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What is the Fingerprinting Process?

One crucial step in the application process into any major in the McKay School of Education is fingerprinting. Why is fingerprinting a part of the application process? The answer is simple. It is a background check that ensures the safety of students. Lucky for us, the process of fingerprinting is actually quite easy.


During these crazy times of the Covid-19 pandemic, you will have to make an appointment to be fingerprinted by calling the number 801-422-3426, after which you go to the Education Advisement Center to complete the process. The process takes only ten minutes and you will be charged $10 on your student account. Some important reminders about your appointment include ensuring you bring the following: your authorization form, a photo ID, and your social security card (a picture of it will suffice). Watch this video below to learn more.

Overall, fingerprinting is a quick and painless process that will help ensure the safety of students around the world. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding fingerprinting, feel free to reach out to one of the student ambassadors here. Also, check out the rest of our FAQ series here.


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