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INTO Student Questions

Progression is an exciting and busy time. You are in your final semester of your Pathway program and you probably have many questions about how Progression will work. We have put together a list of our most commonly asked questions about the Progression process for you. If you still cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us at international@usf.edu or +1 813-974-8884.

Q: Will I progress to a degree program at USF?

A: Yes. INTO USF students are guaranteed to progress into a USF program upon successful completion of a Pathway and meeting all progression requirements.

Q: When do I submit my official documents?

A: Students must submit official, original and final academic credentials (i.e. transcripts, diplomas, graduation certificates, exam results) at INTO Orientation or in advance of arrival, as part of satisfying USF's Admissions Requirements. Academic Credentials submitted to an education counsellor during the application process are expected to be mailed to INTO USF as part of the admissions process. When this does not happen, official documents are required at Orientation during the Credential Evaluations session and then reviewed by a credential evaluator. Students are notified via their USF e-mail if they receive clearance or if there are any pending issues needed to be resolved.

Q: How do I know if my documents are considered official versus unofficial?

A: Academic documents are considered official or original when they have been issued by an educational authority and official signatures and seals are provided. Credentials issued by the school or ministry of education must be submitted to INTO USF in a sealed and unopened condition and within the originally issued envelope, unless forwarded to INTO USF from the approved education counsellor. Academic Credentials are required in original language and documents not in English must include certified translations.

Q: Which academic credentials may be returned to me?

A: Official and unofficial transcripts are not returned to students, including any certified English translations and exam results. After the evaluators have finalized a review of the credentials, students are notified by e-mail when their Graduation Certificate or Diploma is available for pick-up.

Q: What happens if I do not submit official and original final academic documents to USF?

A: You will have an Academic Credentials Hold placed on their account, blocking registration.

Q: When will I receive my admission letter?

A: You will typically not receive your admissions letter until after you have completed your current term and all of the grades are posted and visible in OASIS.