International Student Admissions

Application Process

Go to applynow.usu.edu to submit your application. When completing the application, be sure to select Price Campus as your campus of choice.

The completed application must be accompanied by the following:

  • Official transcripts showing class grades in all years of high school and university directly from the institution to the address below. Do not open the envelope with the official transcript.
  • Certified English translations must be provided for transcripts in other languages.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50, payable by credit card.
  • A signed Affidavit of Financial Support.
  • Proof of English proficiency.
See below for more information. For more information, please contact study@usu.edu.

Contact

Ryan Ware

Ryan Ware

Graduate Assistant / Immigration Advisor, DSO

General Academic Advising

Phone: (435) 612-5014
Office Location: OSS

Admission Deadlines

Priority deadlines are as follows:
Fall semester: May 1
Spring semester: Oct. 1
Summer semester: Not available for international students

Applications are processed as they are received. However, applications received too late to permit processing will be processed for the next available semester. All required records and forms must be received prior to admission. USU Eastern has two semesters: Fall semester begins in late August; spring semester begins in early January.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $50 must accompany the Application for Admission.

Academic Records

Official copies of academic records of all studies completed in secondary schools (high school), colleges, and universities must be submitted with your application. To be official, each copy must bear the original stamp or seal and a signature of a school officer or other authorized official attesting that it is a true copy of the original document. Unofficial photocopies of academic records will not be accepted. All records must be in English. Records from any schools attended must be official copies sent directly from the institution to International Undergraduate Admissions at:

International Undergraduate Admissions
Utah State University
9545 Old Main Mill
Logan, Utah 84322-9545
USA

Costs

Estimated Costs
USU Eastern Associate (12-18 credits)

  Spring
2021
Fall
2021
Academic Year
(Fall & Spring)
Tuition $5,436 $5,870 $11,306
Student Body Fees $363 $392 $755
International Student Fee $125 $125 $250
Tuition and Fees $5,924 $6,378 $12,311
Living Expenses** $2,540 $2,616 $5,156
Personal Expenses*** $3,89 $4,202 $8,095
TOTAL $12,357 $13,205 $25,562

Estimated costs are subject to change without notice. The estimated costs are based on regular tuition and fees. Based on your program, there may be additional differential tuition or program fees. These costs may change without prior notice.

* Tuition and fees based on an Associate's Program.
** Living Expenses include shared dorm room, 20 per week meal plan (forecast years have annual increase of 3% starting in summer). USU Eastern Note: No summer housing listed for USU Eastern.
*** Personal Expenses include health insurance, books, transportation, personal expenses (forecast years have annual increase of 15% for health insurance, 1% for books, 3% for transportation, and 1% for personal expenses starting in summer).

International students are required to register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester (9 of these credits must be face-to-face classes), but may take up to 18 credits at the same tuition cost. All international students are required to pay a one-time International Orientation Fee of $150 in their first semester of attendance. Please note that above costs are estimates. Personal expenses such as travel, clothing, entertainment, or automobiles are additional expenses not figured into this estimate. All international students are required to have adequate medical insurance.

International students are required to show adequate funding available for their USU study before they can apply for a student visa. Immigration laws require international students who wish to study in the U.S. on an F-1 visa to show proof of finances for one year.

Financial Support

International students are required to show adequate funding available for their USU study before they can apply for a student visa. Immigration laws require international students who wish to study in the U.S. on an F-1 visa to show proof of finances for one year.

Admitted students must provide an official bank statement on bank letterhead from their sponsor (for example, a family member) or, if sponsored by a government agency, a letter of support on agency letterhead. International students are required to have their sponsor complete an Affidavit of Financial Support.

English Proficiency

To provide a foundation for academic success, USU requires all undergraduate international students to demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency. The English language proficiency may be demonstrated by meeting one of the following. Students must ask the testing agency to send official exam scores to Utah State University (USU).

  • TOEFL* internet-based (iBT) exam score of at least 71. The TOEFL institution school code for USU is 4857.
  • IELTS* overall band score of at least 6.0 with minimum of 5.0 on each sub-scale.
  • SAT Critical Reading score of at least 500 on exams last administered January 2016 or SAT Reading score of at least 27 on exams first administered March 2016.
  • ACT English score of at least 18. The ACT institution school code for USU is 4276.
  • Completion of at least 24 credits of post-secondary/university course work taught in the U.S. in English, excluding English as a second language courses. Courses must have been taken at an accredited college/university to be considered for direct admission.

* Scores that are more than two years old at the time the application is complete are not accepted.

Undergraduate students who believe they demonstrate English language proficiency should complete the English Language Proficiency Appeal.

Applicants from Australia, Canada (except Quebec Province), New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States whose first language is English are exempt from this requirement. Utah State University reserves the right to require proof of English language proficiency from any applicant regardless of their citizenship, if deemed necessary by a university official.

Medical Insurance

Students are automatically enrolled in the university health insurance program. If you choose to purchase health insurance on your own it must meet university health insurance standards and you are responsible to complete the waiver process. For more information on the waiver process, contact ship@usu.edu.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is often available to students with previous university level study. If a student brings an official English-translated copy of their transcript, it may be mailed to one of several companies within the U.S. that evaluate international credits. These companies charge a fee for this service. When the evaluation is returned to USU Eastern, our records office will determine which credits may be used at USU Eastern. Students transferring credit from within the U.S. can have their transcript evaluated immediately. Additional information may be required for departmental review.

Visa

Upon admission to USU Eastern, a student will receive information on how to have an official letter of acceptance and a Certificate of Eligibility Form I-20 sent to them from the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate to secure a visa. Students also will be required to present supporting documents demonstrating their ability to pay all of their expenses for at least their first year of study in the U.S.