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Steps to Apply

Step 1: Complete Your International Application

USF makes applying easy with our online application which should take you only approximately 30 minutes.

Step 2: Send Academic Records

After you have submitted your online application to USF, you will need to submit the following:

University of South Florida
Office of International Admissions
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, BEH 236
Tampa, Florida 33620
United States

Please note that transcripts submitted for admission become the property of the University of South Florida and cannot be returned to you or sent to another college or university.

Step 3: Provide Test Scores

All freshman applicants are required to submit official SAT or ACT scores.

The minimum exam subscores required for consideration for admission to USF are outlined below:

Minimum SAT subscores:

Minimum ACT subscores:

Please note that merely meeting the above listed minimums is not a guarantee of admissibility. Meeting the minimum subscores can, however, exempt you from having to provide proof of English proficiency.

The most common way of demonstrating English proficiency is through standardized exams such as the TOEFL Internet-based (iBT), IELTS, SAT, or ACT. Students who have taken these exams should request that an official score report be sent from College Board/ETS or the British Council.

A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based) or higher will enable you to be considered for admission directly into university-level academic programs.

Step 4: Provide Financial Guarantee

In compliance with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations, all international applicants must provide evidence of sufficient funds available for their studies. We require a current bank statement (dated within the past two months) on bank letterhead, with the name of the account holder and currency clearly indicated in English. An Affidavit of Support cannot be used in place of a bank statement.

Documentation of available funds for a full academic year or two semesters, including tuition, fees, and living expenses is required before the University of South Florida can issue you an I-20 or DS-2019. Therefore, we encourage you to submit your financial documents during the application process. If you do not, your application will still be processed, but your I-20 or DS-2019 will not be issued until you have provided sufficient evidence of financial support.