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Frequently Asked Questions

The Aggie Prep Program offers students a great opportunity to discover, learn, and achieve at Utah State University. The program is designed to assist and support the improvement of academic status and achievement at the collegiate level. The Aggie Prep curriculum incorporates classes that provide a foundational basis to ensure student readiness in general education requirements to move into a four-year program of study.
The Aggie Prep Program is for students seeking to pursue higher education but who may lack some of the criteria required for admission as a degree candidate. The Aggie Prep Program provides outstanding academic support, advising, and resources to assist students individually. A student may be admitted into this program either as a new freshman or a transfer student with less than 24 post high school credits completed or as a transfer student with more than 24 post high school credits completed. The program requirements may differ slightly for these two groups.
Utah State University admission decisions are based on a number of factors including high school GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and transfer GPA. Based on these and other factors, students may qualify for admission into a variety of programs and majors, including the Aggie Prep Program.
Students must remain in the program for a minimum of one semester. Students admitted to the program with less than 24 post high-school credits may move into a four-year Bachelor degree program after completing 24 college credits with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or after meeting the requirements to be accepted into a major program of study.

Students with more than 24 post high-school credits may move into a four-year Bachelor degree program after completing 12 additional post high-school credits with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or after meeting the requirements to be accepted into a major program of study.
While in the Aggie Prep Program, students may work on general education requirements that will go towards an Associate Degree in General Studies or a Bachelor degree. If students plan to move into a four-year program, they may also work on major requirements that can fulfill elective credits.
A student may graduate with an Associate Degree in General Studies or move into a four-year Bachelor Degree program after meeting the admission requirements for their desired program. Most classes taken while in the Aggie Prep Program may be applied toward a Bachelor Degree. Students are encouraged to work towards an Associate Degree in General Studies even if they transition to a four-year program.
Yes. Students may be admitted to the Logan Main Campus or to Utah State’s Regional Campuses throughout Utah. Students attending Logan Main Campus may start fall or spring semester. Students attending a Regional Campus may begin summer, fall or spring semester.
Students with less than 24 post-high school credits will take either USU 1730: Strategies for Academic Success or USU 1010: University Connections. They will also take English 1010: Introduction to Writing-Academic Prose and a math or statistics class Math 0950). Transfer students with more than 24 post-high school credits must take English 1010 and a math or statistics class.
USU 1730 orients students to the systems, tools, and resources unique to higher education that are needed to capitalize academic success (library, computer lab use, etc.). It also helps students develop critical thinking, study, and learning strategies necessary for college success.

USU 1010 is a class that provides support to help new students make a successful transition to USU. Class curriculum and activities provide an environment where students become familiar with the academic, social, and cultural opportunities offered by USU and the community.
Those who have previously completed English 1010 or fulfilled the Communication Literacy (CL1) general education requirement do not need to take English 1010 again. They are encouraged to take English 2010 (CL2) – Intermediate Writing during their first two semesters.
Those who have fulfilled their general math (Quantitative Literacy) requirement are not required to take a math/statistics course. They are encouraged to continue taking math or statistics courses as needed for their desired major. Those who have taken math courses but have not yet fulfilled the Quantitative Literacy requirement are still required to take a math or statistics class.
Yes. Students may not register for classes until the Math Placement Exam is taken. Students must take the Math Placement Exam unless they have already met the general math requirement. Students should take the Math Placement Exam as soon as they can. The Math Placement Exam assesses a student’s math skill set which helps students determine the appropriate college level mathematics and statistics courses to take.
Yes. The Math Placement Exam can be taken at any of Utah State’s regional campuses in Utah. Other arrangements and locations for the test may be made through the Math Department at Utah State.
No. Aggie Prep students are admitted in good standing and follow the same academic standing policies as all other Utah State students.
If a newly admitted student does not complete the preliminary requirements by the set deadline, the student becomes ineligible to register for classes that semester, but they can defer their admission to a future semester.

If a student is already in the Aggie Prep Program and fails to complete the core requirements by the required deadlines, the student’s matriculation will be closed. However, the student may apply to return Utah State University after sitting out for a minimum of one semester. For more information on the readmission process, please refer to the Admission Website.