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How We Make Decisions

USF’s initial eligibility grid offers a transparent view of our evaluative process for freshmen. In addition to GPA, test scores and coursework, we consider a number of academic success predictors and other admission factors.

Find Your Recruiter

Your assigned recruiter is here to help answer questions, connect you with resources, provide services for your school and more.

Applying for Admission

USF welcomes applications from all freshmen (first time enrolling at a university). Unsure if your student qualifies as a freshman? Check out the definition here. Also be sure to review all freshman admissions requirements and deadlines.

Special Scenarios

Check to see if your student qualifies for an application fee waiver or foreign language waiver. Also review our admission guidelines for students with disabilities.


With more than 80 undergraduate majors, there are unlimited opportunities to discover and pursue academic passions. Academically talented students are encouraged to explore USF's highly regarded Honors College, accelerated degree programs and exciting research opportunities.

Cost of Attendance

Did you know that USF boasts one of the lowest tuition rates in the country? Plus, in 2012-2013, we awarded an average financial aid package of $11,438 to 22,613 students. Now that's value!

Admissions Scholarships

To be considered, students must apply for admission by January 2. There are no separate applications to complete. Explore opportunities available to Florida and non-Florida residents. Check information on requirements, award timelines and accepting or renewing a scholarship.

Financial Aid

USF offers a combination of need-based grants, loans and work-study opportunities to help defray education costs. Learn how to apply for financial aid with our handy step-by-step guide.

Other Scholarships

Search for university scholarships and privately funded USF Foundation scholarships. Florida Bright Futures Scholarships are available for high-achieving students from Florida. The USF Scholarship Resources website provides information about a great number of outside scholarships.