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You should apply as a freshman if you have earned a diploma from an accredited high school, but never attended a college or university before (other than ESL). 

  1. Complete the online Admissions Application and pay the $40 application fee.
  2. Submit Official Academic Records from all secondary schools you have attended. Upload your records securely through your online application portal. If you are attending a high school in the U.S. or Canada, please request an official transcript from your high school counselor to be sent to USI.
    • APPLICANTS FROM CHINESE SCHOOLS: Do not submit your records through the upload form in your application portal. Please arrange for a verification report of your high school or university transcript. The report must be mailed directly to USI Admissions by the China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center CDGDC or Center for Student Services and Development, Ministry of Education, P.R. China CSSD.
    • APPLICANTS FROM BANGLADESH: Do not submit your records through the upload form in your application portal. Due to the current amount of fraudulent records coming from Bangladesh, we will not be able to move forward with an application review until we receive a NACES member evaluation. This needs to be a complete course by course evaluation of all classes taken and grades earned as well as diplomas and degrees earned. The evaluation also needs to come with a copy of your original records. We recommend WES, ECE, or IERF as affordable, reliable options, but we will accept any NACES member evaluation that meets the criteria above. Please order an evaluation and have it sent directly to USI by the evaluation company.
  3. Submit Official proof of English Proficiency.
  4. Submit either official ACT or SAT scores, if required 
  5. If you have taken some time off from school, please submit an explanation of what you have been doing since you graduated from high school until the month you plan to enroll at USI.

Once all requirements are received and reviewed an admission decision will be made. Students are notified of their admission decision by email. We reserve the right to require a third party NACES certified credentials evaluation for complex educational backgrounds or where verification of authenticity is required.

Now that you have completed the application process to USI, get a jump start by submitting your required immigration documents to receive your I-20 or DS-2019.