FAQs, Forms, & Useful Links
If you are stuck on the application or have questions about admissions requirements, don't worry, you're not alone. We have compiled a list of FAQs that are related to the USF application and admissions process. If you still cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us at email@example.com or +1 813-974-8884.
Q: What is the scholarship deadline?
A: To be considered for an Admissions Scholarship, all you have to do is apply for admission by January 2. No additional applications are required! This is the priority scholarship deadline; if you apply for admission prior to January 2, then you will automatically be reviewed for our Admissions Scholarships. If you apply after January 2, you may be reviewed on a funds available basis.
A: You can submit payment in one of the following ways:
- Credit card: Please submit the $30 payment online. Use your NetID and password to log in to myUSF to access OASIS, the Online Access Student Information System. Navigate to the Student tab, select Admissions, and then select the option Pay My Application Fee.
- Wire transfer: We now accept wire transfers for payment via Flywire, an easy and secure method of sending international payments.
A: The NetID is your user ID at the University. Your NetID is your key to USF applications. It is also the name portion of your email address that you will have as a future student at USF. With its associated password, the NetID allows you access to a variety of online services offered at the entire University system; you will initially be using your NetID to view your application status online as well as to make your admission application payment.
A: Official exam results for SAT, ACT, and TOEFL must be received directly from the testing service to be utilized to render an official admissions decision and for scholarship consideration. Please request that your official results for SAT or ACT, including writing, and, if necessary, TOEFL be sent to USF.
- USF's SAT Code: 5828
- USF's ACT Code: 0761
- USF's TOEFL Code: 5828
IELTS score reports may be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via postal mail to our address listed below for verification.
Q: How should I send my transcripts?
A: Please send records from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended, showing subjects taken and grades received as well as any national or government certificates earned. Please contact our office if you need clarification on what we need. We can accept digital copies of these secondary and post-secondary school records e-mailed directly from your school to email@example.com in order to expedite the review process for your application. You can also have your school mail us your transcripts via post to the following address:
University of South Florida
Office of Admissions
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa, FL 33620
It is important to note that any paper transcripts must remain sealed; otherwise, it will be deemed unofficial and not eligible for use in determining an admissions decision or scholarship consideration.
Q: Do I need to send my transcripts through a foreign translation/evaluation service?
A: The University of South Florida does not require credential evaluations for secondary or post-secondary school credentials. Documents that are issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a literal English translation provided by a certified translation service.
A: Unfortunately it is difficult to determine when a student will receive their decision. Each application is unique and, as a result, has its own processing time. Our admissions process is rolling in the sense that a student will receive a decision once the decision is made. Our typical evaluation period for an application is 4-8 weeks once all admissions materials have been received; however, it is not uncommon to experience a longer evaluation time period.
Please note that once a decision is made on your application, you will be notified on your OASIS account, and it will be followed by a congratulations e-mail with a pdf copy of your admissions letter. Please continue to consult your OASIS account to track your application status.