Application FAQ

Application FAQs

How do I check my application status?

Applicants can check their application status after the application is submitted and the $55 fee is paid. It usually takes two to four business days for the School of Graduate Studies to process an application online before it is sent to the MSHR office for review.

What is the process for the letters of recommendation?

The names and e-mail addresses of your recommenders are required on the application. Once the application is submitted, the School of Graduate Studies will notify your recommenders and ask them to send their letters electronically. Recommendation letters will not be reviewed unless they are submitted this way.

Each letter must address the applicant's potential for success in the proposed graduate degree program. If you have graduated within the last 2 years, at least 2 of the letters must come from faculty who are familiar with you and can make an authoritative assessment of your recent academic progress and success.

How do I send my transcripts?

An official transcript must be ordered from each previously attended college and/or university (except USU) and must be sent directly from each institution to USU's School of Graduate Studies (0900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-0900). Transcripts must be submitted for all courses above the high school level and for all prior degrees.

Transcripts accumulated on one record are not acceptable. Transcripts submitted as application credentials become the property of the School of Graduate Studies and will not be returned to the applicant.

Can I submit my application without including GRE/GMAT/MAT scores?

You can submit your application even if you haven't completed the GRE or GMAT or sent your transcripts. However, your application will not be reviewed until all documents have been received.

How do I submit my GRE/GMAT/MAT scores to USU?

  1. Register online to take an admissions test.
  2. Get a qualifying score (minimum scores should generally be in the 40th percentile for the verbal and quantitative sections)
  3. Have your scores sent (scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the School of Graduate Studies; institutional code for Utah State University is 4857 (GRE) or 2273 (MAT).

How do I pay the $55 application fee?

After the application is completed, you'll go to a secure page where you are required to pay the $55 application fee. You can pay with a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card. Your application will not be submitted until this fee is paid.

If your question was not answered, please contact us at mshr.huntsman@usu.edu.