Admission Information

Freshmen Admissions Information

Freshman Admissions Information
Get ready to apply! We know you have lots of questions, so we’ve assembled information on how to apply, application requirements, deadlines, cost of attendance, how to qualify for Florida residency and more.

How to Apply

Download our Freshman Application Steps Guide, watch application tutorials, and learn everything you need to do to apply using VZ (USF’s institution application) or the Common App.

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Dates and Deadlines

Get the scoop on application, scholarship, financial aid, deposit and orientation deadlines for the spring, summer and fall semesters. 

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Academic Requirements

Explore the requirements needed for admission to USF, including GPA, test scores, courses, foreign language and more.

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Self-Reported Student Academic Record (SSAR)

USF now requires submission of an SSAR as part of the application package. Find out what it is and how to submit yours. 

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Cost of Attendance

See our tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state undergraduate students. They’re among the lowest in the nation!

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Residency Information

Your residency classification determines whether you’re charged in-state or out-of-state tuition. Find out how to ensure you’re classified correctly.

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Explore Programs

Explore our 230+ majors and concentrations, plus programs in the Judy Genshaft Honors College, accelerated programs, academic pathways, guaranteed admission programs and more. 

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Non-Degree Students

Discover USF’s non-degree programs for visiting students, transient students, post-graduates, dual enrollment high school students, seniors and graduate certificate students. 

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For Counselors

Get the tools and resources college counselors need to shepherd students through the admission process at USF. 

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The University of South Florida encourages applications for admission from qualified students regardless of race, color, marital status, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws on non-discrimination and equal opportunity.

Visit the Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Opportunity to learn more about the following at USF:

The University of South Florida does not discriminate in admissions*, educational programs or activities. Any questions or inquiries concerning the application of Title IX  may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator. 

*Title IX coordinators are unable to answer admissions related questions or inquiries. 


The application process limits requests for information to prior conduct and academic information.  In the event an Applicant independently and voluntarily discloses additional personal information such as past emotional trauma, physical disabilities, or mental health challenges as part of a personal essay or statement, the self-disclosure of unsolicited personal information will not be considered a student report and those self-disclosures may not result in University initiated referrals for intervention or student support services.  In the event an Applicant is admitted, at the time of full enrollment a student may initiate contact with the available student success offices for support or guidance.