Skip to main content

Next Steps

Congratulations on your admission to Utah State University, Logan main campus!
Welcome!

Please note, advising appointments are for students who are currently admitted to USU. If you are an international applicant, not yet admitted, email study@usu.edu. If you have applied and paid the application fee, contact usuintl@usu.edu. If you have recently been admitted, please contact internationalstudents@usu.edu for undergraduates and chris.cameron@usu.edu for graduates.

Utah State University

Congratulations!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Utah State University (USU)! Review these steps after your admission. If you have questions along the way, email internationalstudents@usu.edu, if you are an admitted undergraduate or chris.cameron@usu.edu, if you are a newly admitted graduate student.

Step 1 - Create your Password for your Student ID (A-Number)

Visit this website to create the password for your Student ID. You will need to do this to request your I-20. If you have difficulty after attempting to create your password, visit this website to receive password reset help.

Step 2 - Request your I-20

Click on F/J Students to log into the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Portal using your Student ID (A-Number) and password. Click on F/J Students and follow the instructions to upload your required documents for your I-20.

Step 3 - Ship your I-20

Request your shipping label for your I-20 here, if you prefer the hard-copy I-20. After your I-20 is ready we will ship it to you. Due to the pandemic, SEVP allows us to send your I-20 electronically. Let us know how you want to receive your I-20.

Step 4 - Pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee

Pay the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee to activate your I-20/SEVIS record. Save a copy of your I-901 SEVIS fee receipt to show for your visa appointment and records.

Step 5 - Complete your Visa Application

Complete the form DS-160 (Online Visa Application) to schedule your visa appointment. Remember to check Appointment Wait Times and Application Fees. 

Step 6 - Schedule your Visa Appointment

Locate a U.S. Embassy/Consulate location near you in your country and schedule your F-1 visa appointment.

Step 7 - Visa Interview Tips

Tips on successfully finishing the visa consular interview.

Step 8 - Prepare for your trip to the U.S.

We are excited about your arrival to Utah State University after securing your visa. Give yourself enough time to arrange for your air flight. 

Step 9 - Your Student Health & Immunizations

USU health insurance meets all minimum requirements for F-1 and J-1 visa holders.  For more information, see:  https://health.usu.edu/health-insurance-information/

Step 11 - Air & Ground Transportation

Schedule your air travel and plan to arrive at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

USU is approximately 1.5 hours from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Do your best to arrive in Logan, Utah, when your housing accommodation is open. Make transportation arrangements with the Salt Lake Express shuttle from the airport to Logan, Utah, prior to your arrival. Visit the international arrival webpage for more information.

Step 12 - Complete Online Orientation

Before you register for classes, you will need to complete the online orientation. Your online orientation will guide you on how to register for classes within MyUSU. View the Academic & Registration Calendars for deadlines. For information about paying tuition and fees, visit the Registrar's Office website.

Step 13 - Check-In After you Arrive

When you arrive at USU, you are required to first check-in ONLINE for the Office of Global Engagement using the ISSS Portal.  Students transferring from another U.S. university or college are also required to check-in in so that transfer paperwork can be completed. Also, complete the required online immigration orientation within the ISSS Portal online check-in.