Resources for Student Success
Even though many of our online students are not near USU’s physical locations, they have access to all resources available to students to increase success. No USU student is alone in earning their degree. In addition to the resources below, visit our Online Learning Study Tips, or thrive.usu.edu to get recommendations and help that pertain to your situation.
USU Online Student Success Webinars
This webinar series covers a series of common issues students face and provides tips and assistance as support.
|Managing Finals Anxiety||View|
|Studying: Quality Beats Quantity||View|
|Myths & Tips of Learning Online||View|
|Tips and Tricks of Canvas (NEW!)||View|
|Study Skills & Test Preparation Strategies||View|
|Successful Time Management||View|
|What can Career Services do for You?||View|
|Three Components to Successful Test Prep (NEW!)||View|
|Finding Success Through Resiliency||View|
The USU Online Student Handbook is a great source of information for any other question you might have.View Handbook
Getting oriented to a new school can be tricky, but the online orientation modules are here to help you with this exciting new transition!View Orientation
Additional Resources and Benefits
2nd Bachelor's Options
If you’ve previously completed a bachelor’s degree and are considering going back to school, you have many educational options available to you. Apply your previous credits toward the completion of a second bachelor's degree by focusing on core program requirements.
Access resources to help you develop effective study habits such as good time management, note-taking and reading, communication, and managing stress. You can also see what campus resources (many with online services!) there are to aid you in your academic efforts.
Take online classes anywhere you can access the internet. Mix and match on-campus, online and broadcast classes for the same price and credit value, without losing any student benefits. There is no separate admission, and any current USU student with reliable internet can take online classes.
The Career Services Center at Utah State University is the link between students and meaningful career employment. The career coaches at the center provide students, alumni, and community members the opportunity to: choose a career, find an internship, prepare for graduate school, and find a job. Contact Career Services for more information.
USU awards transfer credit for academic work completed at other academic institutions. For detailed information about Utah State University policies regarding transferring credits, please refer to the USU General Catalog.
Disability Resource Center
The DRC works with individuals, faculty, and staff to ensure that students with disabilities can fully participate in university programs, services, and activities. The center helps individuals with disabilities overcome barriers that could otherwise limit their academic, professional, and personal potential.
Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Loans
The Financial Aid Office can help make a degree financially possible for every qualified USU student. Grants, student loans, parent loans, and work-study funds are available to students who qualify to help increase access to higher education.
Health & Wellness (CAPS)
The Student Wellness center provides a variety of resources to embrace a holistic approach to student development by removing psychological, emotional, and behavioral barriers to learning and success.
IT Service Desk
The IT Service Desk offers technology support for most enterprise systems at Utah State University. The Service Desk also provides; full-time desktop support; campus software licensing, and certified hardware repair services. Contact (435) 797-4951, email@example.com, online Live Chat or through MyTech.usu.edu. Additional Canvas support is available 24/7, 1-877-399-1958, or online Live Chat.
Local Campus Resources
USU Online students have access to all 30 USU campuses and centers across the state. These Statewide Campus locations provides access to study spaces, computer labs, test proctoring, advising, and more.
Online Library Access
The USU Libraries provide access to almost 2 million print books and journals, 7,600,000 e-books (including over 7 million in the HathiTrust Digital Library), 480,000 government publications, and over 60,000 electronic journals. Librarians provide research help for subjects in each major. The library will ship books and videos to students at no expense.
Connect with other students who have exprience taking online classes. Mentors can be your point of contact when you may be struggling. Through regular contact and encouragement they can direct you to the available resources to help keep you on task and succeeding in your online courses.
All online courses can be viewed in the online registration system: Banner. When selecting the section in which you wish to register, make sure you select the campus closest to you, or if you are not located in Utah, find the section that corresponds to "Out of State." Also select "online" as the instructional method.
Many online courses require proctored exams. The proctor's role is to verify the identity of the student taking the exam and supervise to ensure the instructions specified by the instructor are carried out. USU coordinates with proctors worldwide or through online virtual proctor tools.
Utah students use the same tuition table for all classes. USU Online classes cost the same as face-to-face or broadcast classes. Tuition for USU online students outside of Utah is a fixed rate.
We want you to succeed. USU provides access to many local and online tutoring options, including an online writing center. Take advantage of these tutoring services all semester long.
Veteran and Military
Utah State University provides extensive resources and financial support to military and former military service members. We understand the unique challenges faced by veterans returning from active duty and are committed to helping make the transition as smooth as possible.