Congrats on your decision to attend Utah State University! We're excited for you to join our Aggie family and invite you to share in the rich traditions at Utah State. Please take time to read this valuable information which will navigate you through the transition of becoming a student at USU. If you have any questions after reading this information, please email the Admissions Office at email@example.com.
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New Student Orientation is a required five-module online process that starts mid-February (mid-October for spring semester) and runs through your first semester at USU. It is designed to give you relevant information when you need it. Orientation can be found at usu.edu/orientation.
In addition to the online modules, you will attend an in-person Aggie Orientation to take care of needed preparations, network with other incoming students, and get acclimated to campus.
If you are transferring from another college or university, you'll complete your orientation online. Unlike first-year students, you will need to meet with an academic advisor prior to class registration. You can find your advisor at usu.edu/advisors.
As You Complete Modules
You will pay a $50 orientation fee if you are a first-year new student and select a date for Aggie Orientation. You will learn what classes to take and register for your first semester, the ins and outs of USU, and how to find answers to your questions.
Living on-campus means more sleep, more friends, and better grades. While others are driving or walking to campus, you are getting those precious extra minutes of sleep. Instead of going home to mom or your cat, you are hanging out with roommates, neighbors, and friends. 84% of USU students live away from home, making on-campus housing a community of academic support, peer mentors, friends, and constant activities. For a virtual tour, room details, theme options, and to apply, visit usu.edu/housing.
Find a Job
Whether you are looking for an on-campus, off-campus, summer job, or work study, Career Services is here to help. Join AGGIE Handshake for jobs, internships, events and more. For more info, visit careerservices.usu.edu.
Services include: one-on-one career coaching, selecting a major, internship opportunities, AGGIE Handshake – online job posting and networking, on-campus interviews, career fairs/expos, alumni contacts, resume and interview tips, and testing.
Enjoying life outside the classroom is an important part of being an Aggie. Getting involved is one of the best ways to make friends, build teamwork skills, develop leadership abilities, and gain experience that will help you in your career and throughout your life.
Find a club, association, or Greek Life organization that's right for you at involvement.usu.edu.
Registration & Payment
Generally speaking, after you register for classes, you should pay your balance immediately. We know it can be a bit more complex than that, which is why the Registrar's office has established deadlines by which you must pay your tuition balance. If you owe money and one of these deadlines passes, you may be dropped from your classes. Please review the dates, deadlines and tuition information carefully on the Registrar's website. Contact them if you have any questions.
Earning a USU degree is investment that will shape the rest of your life. Remember that you don’t have to pay tuition in one lump sum – there are payment plans and plenty of free resources to help. Be sure to ask questions, apply for everything, and invest in yourself.
Complete & Submit your FAFSA
Learn more and apply at fafsa.ed.gov.
Application opens in October.
School code for USU is 003677.
What You need
- Driver's license number
- Federal tax information
- Social Security Number
- Your parents' Social Security numbers (required if under 24 and single).
Check Your Email for Notifications
Provide your email address in your account at usu.edu/myusu.
Accept Your Award
Loans and work-study funds require acceptance. Grants are automatically accepted for you. Student loans require that you sign a promissory note and complete loan counseling.
Pay any Remaining Balance
If your accepted aid is not equal to what you owe, you must pay any remaining balance before the fee payment deadline. If any balance remains, your classes will be dropped.
Academic Success Center
ASC provides services and programs to facilitate students’ learning and to enhance academic success. Services include: supplemental instruction (offered in general education courses), drop-in tutoring, study strategy and individual study skill assistance.
We promote understanding and acceptance of diversity through education and outreach. LGBTQA, multicultural, and nontraditional student clubs and programs are offered.
Aggie Blue Bikes
Get around campus and town quickly on a free rental bike. Reserve a free beach cruiser, unicycle, tandem, race, or mountain bike for a day, weekend or three months.
Services include: one-on-one career coaching, selecting a major, internship opportunities, CareerAggie – online job posting and networking, on-campus interviews, career fairs/expos, alumni contacts, resume and interview tips, and testing.
College is a time of growth and opportunity, but can also be filled with overwhelming stress and challenges. Students feeling anxious, sad, angry, or discouraged can visit the counseling center and receive help in many forms. The services are free and confidential.
Disability Resource Center
The DRC provides services and accommodations for qualified students with all types of disabilities, including: physical, sensory, medical, learning, and psychological.
The USU Campus Store has everything you need, including textbooks, electronics, and official Aggie gear. Visit campusstore.usu.edu to view their inventory and order books and gear online.
USU 1010 - Connections
Connections is a two-credit academic course designed to ease your transition to Utah State and to prepare you for your college experience. It is an optional course, but highly recommended if you want to gain an edge and learn exactly what it takes to be successful at USU.
In your Connections course, you will cover everything from how to develop the best college study and time management skills, to how to work with professors and use the Library. You will also discuss why you are enrolled in higher education in the first place, and how you can make the most out of the coming years. You will meet many new friends within your class and at the evening activities.
Learn more at usu.edu/connections.
We have plenty of resources and programs for parents at usu.edu/parents including podcasts, USU's Parent & Family Network, information on leave of abscence and deferment, and more.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend a separate Parent Orientation while your student is attending Aggie Orientation on campus. Orientation can be found at usu.edu/orientation.
On The Fence
For a vast majority of students trying to choose a university, it’s not easy. There are a lot of options and tons of information. In the quest to digest and learn as much information as possible, we’ve curated a custom list to help students feel confident when they choose USU.
- Explore programs we offer at usu.edu/degrees.
- Watch Aggie Impact videos to see what it’s like to get an education at USU.
- See what it’s like to be an Aggie on our Instagram.
- Experience campus through our online virtual tours.
- Check out the 100s of current clubs and organizations (you can always start your own, too).
- Estimate your cost to attend USU using our cost calculator.
- Discover the many scholarship options to help cover the cost.
- Financial Aid is available to qualifying students. Apply here.
At the end of the day, talking to a USU Admissions Specialist is going to be your best option in getting your questions answered and discovering what Aggie life is like.