Next Steps

Freshman Next Steps

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Whether you’ve applied and are waiting for a decision,oryou’ve been accepted and need to knowwhat to do next, we’ve got you covered!

Applicant Next Steps

Here are a few of the things you can do while we’re evaluating your application for admission.

  • Check Application Status: See what items we’ve received, any items that are still missing, new information requested and our admission decision.
  • Complete SSAR: All freshman applicants must complete and submit a Student Self-Reported Academic Record (SSAR) as part of your application package.
  • Apply for Financial Aid: Discover the different types of aid available and how to apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Admitted Freshman Next Steps | Tampa Campus

Congratulations on your admission to USF! We’re excited to introduce you to life at our dynamic, metropolitan Tampa campus. View all your next steps, or use the quick links below to jump to specific tasks:

  • Submit Deposit: Save your spot in the class by submitting your admission deposit or admission deposit waiver.
  • Accept Scholarships: If you’ve received an admission scholarship, you must accept it to receive it.
  • Submit Medical History: Work with your health care provider to complete this form, which we must receive before you can register for classes.  
  • Apply for Housing: Submit your application early for your best chance of placement in the hall of your choice!
  • Reserve Orientation Date: You’ll register for your first-semester courses at Orientation, so sign up early for the best selection.
  • Submit Transcripts: Final official high school transcripts reflecting your graduation date must be submitted before your first day of classes. 

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Admitted Freshman Next Steps | St. Petersburg Campus

Congratulations on becoming a USF Bull! We think you’ll love life at our waterfront campus in the heart of stunning St. Petersburg. View all your next steps, or use the quick links below to jump to specific tasks:

  • Submit Deposit: Save your spot in the class by submitting your admission deposit or admission deposit waiver.
  • Accept Scholarships: If you’ve received an admission scholarship, you must accept it to receive it.
  • Submit Medical History: Work with your health care provider to complete this form, which we must receive before you can register for classes.  
  • Apply for Housing: Submit your application early for your best chance of placement in the hall of your choice!
  • Reserve Orientation Date: You’ll register for your first-semester courses at Orientation, so sign up early for the best selection.
  • Submit Transcripts: Final official high school transcripts reflecting your graduation date must be submitted before your first day of classes. 

Note: If you applied to the Tampa campus, learn more about why you were assigned to the St. Petersburg campus and view FAQs.

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Admitted Freshman Next Steps | Sarasota-Manatee Campus

Congratulations on joining the Herd! We’re ready to welcome you to the tight-knit Sarasota-Manatee campus, where professors know students by name. View all your next steps, or use the quick links below to jump to specific tasks:

  • Submit Deposit: Save your spot in the class by submitting your admission deposit or admission deposit waiver.
  • Accept Scholarships: If you’ve received an admission scholarship, you must accept it to receive it.
  • Submit Medical History: Work with your health care provider to complete this form, which we must receive before you can register for classes.  
  • Reserve Orientation Date: You’ll register for your first-semester courses at Orientation, so sign up early for the best selection.
  • Submit Transcripts: Final official high school transcripts reflecting your graduation date must be submitted before your first day of classes. 

 Note: If you applied to the Tampa campus, learn more about why you were assigned to the Sarasota-Manatee campus and view FAQs.

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