Applications, Eligibility and Policies

Applications, Eligibility and Policies

As a Boys State attendee, you will be expected to agree and follow the below policies. Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an email informing you that your registration is complete.

Eligibility Requirements and How to Apply

To apply for admission to the American Legion Utah Boys State (ALUBS) Program, Class of 2022, you must:

  1. Have completed your junior year (11th grade) and be eligible for attendance at least one semester as a High School Senior.
  2. Have an academic rating of 2.0 GPA or higher.
  3. Maintain good citizenship within your community.
  4. Agree to abide by all of the rules of the Utah Boys State program and those of Weber State University.
  5. Agree to full curriculum participation.
  6. The deadline to complete online registration is April 30, 2022.  Complete and forward the application packet (including the fee of $400.00) postmarked no later than May 3, 2022 and mail directly to:
American Legion Utah Boys State
PO Box 187
Kaysville, UT 84037-0187

Completed/Submitted application:

(1) Registers the student as a Utah Boys State Class of 2022 student citizen; provides for the student to receive three (3) semester credit hours of Political Sciences college credit. All course material for the college credit is provided as part of the Utah Boys State class curriculum, and credits received from Weber State University upon completion are transferable to other universities. The student will receive three semester hours of credit only upon satisfactory completion of the American Legions Utah Boys State program.

Application

The application must be completed, signed by the applicant, his parents/guardians, and school officials.  The applicant should then conduct an interview with a local American Legion Post. (Find a local Post at www.legion.org.)  Once all interviews and appropriate signatures are obtained, the application is then sent to the American Legion Utah Boys State Administrative Coordinator.  

Requirements for Boys State Participants to Receive WSU Credit

In order to earn POLS 2920 credit, you will need to complete and/or participate in all of the stated requirements below:

  • Participate in activities as a Utah Boys State citizen.
  • Vote in all Utah Boys State elections.
  • Maintain standards of honesty, integrity, and abide by all rules and regulations

Please Read Carefully

I understand the Utah Boys State WSU Credit Program is in compliance with WSU policies and procedures. Accordingly, I am not a matriculated full-time Weber State University student as a result of my participation in the Utah Boy State WSU Credit Program. I understand there are no "letter grades" assigned.  I understand that grades earned in the Boys State Program will be officially recorded on a WSU transcript. I may request credit be transferred to another institution, but acceptance of said credits will be at the prerogative of that institution. I further understand that credits are classified as "elective".  If I plan to attend WSU as a full-time matriculated student after high school, I may be required to submit additional admission information, ensure an admission fee has been paid, and submit updated high school transcripts to the WSU Admissions Office.

Participation Fees

A participation fee is to be included with the application.  Checks made payable to American Legion Utah Boys State covers all expenses for WSU registration, WSU-course curriculum material, student materials, student residence hall housing, meals, and associated Utah Boys State activities. Students are encouraged to seek funding assistance from local Chambers of Commerce, businesses, churches or other civic organizations. Some American Legion Posts may also assist with participation funding.  For answers to general questions see the FAQs tab on this website.