Check-in with the International Students & Scholars Office

You are required to check-in with a Designated School Official (DSO) after arriving to the U.S. We will schedule a time to meet with you once we have your arrival details emailed to the inbox or registered within your UT application. For many students, this will be during the orientation.

Get Your Tuberculosis (TB) Test

Each International student is required to provide proof of a negative Tuberculosis (TB) Test at Immigration Check-in (during 1st week of school) with the International Student and Scholars Office at Utah Tech University.  Utah Tech University requires students to complete testing upon arrival to the U.S.  If not completed a hold will be put on your account preventing registration for future semesters.  Once proof of negative test results is provided the hold will be removed.

The cost for a TB test at UT’s Booth Wellness Center is $60.  If you have TB test results from a previous institution within the U.S., please send a color copy to for verification.

Take Placement Examinations

ESL Students: You will take an English language assessment to determine which level of ESL you should begin in (Basic, Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced).

Degree-seeking Students: In the United States, high school students typically take one of two standardized tests: the ACT or the SAT. UT uses their scores to determine which level of English and Math courses are most appropriate for new student enrollment. For example, students who score high on the math section may be able to enroll directly into Calculus without having to take Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry.

If you have taken the ACT or SAT, please send a score report to If you have not, you will be required to complete placement testing prior to Math or English enrollment. Only students who have ACT/SAT scores and transfer students who have fulfilled UT’s general education requirements for Math and English can be exempted from this requirement. Required Tests:

  1. ACCUPLACER Reading Test ($10 if taken at UT’s testing center)
  2. ACCUPLACER Writing Test ($10 if taken at UT’s testing center)
  3. ALEKS Math Test ($36 if taken at UT’s testing center).

Placement tests can either be taken remotely prior to arrival (includes additional cost) or after arrival during new international student orientation. Instructions for taking the tests remotely and additional cost information are included in your post-admission enrollment checklist. Access this checklist by logging back into your UT application here: Return to UT Application.

Be advised that low scores on the English assessment may result in you being enrolled in our English as a Second Language (ESL) program, even if your English Proficiency test score was high enough for us to issue admission and immigration paperwork as a degree-seeking student. It is uncommon for students with sufficient English proficiency test scores to require ESL classes, but it can happen. Thus, it is important that you take the tests seriously and give your best effort as scholarship funding cannot be provided to students enrolled in ESL classes.

Finalize Class Registration

All new students should work with an academic advisor to register for their first semester classes. Working with an academic advisor helps you create a schedule that ensures you make progress toward your academic goals and that is compliant with immigration requirements. Students must be registered full-time (at least 12 credits) during their first semester of attendance.

Degree-seeking students: Students who have been admitted to a degree program will work with an academic advisor prior to arrival to build a draft schedule. Completing the schedule may require placement testing. Upon arrival to the U.S., students will have the opportunity to finalize their schedule and make any edits during international student orientation.

ESL students: Students who have been admitted to the ESL program will be registered after arriving to the U.S. Registration will be based on how they score on their English placement test.

You can view upcoming course registration dates using UT’s Academic Calendar. Review academic program information here: Academic Information for International Students.

Academics for International Students

Pay Your Tuition & Fees

Tuition is billed per semester and is due on the first day of classes. Please make all payment arrangements before the payment deadline. If you are receiving financial aid or scholarship assistance, you are responsible for any remaining account balance after these awards are applied to your student account.

You can pay your tuition online by logging into your myUT account, or you can pay by cash or check at the Cashier’s Office located on the 1st floor of the Holland Centennial Commons. Payments for students without a U.S. bank account can also be made through Flywire.

Payment plan:
If you are unable to pay your tuition in full, there is a payment plan available. This will divide the tuition into equal payments over the course of the current semester.

Questions about payment plans? Email:

Payment Plan Information

Maintain Student Compliance

Make sure you follow standard compliance to maintain your student status. Learn how it ties in with employment, international travel, enrollment, and other scenarios by reviewing the following pages:

International Students & Scholars Office


Phone: 435-879-4687

Office: Student Activity Center (SAC), 106

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