Post-Admission Steps

Congratulations on your decision to attend Utah State University for your post-graduate degree! We're excited for you to join our Aggie family and can’t wait to share this journey with you. 

To help you better transition into graduate school at USU, we’ve compiled the following post-admission steps. Please take a moment to review this information and complete all immediate actions. If you have any questions after reading this information, please email the School of Graduate Studies at



Accept Your Offer of Admission

To make your admission decision, enter the application portal and click “decision history” in your application. You will be able to select an option to either accept or reject the offer.


Create Your Password for your Student ID

Visit to create the password for your student ID. If you have any questions, follow these step-by-step instructions. If you have difficulty after attempting to create your password, you can get help with a password reset.


Register for and begin New Student Orientation

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the School of Graduate Studies’ new student orientation. It contains critical information about the university and student resources. 

International students are also asked to complete the international student orientation. This should be completed in addition to the general graduate school orientation. 

Some departments hold program-specific orientations for their students as well. We ask that these orientations be completed in addition to the general grad school orientation and the international student orientation.

Learn More About Orientation


Find Housing

Housing fills up quickly in Logan, so it’s good to start your search early. Here are a few resources to help you begin:

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

USU cannot confirm or guarantee the accuracy of any information or the availability of the properties found through these resources. The apartments associated with these resources are not owned, operated, or endorsed by Utah State University. Students are responsible for all due diligence before signing contracts or agreements with off-campus properties. Students are encouraged to review USU’s renter education resources.


Read the International Arrival Guide

The International Arrival Guide provides steps you can take to help make your arrival to USU a smooth experience.

To learn how to request an I-20, visa, and more, please email


Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are several ways you can get help paying for graduate school. Explore USU’s scholarship and financial aid pages for more information.


Register for Classes and Pay Tuition

  • Consult with your department about which courses you need to take.
  • Register for classes. Registration begins in November for spring semesters and April for fall semesters. Visit the USU registration calendar for specific dates.
  • Pay tuition by the semester deadline.

Register for Classes   Pay Tuition


Regularly Check Your Campus Email

Once you have registered for classes, you will be given an email address. The university uses this address to send important communications to you during your time with us. You will need to check this account periodically, or set a mobile device or other email client to notify you when an email arrives. 

Learn More About Student Emails


Connect with Us

Follow the School of Graduate Studies on social media to stay up-to-date on important events and announcements.

Find and follow other USU groups, too! For a list of all accounts, visit USU’s online social media directory.


Complete Trainings

  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
  • Teaching Assistant Training
    • If you are going to be a teaching assistant, be sure to complete the Teaching Assistant Training course (USU 7920). Students can register through Banner and must be registered before their funding will be processed.

Enroll in or waive the student health insurance coverage

Utah State University automatically enrolls international students and students on a 0.5 assistantship in a subsidized health insurance plan. Students may request to waive out of the subsidized graduate insurance if they have their own insurance coverage that has been approved by the Student Health & Wellness Services. Students who do not opt out by the deadline will be required to pay the premiums for the duration of the plan. 

All other graduate students are encouraged to enroll in USU’s graduate student health insurance plan if they do not have their own insurance coverage. 

USU also offers optional vision and dental insurance plans.

Learn About Student Health Insurance Coverage


Review the resources available to graduate students at USU

USU has many resources available to you to help you succeed in graduate school. Explore our resource center page to become familiar with everything that’s available to you.

Explore Resources

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