Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of South Florida! We know that deciding where to attend college is a big decision, and we want you to feel comfortable that you’re making the right choice.
If it’s been a while since you visited our site, reacquaint yourself with USF’s top-rated academics, vibrant campus life, and spectacular Tampa Bay location. Can you see yourself at USF?
If your answer is YES (and we hope it is), use the links on the right to begin your journey as a USF Bull.
ACTIVATE YOUR NET ID
We want to stay in touch! If you haven’t already done so, visit my.usf.edu and activate your USF NetID and USF email address. Your USF email address will be used by all University offices for official communication. If you did not receive the four-digit code needed to activate your NetID, please call the Office of International Admissions.
Verify Personal Information
Log in to my.usf.edu and verify that your address, telephone number and email addresses are current. Make updates if necessary.
APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Explore scholarship opportunities at USF. Most applications have a deadline of February 1. You will be automatically considered for Admissions Scholarships if you apply for admission by January 2.
Apply for Housing & Meal Plan
Freshmen must live on campus and purchase a meal plan (exceptions may apply – contact Housing for details). Housing assignments are made based on the date of a completed housing application. To ensure you receive your preferred housing assignment, do not delay!
Submit Medical History
All new students must submit the official USF Medical History form and provide proof of immunizations to Student Health Services prior to registering for classes. Students living on campus must provide evidence of Meningitis vaccination to receive a housing assignment.
Purchase or Provide Proof of Health Insurance
Submit the Student Health Insurance Compliance Form prior to the start of the semester. Florida law requires all international students to have medical insurance. Medical insurance is available through Student Health Services.
Submit Visa Documents
Submit all required documentation to International Services if you will be attending USF on a student visa (F-1 or J-1).
Submit Enrollment Deposit
Pay your non-refundable $200 enrollment deposit by December 1 (admitted for Spring term) or May 1 (admitted for Summer/Fall) to secure your place at USF. The deposit will be applied towards your first semester’s tuition and fees.
Register for Orientation & Check-In
Once you have activated your NetID and paid your admissions deposit, you may register for your preferred orientation date and your international student check-in. Both sessions are mandatory for international students.
Submit Final Academic Credentials
You must submit official academic credentials (transcripts, diploma, external exam results) before or upon arrival at USF. If you have dual enrollment, you also must provide an official college transcript.
Review Tuition and Fees
USF does not mail tuition bills. Once you are registered for classes, check your tuition due at my.usf.edu. Sign up for e-deposit to permit financial aid and student refunds to be directly deposited into your personal bank account. You may open a U.S. bank account through the USF Credit Union or another financial institution.
Wrap Up Final Details
Obtain your USF ID card from the USF Card Center. If you plan to park on campus, purchase your USF parking permit. Purchase your textbooks from the USF Bookstore. Finally, be sure to complete the online Life Skills and Academic Integrity modules.
Connect with New Classmates
Join the International Admissions Facebook page, the UConnect portal, and the New Student Network. Register for CampU and make friends before your first day. Be sure to attend Week of Welcome (WOW). It’s jam-packed with exciting events that make students feel connected to the campus community.