Mission and Values
The Utah Valley University Athletic Department is committed to the development of the total student-athlete. The UVU Athletic Department supports both athletic and academic endeavors which promote the development of skills, knowledge, and character within our student-athletes. Participation in intercollegiate athletics provides each student-athlete with a unique opportunity for tremendous growth in the areas of self-discipline, physical fitness, competitiveness, interpersonal relations, stress management and time management.
The Athletic Department will expand opportunities for our student-athletes through participation in intercollegiate athletics by supporting the development of educated, talented, and well-rounded graduates who will contribute to our society in positive and meaningful ways.
The goal of the Utah Valley University Athletic Department is to see all student-athletes graduate. With this goal in mind, the department requires 15 credit hours per semester and the maintenance of a 2.00 GPA. This benchmark helps each student-athlete progress toward their degree in a timely fashion and allows for any unforeseen circumstances that might affect NCAA eligibility.
Getting Started - a five step process for student-athletes
1. INCOMING FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS - Apply to UVU.
To apply for admission to Utah Valley University, follow instructions on the following link: http://uvu.edu/admissions/new/appl_info/index.html. After approximately 48 hours, you will receive your UV ID number via your email account that you designated on your application. If you haven't done so already, please register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly the NCAA Clearinghouse) at https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/
RETURNING STUDENTS - If you have missed more than two consecutive semesters, you will need to apply for re-admission. Please follow this link http://uvu.edu/admissions/new/appl_info/index.html and click on the "returning student" tab to apply. Your application fee will be waived.
2. INCOMING FRESHMEN - Submit ACT or SAT scores and high school transcripts.
These scores must be submitted through official channels (i.e. your highschool; http://www.actstudent.org/regist/index.html; etc.) and not by you personally.
The New Student Assessment Test (NSAT - commonly referred to as the accuplacer test) is required for ACT scores less than 19 in English and/or Math and for SAT scores less than 500 in Verbal and/or Math. The UVU placement test is available at no charge at the Testing Services in the Wolverine Service Center, room 101 (at the corner of 1200 West and 800 South in Orem). There is no appointment necessary. The testing center is open M, W, & TH 8-6; T 8-8; F 8-5. The complete assessment takes approximately two hours. For questions regarding the placement test, please call (801)863-8269.
If you are from out of state, you may call this toll free number 1-800-645-1992 to find locations in your area where you may take the NSAT. After locating a test site, please call the UVU Testing Center (801)863-8269, in order for them to sign you up for a time at your local testing site.
**A note about concurrent enrollment - if you are taking concurrent enrollment classes from any state institution in Utah, you will need to have those final transcripts sent to UVU as well. In addition, if you are taking concurrent enrollment courses from UVU, you will need to meet with a GENERAL Academic advisor on campus to change your concurrent enrollment status to general student body status.
TRANSFER STUDENTS - Submit transcripts from your transferring institution. If you have completed an Associate's Degree, the transcripts must include the degree.
3. FOR FRESHMEN & TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY - Complete Web-Start Pre-Advisement.
Go to www.uvu.edu and click on UVLink. The first time you login to UVLink, your password will be your birthday (mmddyy). Under ON-LINE SERVICES MENU, click on "Webstart" and begin the pre-advisement session. Print out your completion certificate and bring it with you when you meet with your athletic academic advisor. This on-line tutorial session will answer many questions about UVU that you might have.
4. Plan your schedule.
All student-athletes are required to take 15 credits each semester. All incoming freshmen are required to take a student success class (CLSS 1000 - 3 credits) either their first or second semester attending UVU. In planning your schedule, you will want to know what general education courses are required. Please CLICK HERE for GE requirements and recommendations. If you are starting your 5th full-time semester, you will need to contact your major advisor for help in scheduling your classes. A list of advisors can be found at http://www.uvu.edu/advising/find/index.html
Please keep in mind when planning your schedule that it is a good idea to take Math during the semester you are not in season, and English the semester you are in season.
The Athletic Department allows up to two weight and PE elective credits per semester with only four for your entire career at UVU. If you decide to use any of these elective credits, please notify your athletic academic advisor and he or she will register you for those classes. Please let us know and then register for only 13 or 14 credits. These PE/Weight credits are given to you just for playing your sport. There is no PE or weight class you need to attend.
In order to help you plan your schedule, and so you will know what times and days your classes meet, you will be able to look on-line for the schedule by following the registration steps below but instead of selecting "add/drop classes", you will select the "look up classes" option. This can be done before the day of actual registration. Please keep in mind that most coaches do not want you to schedule classes after 1 or 2 p.m. due to team practice. Please contact your coach for specific practice times when planning your schedule.
Please feel free to contact your athletic academic advisor if you have any questions regarding your schedule. Advisors are sport specific. Please refer to the bottom of this page for your advisor's contact information.
Once you have your schedule planned out, you will need to meet with your athletic academic advisor, either by phone or in person. This is mandatory. Once you meet with your advisor, your "freshman" hold can then be removed. You will not be able to register for classes until this is done.
5. Register for classes.
Once you have completed all of the steps above, you are now ready to register for classes. You should be informed by your coach as to the date of registration. Please follow the steps below to register for your classes:
Step 1 - Go to www.uvu.edu
Step 2 - Click on UVLink icon at top of screen
Step 3 - Type in your UVU ID and password (then click on student tab)
Step 4 - Under "selected menu" on the left of the screen, select "planning your education"
Step 5 - To the right of the screen you'll see "registration tools for students"; select "add or drop classes"
Step 6 - Select semester you are enrolling in (NOT non-credit semester)
Step 7 - Scroll to bottom of page and click on Class Search
Step 8 - Search for the class you want by subject and course number, then click on class search at bottom of page
Step 9 - Find your class, check the box to the left of the class and then click Register at the bottom of the screen
(you can also look up CRN numbers (five digit number), enter them all at once on the add classes worksheet, and hit "submit changes")
NOTE: R = Thursday for class day
1. Participate in orientation.
To learn more about orientation, please visit www.edu/orientation or call (801)863-6368
2. Get a UVU ID card at Campus Connection, located in the Sorensen Center.
Your UV ID card gives you access to the UVU Library, Athletic Events, Student Activities, Computer Labs, and 5 percent discount at UVU Food Services.
3. Parking Permits.
Permits can be obtained by visiting One Stop or Parking Services at 939 South 400 West (Orem). Call (801)863-8188 for more information. A current vehicle registration is required.
Information is available by calling the housing hotline at (801)863-8659 or logging on to www.uvu.edu/housing.