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Utah Admissions Standards

State/CAEP Requirements

State-level requirements
GPA requirement 3.0 individual minimum

Utah allows a waiver whereby institutions can admit up to 10 percent of a candidate cohort that does not meet the admissions requirements.
Test requirement ACT composite score of 21 with a verbal/English score of no less than 20 and a mathematics/quantitative score of no less than 19; or a combined SAT score of 1000 with neither mathematics nor verbal below 450
Utah allows a waiver whereby institutions can admit up to 10 percent of a candidate cohort that does not meet the admissions requirements.

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Utah Administrative Rules R 277 502-3: http://schools.utah.gov/law/Administrative-Rules-in-Progress/R277-502.aspx

State Response

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Utah noted that the Administrative Rule also allows for the program to waive the GPA requirement, and any other entry requirements, excepting the Background Check, for 10% of an incoming cohort at the discretion of the university.

Utah Programs

Click below to see analyses of program-level compliance with GPA and/or testing requirements, as well as program responses to these findings.

Brigham Young University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

While Utah sets a high individual testing requirement for admission to teacher preparation programs, individuals' test score data are not publicly available. Additionally, candidates can qualify by meeting either the GPA or test requirement. Therefore, programs in Utah were not assessed on their likelihood of meeting the state's test requirement.

Program Response

Brigham Young University noted that the elementary education program meets both the minimum GPA and test of basic skills requirements found in Utah Administrative Rule R277-502.

Utah State University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

While Utah sets a high individual testing requirement for admission to teacher preparation programs, individuals' test score data are not publicly available. Additionally, candidates can qualify by meeting either the GPA or test requirement. Therefore, programs in Utah were not assessed on their likelihood of meeting the state's test requirement.

Southern Utah University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

While Utah sets a high individual testing requirement for admission to teacher preparation programs, individuals' test score data are not publicly available. Additionally, candidates can qualify by meeting either the GPA or test requirement. Therefore, programs in Utah were not assessed on their likelihood of meeting the state's test requirement.

Weber State University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

While Utah sets a high individual testing requirement for admission to teacher preparation programs, individuals' test score data are not publicly available. Additionally, candidates can qualify by meeting either the GPA or test requirement. Therefore, programs in Utah were not assessed on their likelihood of meeting the state's test requirement.

Program Response

Weber State University recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

Utah Valley University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

While Utah sets a high individual testing requirement for admission to teacher preparation programs, individuals' test score data are not publicly available. Additionally, candidates can qualify by meeting either the GPA or test requirement. Therefore, programs in Utah were not assessed on their likelihood of meeting the state's test requirement.

Program Response

Utah Valley University noted that per Utah State School Board Administrative Rules, an institution may waive entrance requirements for no more than 10 percent of an entrance cohort. The institution added that it has program admissions guidelines in place that guide decisions related to waiver applications.

University of Utah

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

While Utah sets a high individual testing requirement for admission to teacher preparation programs, individuals' test score data are not publicly available. Additionally, candidates can qualify by meeting either the GPA or test requirement. Therefore, programs in Utah were not assessed on their likelihood of meeting the state's test requirement.

Program Response

The University of Utah noted that ACT or SAT scores are criteria for admissions to the University, and not the teacher licensure program specifically. As such, the program does not have ACT or SAT scores as part of its existing licensure database. The program relies on Praxis scores for admission to the teacher education program.

Westminster College

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

While Utah sets a high individual testing requirement for admission to teacher preparation programs, individuals' test score data are not publicly available. Additionally, candidates can qualify by meeting either the GPA or test requirement. Therefore, programs in Utah were not assessed on their likelihood of meeting the state's test requirement.