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International Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

USU is regarded as one of the country’s premier higher-education research institutions. We offer award-winning faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and career-driven degree programs. Start your degree path and apply now.
*If you are a U.S. citizen living overseas, you will apply as a domestic student, not international. 

Undergraduate Applicants

  • Complete Undergraduate Application
  • Pay $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official Transcripts showing class grades in all years of high school and university must be mailed to the address on the right. Do not open the envelope with the official transcript. 
  • Certified English translations must be provided for transcripts in other languages.
  • English Proficiency - The English language requirement may be satisfied by submitting official scores in several ways below. Please ask the testing agency to send your official exam scores to Utah State University (USU).
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Passport Copy

*Scores that are more than two years old at the time the application is complete are not accepted.

** Visit the IELI Placement Exam schedule webpage to learn more.

Graduate Applicants

Please visit the School of Graduate Studies website for details on international student graduate admission requirements or email graduateadmissions@usu.edu.

Contacts

Application Deadlines for International Undergraduate Admissions

  • Fall Semester, apply by May 1 (begins late August)
  • Spring Semester, apply by Oct. 1 (begins in January)
  • *Summer Semester, apply by Feb. 1 (begins early May)

*Due to limited course offering and rigorous expectations, as well as limited campus services during the summer, summer session applications will only be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact the international undergraduate admissions team, if your situation requires summer entry.

Official Transcripts Need To Be Mailed To This Address:

International Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Global Engagement
Utah State University
9545 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-9545 U.S.A.


Helpful Information

International Undergraduate Students

  • International undergraduate applicants planning to transfer from a U.S. college or university can request their electronic official transcripts to be sent directly from their institution’s Clearinghouse or Parchment account to USU International Undergraduate Admissions at intlugradtranscript@usu.edu.
  • Official high school/secondary school transcripts with grades from the last three years with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or 660 total on the General Education Development (GED) exam (550 Battery Average prior to 2014). Some majors may have a higher GPA or GED requirement.
  • If you are applying for a Computer Science major or a major within the College of Engineering, official ACT or SAT exam results are required. The ACT institution school code for USU is 4276. The SAT institution school code for USU is 4857.
  • If you are unable to take the ACT or SAT exams, you may follow these instructions and submit your official results from your ALEKS Math Placement Exam, which can be taken at your home.

Transfer - less than 24 college/university credits

  • Official high school/secondary school transcripts with grades from the last three years with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or official 660 Total GED score.
  • Official college/university transcripts from an accredited institution required with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Some majors may have a higher GPA requirement.
  • If you are applying for a major within the College of Engineering, official ACT or SAT exam results are required.

Transfer - more than 24 college/university credits

  • Official college/university transcripts from an accredited institution required with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Some majors may have a higher GPA requirement.
  • If you are applying for a major within the College of Engineering, official ACT or SAT exam results are required.

Costs & Scholarships

Learn more about the costs for international undergraduate students at USU as well as the available scholarship opportunities.

English Requirements

Learn more about the English proficiency requirements for international undergraduate applicants and resources available at USU.

Intensive English Language Institute (IELI)

If you would like to study in the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) and/or USU, you will need to complete an on-line application through USU's main system. There are two options for studying at USU:

  • IELI Pathways program: If you would like to pursue an undergraduate degree after studying in IELI. After finishing IELI you may be able to enter directly into an undergraduate degree program at USU if you have applied and been admitted. 
  • IELI Only: If you would like to improve your English, you may apply for IELI Only. If you later decide that you would like to stay and pursue a degree at USU, you will have to apply for the undergraduate or graduate degree program you desire.
  • Please visit the IELI website for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have more questions? Find answers on our International Admission FAQ page. You can also learn about the support network and resources available to you through the Office of Global Engagement.

For questions about deferment, please refer to the Deferment section of this site.

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