How To Apply

NOTE: USU is not taking any new applications for international students that would require issuing any new Form I-20 for F1 Visa status.


USU Enrollment Advisors will guide you through the admission process on your journey to accessing an affordable quality education.

USU is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students in its degree programs and complies with all requirements of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). Prospective international students must be eligible to apply for a student visa (F-1) or be in a temporary residency status that does not require a change of status to study in the United States.

To be considered for admission to the University under the F-1 student visa, all international students must meet the University’s general (undergraduate/graduate) admission and programmatic admission requirements as well as the requirements listed below:

  • Completed International Application Form
  • $100 non-refundable application and processing fee
  • The University’s language of instruction is English. Students must provide proof of English proficiency. The following methods can be submitted to satisfy this requirement:
    • A minimum TOEFL* iBT score of 61. Scores are valid for up-to two (2) years after the test date.
      • TOEFL School Code 6076
    • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0. Scores are valid for up-to two (2) years after the test date.
    • Students may meet the English proficiency requirement if they have taken and successfully completed at least one (1) academic year of post-secondary coursework when English is the medium of instruction as evidenced by official documentation.
    • A student is not required to take TOEFL or IELTS if the student is from a country where English is the primary/official language.
  • International Student Agreement Form
  • Copy of passport with photo and address pages. Copies of visas, most recent I-20 and I-94, if applicable.

Additionally, international students must provide written proof that they have sufficient funds to support themselves while living and studying in the United States:

  • Financial Documents
    • Financial Support Declaration that certifies that sufficient funds are available for the student (and dependents if applicable) at the University for at least one academic year and barring unforeseen circumstances, that adequate funding will be available from the same or equally dependable sources for subsequent years for the full course of study. The declaration must be signed by the student and/or sponsor.
    • Bank statements certified by a bank official showing one (1) year cost of attendance.
      • Undergraduate 2019 Cost of Attendance: $29,338
      • Graduate 2019 Cost of Attendance: $26,708
    • U. S. Immigration law prohibits waiver of the financial guarantee. Without this certified information, the I-20 cannot be issued. The financial declaration must be current, within 6 months of the student’s starts date at the University.
    • Financial documents must be provided directly to the Designated School Official (DSO) at Please include your student ID in subject line when emailing DSO.

Students are advised to apply six to eight (6 – 8) weeks in advance.  Complete applications should be submitted to the Enrollment Department.

Call 1-800-316-6314 to speak with an Enrollment Advisor and apply TODAY!