degree certificate.

Please bring this with you when you arrive on campus and the Office of Admissions will need to make a copy of it and then give it back to you. The Kahlert School of Computing does not receive or process any transcripts.

Graduate Admissions Division:
The University of Utah
201 S. 1460 E. Room 250 S SSB
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

NOTE: If your transcripts are too large to upload into the online application system, please shrink your PDF file size using a tool such as Adobe Acrobat or, where the latter is a hyperlink.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Test Scores

Optional for Masters and Ph.D. Applicants: If available and provided, it will be taken into consideration for the admission decision.

Arrange for ETS to send your most recent scores to the University of Utah, school code 4853, department code 0402.

English Proficiency (for international students only)

Please follow instructions provided by the University of Utah International Admissions Office here.

Statement of Purpose

1-3 single spaced pages. This is your chance to explain to the KSoC’s graduate admissions committee your experience in computer science/coding, your interests specific to the Kahlert School of Computing, and/or your goals.

We encourage you to include links to any digital research papers, publications, or awards. This is your chance to highlight all of your accomplishments, skills, and goals.

Three Letters of Recommendation (LoR)

Letters from professors are preferred. Letters from employers are valuable as well, however, consider making an employer’s letter as a fourth LoR.

All letters of recommendation (LoR) must be uploaded electronically in the online application system by the recommender. We encourage you to “waive the right” to see your letters as most evaluators consider confidential letters more valuable.

Additional details on this are in the online application system.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Most recent CV or resume.

Research Papers, Publications and Awards

Please upload these as a link in your Statement of Purpose in the on-line application system.


International students must upload a copy of the bio-pages of a current passport. See International Applicants.

Application Fee

For domestic students, PhD $0, MS $55

For international students, PhD $65, MS $65

A late fee of $30 will be charged to any applicant that applies after the Office of Admissions deadline.

The application fee is not waived under any circumstances. The fee can be paid through the on-line application system, or paid by check made out to the University of Utah, with your assigned id number from the application.

Note: Evaluation of your application will begin only after the application fee is received and the December 15th deadline has past.

Financial Statement

International students must submit financial support documents for – I-20 processing. See International Applicants.
Your application will be considered by our department even if no financial support docs have been submitted, however, it’s advisable that the support docs are sent in early so not to delay the I-20 processing.

The Kahlert School of Computing is not part of the I-20 process and is not the best resource for any I-20 questions.