Admission Information

Freshman Admission Dates and Deadlines

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Apply early! Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in late fall as applications are completed and all supporting documents are received. You may apply as early as August of your senior year. Freshman applications are considered for the spring, summer and fall semesters.

  1. Summer/Fall 2024 Semester Start

    1. Application Opens

      August 1

      Summer/fall application opens.

    2. Priority Application Deadline

      November 1

      Priority application deadline for admission, including campus choice.

      If you do not apply by the priority deadline, you are not guaranteed the campus that you applied for. You will be considered on a space-available basis.

    3. Start of Admissions Decisions

      December 8

      The Office of Admissions will begin releasing admissions decisions on December 8 after 5 p.m. ET.

      Please note: Not all applicants will receive an admissions decision on December 8 due to application volume. Keep an eye on your email inbox for your admissions decision!

    4. SSAR Priority Completion Deadline

      January 15

      Complete your Student Self-Reported Academic Record (SSAR) by January 15 to be considered for priority admission.

    5. Scholarship Consideration Deadline

      January 15

      Qualify for merit-based admissions scholarship by submitting all required documents needed to complete your application. This can include your application fee, test scores and SSAR/transcript(s).

    6. Final Application Deadline

      March 1

      Submit your application by this date to be considered for summer or fall admission.

    7. Final Application Completion Deadline

      March 15

      Submit all required documents to USF by March 15, including submission of the SSAR, to be considered for Summer/Fall admission.

    8. Confirm Enrollment

      May 1

      Submit your $200 admission deposit or deposit waiver by this date to reserve your space in the summer or fall semester.

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If you are starting in Spring 2024, review the enrollment deadlines below to ensure you're on track:

Spring 2024 Deadlines

  1. Spring 2024 Semester Start

    1. Application Closed

      February 2023

      The Spring 2024 application closed in February due to capacity.

    2. Confirm Enrollment for Priority Consideration

      October 1

      Submit your $200 admissions deposit or deposit waiver by this date for your best chance of securing a space in our Spring 2024 class.

    3. Confirm Enrollment

      November 1

      Submit your $200 admission deposit or deposit waiver (based on space available) by this date to reserve your space in the spring semester. 

    4. Orientation Reservation Deadline

      December 1

      Student must have picked an orientation date by December 1 for the Spring semester or their admission will be canceled. It is not necessary for you to have attended Orientation by December 1.