Student Resources

We consider every question as an opportunity to learn. USI offers a variety of resources for online learners you can access anytime, so you can stay focused on your future.

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Technology Support

We’re here to help you prevent and resolve technical issues quickly.

New to online learning? All the links you need are in one place on our Students IT page, including distance learning guides and help with Blackboard. If you’re having trouble with myUSI or Eagles Mail, you can check the announcements at myUSI and IT News.

IT Help Desk technical support is available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CDT)

Phone: 812-465-1080


Mailing Address:
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712

You can also find assistance at our Help Desk, Monday through Friday 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CDT), and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CDT)**

Phone Support: 812-465-1080

** Limited walk-in, email and phone support. Service requests that can be solved by the available staff will be handled, and other non-emergency service requests will be handled the next regular work day (Monday-Friday). Not all services are available at all times.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions regarding your online experience, you can find answers in our Online Learning and Blackboard Online FAQs.

State Authorization

Program Map


USI MBA Resources

USI MBA Orientation


USI MBA Course Schedule (PDF)

Nursing FAQ

RN to BSN Online

  • What prerequisites or non-nursing courses are required for the RN to BSN online program?
    • Program curriculum requires six non-nursing courses that may be transferred, or taken at USI. After you are accepted, your transcripts will be reviewed, and you will receive a plan of study that defines the requirements needed to complete the program.
  • How many courses do I have to take to graduate from the RN to BSN online program?
    • The program consists of nine core nursing courses. In addition, six non-nursing courses are required; these courses can be transferred, or completed at USI. A total of 120 credit hours is required to graduate. If you do not have enough credits (transfer credits and credits earned at USI), additional elective courses will be included in your plan of study.
  • Do I need to come to campus?
    • No. Classes are 100 percent online, and you can complete orientation, registration and all other activities online.
  • Do I need to be online at specific times? Will I need to be off work on certain days?
    • No. There are assignment due dates, but these do not require you to be online on a specific day or at a specific time.
  • Are there tests? If so, are the tests proctored? Do I have to test at a specific time?
    • There are tests in some classes, and you may be required to have a proctor. You can arrange for a proctor where you live; see USI proctor guidelines. You do not need to go to a formal testing center. Tests are available over several hours or even days, so you do not have to change your work schedule.
  • If I apply but need to delay my start, what do I need to do?
    • Should a delay be necessary—or in any case where your plans for school change—contact Admissions at Depending on the extent and timing of the delay, an updated application may be required. Your plan of study may change as some courses are not offered each term. Courses will remain the same, but the order may change.
  • What happens if I need to drop a class or take a break?
    • Find your advisor’s contact information on your plan of study. If you are unsure of who your advisor is, please contact to be directed to your assigned advisor, who will revise your plan of study. Some courses are not taught every term, so the order of your courses may change—but the required courses will stay the same.
  • Can I get financial aid?
    • The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your FAFSA must be received by the federal processing center by April 15th each year to be considered for state financial aid as well as federal financial aid. The Federal School Code for USI is 001808. You will need an FSA ID to electronically sign your FASFA. If you do not have an FSA ID, you can create one at

      • Once you are admitted to the program and we receive your FAFSA, you can see the financial aid you qualify for and accept or decline your Direct Student Loan through your myUSI account.

        If you have questions or need more information regarding financial resources that may be available to you, visit our Student Financial Assistance page, access our Financial Aid FAQs or contact us:

        Student Financial Aid Office
        Toll-Free Phone: 800-467-1965
        Local Phone: 812-464-1767
        Fax: 812-461-5305
        Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CDT)

  • If my employer is going to help with tuition, do I need to pay tuition up front?
  • Will I have to purchase textbooks?
    • Yes, some classes require textbooks. Visit the USI Campus Store to find out which book(s) are required for each course. Books may be ordered online from the USI Campus Store or from another source.
  • Can I get credit for work experience?
    • You may be able to validate select classes with significant experience directly related to the course content or national nursing certification. Generally, at least three years of RN experience with a minimum two years in the specific area of practice is needed. National certification may be ANCC board certification or certification from a national nursing organization—e.g., CCRN certification. You will receive more information during your first course.

Nursing Study Plans

RN to BSN Standard Plan of Study

RN to BSN Expedited Plan of Study

RN to BSN Additional Courses Plan of Study

David L. Rice Library

USI’s library offers support to distance education and off-campus students to assist you on your online journey. Our Online Learning Services page is your portal to research resources, online guides and tutorials, as well as other Indiana libraries and state-funded databases. For more help, contact our Reference and Online Learning Librarian:

Phone: 812-461-5328

Toll Free: 1-800-246-6173

Fax: 812-465-1693


Our knowledgeable staff at the Veteran, Military and Family Resource Center are here to help you make your transition to college student.

Active military service members and veterans receive an admission fee waiver. Simply apply online and select the “military waiver” option, then contact our office at 800-467-1965 so we may submit the proper forms to Graduate Studies.

For more information about applying to USI as a service member, visit our Veteran, Military and Family Resource Center.


As an online student at USI, you are welcome to participate in Commencement.

For undergraduate student information regarding graduation, please visit our baccalaureate Graduation Requirements page.

For graduate student information regarding graduation and participating in the Commencement ceremony, please visit our graduate Graduation Requirements page.

Visit the USI Campus Store to order announcements, cap, gown, tassel, hood and USI apparel.

Career Services

At the University of Southern Indiana, we are committed to helping students and alumni transition from college to career. We provide a full range of career development services, including internship and job search strategy, workshops, career fairs, resume assistance and mock interviews. Visit our Career Services and Internships site for links to these helpful resources available to you as a student.