What you need to apply and how to do it


Before You Apply

Choose a Degree

Go to the USU Online degree page to filter our available programs by your interests and degree levels.

Check Out Our Financial Aid and Scholarship Options

Whatever your financial situation, USU Online works to ensure all students can access a high-quality education. Learn how much USU Online costs and the different ways you can pay for your degree.

You Can Transfer Credits and Previous Degrees

If you are transferring credits to USU, you can review an unofficial tool to estimate how many credits may transfer. The official review of how many credits transfer will not be given until our advisors review which can be accepted after you apply.

If you’ve previously completed a bachelor’s degree, you can apply your previous credits toward the completion of a second bachelor’s degree and focus on core program requirements.



  1. Visit applynow.usu.edu and create an account.
  2. Submit an application.
  3. Submit any required supplemental items such as transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation.
  4. Contact the advisor for your specific program.

Once you have submitted your application, you should receive an email confirmation within a week or two. You can check your application’s status by logging into your account at applynow.usu.edu.


After You Apply

Once your application has been accepted, you will need to:
  1. Create your USU Password
  2. Pay your $200 Enrollment Deposit
  3. Begin Orientation
  4. Register for Classes
  5. Pay Tuition & Fees

Details about each of these steps can be found on the "What's Next" checklist.

Next Start Date

May 6, 2024

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Application Deadlines

Oct 1 Spring
Mar 1 Summer