Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of South Florida! We know that deciding to transfer to another university 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 and activate your USF NetID and USF email address. Your USF email address will be used by all University offices for official communication.

Verify Personal Information

Log in to and verify that your address, telephone number and email addresses are current. Make updates if necessary. Also, check your residency status to ensure you are charged the correct tuition rate.

Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

Explore scholarship opportunities at USF. Most have a deadline of February 1. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before March 1.

Apply for Housing & Meal Plan

Review on-campus housing options and meal plans. 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.

Register for Orientation

All new students must attend an orientation session. Once you have activated your NetID you may register for your preferred orientation date.

Submit Final Transcripts

You must submit official transcripts from each institution attended within 30 days of the beginning of the semester.  

Complete Foreign Language Requirements

You must complete, with passing grades, two years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 to 10 hours at the post-secondary level. If you completed this requirement in high school, submit an official high school transcript to Undergraduate Admissions. If you do not meet this requirement, you must do so prior to graduation.

Review Your Transfer Credits

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will evaluate your transcript to determine which credits are transferrable to USF. The college of your major will assign equivalent courses in determining which courses are applicable toward a specific degree at USF.

Review Tuition and Fees

USF does not mail tuition bills. Once you are registered for classes, check your tuition due at Sign up for e-deposit to permit financial aid and student refunds to be directly deposited into your personal bank account.

Before Classes Begin

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.

You're a Bull! What's Next?

Join the Undergraduate Admissions Facebook page and the New Student Network. Be sure to attend Week of Welcome (WOW). It’s jam-packed with exciting events that make students feel connected to the campus community.