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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 thrive.usu.edu to get tips 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.

Previous Webinars
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Managing Finals Anxiety View
Studying: Quality beats Quantity View
Myths & Tips of Learning Online View
The Hidden Secrets of Canvas View
Study Skills & Test Preparation Strategies View
Successful Time Management View
What can Career Services do you for? View
Test Preparation & Test Taking Strategies View
Finding Success Through Resiliency View

Upcoming Dates

There are no live events planned in the near future. Please see the archive for past recordings.

Additional Resources and Benefits

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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.

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Academic Success Center

The ASC offers excellent resources for students, faculty, parents of students, and others interested in discovering new ways to study effectively, learn efficiently, and achieve academically.

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Availability

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.

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Career Services

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.

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Credit Transfers

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.

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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.

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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.

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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, servicedesk@usu.edu, online Live Chat or through MyTech.usu.edu. Additional Canvas support is available 24/7, 1-877-399-1958, or online Live Chat.

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Local Campus Resources

USU Online students have access to all 32 USU campuses and centers across the state. These Statewide Campus locations provides access to study spaces, computer labs, test proctoring, advising, and more.

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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.

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Registration

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.

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Test Proctoring

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.

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Tuition

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.

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Tutoring

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.

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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.