Requirements & Deadlines

Academic Credentials

One official transcript from all institutions of higher learning attended by the applicant is required. Applicants are strongly encouraged to upload unofficial copies of their transcripts which may include documents such as mark sheets, completion certificates, and diploma supplements through their online application to expedite the processing of their application. Any offer of admission granted using unofficial transcripts/documents will not be finalized and future enrollment will be blocked until official, paper transcripts/documents are received in a sealed envelope from the Office of the Registrar where the applicant attended school.

Please note:

*All foreign transcripts/documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Documents signed by a notary or other person with no educational affiliation will not be accepted. Some graduate programs require a course by course evaluation. In the event that the university receives documents that are questionable, or suspicious in any way, the university will require a course by course evaluation from a foreign transcript evaluation services.

The credential evaluation must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions at the following address.All documents used by the service that performs the evaluation must include a copy of the original document, along with an English translation (if necessary).

University of South Florida
Office of Admissions
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa, Fl 33620

For your convenience, we have listed several credential evaluation services. Additional recommended services can be found at

Academic Evaluation Services, Inc.
11700 N. 58th Street
Tampa, FL 33617
Phone: 813-374-2020
Fax: 813-374-2023


American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Office of International Education Services
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite #520
Washington, DC 20036-1135
Phone: 202-296-3359
Fax: 202-822-3940


Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.                      
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: 414-289-3400
Fax: 414-289-3411


Josef Silny and Associates, Inc.
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: 305-273-1616
Fax: 305-273-1338