Returning From a Notification of Leave

Checklist Items

Checkbox   Password: If needed, recover your “Strong Password” at If you have technical issues, contact the IT Service Desk at 435-797-4357 or

Checkbox  USU Email: Make sure you are regularly checking your USU email account ( All official communications from USU will go here.

Checkbox   Security Phrase: If you haven’t already, create a phrase that you can use to identify yourself if you call to conduct business over the phone.

Checkbox   Designate a Delegate: If needed, set up a delegate and give him or her a copy of your information. Your delegate should be able to access your USU email if you will not be checking it regularly.

Checkbox   Mailing Address: Keep your address up to date.

Checkbox   Reminders: Set reminders on your calendar so you are aware of the dates for filing a FAFSA (Oct 1) and registering for classes upon your return (typically April for summer semester, May for fall semester, and November for spring semester).

Checkbox   Math Placement: If needed, take the ALEKS mathplacement exam to test into a math or stats course.

Checkbox   Language Placement: Take a language placement exam if you speak another language and want to receive credit for your language skills.

Checkbox   Scholarships: If you have a remaining scholarship from the USU Office of Admissions, it will automatically activate on your return semester. If you received any other scholarships, contact the USU regional campus, department, or other awarding entity to activate them for your return.

Checkbox   Financial Aid: Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible (as early as October 1 before the academic year you plan to attend). The FAFSA must be resubmitted each year that you want aid.

Checkbox   Housing: If needed, secure housing on or off campus.

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