Summer ACE

USF Summer ACE Next Steps

ACE Next Steps

We are excited that you have decided to start your career at the University of South Florida with the 2019 Summer ACE Program.  To help you accomplish your transition into USF, we will be using this website and Canvas to guide you through the enrollment process. Canvas is USF's online learning portal that houses the university's online courses.  After you deposit, students will be invited to the ACE Canvas course that will walk you through your next steps for enrollment and your study away experience.  Within the Canvas course you will be able to reach our professional and student teams, as well as interact with your professors.

Please access this link to the USF Admissions New Admitted Student Checklist to see the steps ahead and learn information about depositing and moving forward. 

1. ACTIVATE YOUR NETID AND USF EMAIL ADDRESS

If you haven’t already, activate your NetID and check your USF email address regularly. Your USF email is used by all university offices for all official communication.

2. VERIFY YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

Update your contact information to ensure that you receive critical information from USF.

  • Sign in to myUSF and navigate to OASIS (Online Access Student Information System)
  • Navigate to “Personal Information”
  • Verify that your address, telephone number and email addresses are current
  • Complete the Summer ACE 2019 Contact Information Form

3. CONFIRM YOUR RESIDENCY STATUS

Confirm your status is accurate to ensure you will be charged the correct tuition rate.

  • Sign in to myUSF and navigate to OASIS (Online Access Student Information System)
  • Navigate to “Personal Information”
  • Confirm that your residency status is correct by reviewing our Residency Information for Freshmen (See the items you can provide to show proof of residency and what qualifies you as a resident)
  • If your residency status is wrong, email your admissions recruiter or call 813-974-3350. Also, please alert the Summer ACE office that you are in the process of working with admissions on residency via email or call 855-456-0649.

4. SUBMIT THE FAFSA

Need financial aid? You will need to submit your Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for all financial aid and scholarships. Since you have been admitted for the Summer 2019 term, you will need to complete two FAFSAs:

  • To receive aid for the Summer 2019 semester, complete the 2018-19 FAFSA by June 2019
  • To receive aid for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA

Remember to submit both FAFSAs before the Jan. 1, 2019 priority deadline to be considered for the most types of aid possible. The final deadline to submit your FAFSAs is June 30, 2019.

5. EXPLORE USF SCHOLARSHIPS

Check out additional scholarship opportunities offered by USF. To be considered for the most aid possible, submit your scholarship application before Feb. 1.

6. PAY ADMISSIONS DEPOSIT

In order to secure your spot for the Summer ACE program, please pay your deposit no later than May 1. To make your payment:

  • Sign in to myUSF and navigate to OASIS (Online Access Student Information System)
  • Navigate to “Admissions”
  • Pay $200 non-refundable deposit

7. ENROLL IN THE ACE 2019 CANVAS COURSE AT MYUSF

Canvas is the dashboard for online courses at USF. ACE has created a course to help you walk through your next steps from now through the duration of the program. You will receive an email when you are ready to enroll. Just follow those steps. Your first assignment is to select your ACE 2019 course.

8. SUBMIT YOUR IMMUNIZATION RECORDS AND MEDICAL HISTORY

Submit your immunization records and medical history so you can register for orientation, apply for campus housing, and register for courses. A guardian’s signature must be included if you are under 17 years of age.

  • Check OASIS to determine which records are on file
  • Complete any pending items and tasks:
    • Upload missing Immunization Records to the Admissions Portal
    • Verify in OASIS that documents have been received and holds have been cleared
    • Allow 3-7 days for processing of pending items
  • Course registration can only occur once all tasks are completed

9. APPLY FOR HOUSING AND MEAL PLAN

  • Summer ACE students stay in Poplar Hall during the summer. You have the option to stay in your room through the fall and spring semesters or move to a different residence hall. Review USF’s residence halls, including our innovative Living-Learning Communities, and select the option that is right for you.
  • Submit your Summer 2019 housing application and pay the $50 application fee via your OASIS account. If you plan to stay in Poplar Hall for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters, this is the only application you need to complete. If you plan to move to a different residence hall, you must complete a second housing application for the Fall 2019/ Spring 2020 semesters and pay a second $50 application fee.
  • You will select your meal plan when you apply for housing. The ACE Canvas Course will walk you through the meal plan selection process.

10. REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION

Orientation is your opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a USF student, both inside and outside of the classroom. Registration opens in March and attendance is required.

  • ACE students must register for the July 11-12 orientation. The registration fee is $175 for both residential and commuting students. Commuting students requiring overnight Orientation accommodations will be charged an additional $20 to their Orientation account.
  • Commuting students must stay overnight for orientation. Additionally, commuting students must notify ACE that they intend to be a commuter during the summer term.
  • You must have paid your admissions deposit to register for orientation

11. SELECT YOUR ON-CAMPUS ROOM

Be sure to select your room from mid-March through June 1. After June, the Housing & Residential Education team will provide the best available option based on your room preferences.

  • You must have completed your housing application, USF Immunization Compliance, and registered for orientation to receive a housing assignment
  • Summer ACE participants wishing to stay in ACE Housing have special access to designated pods. Within the ACE Canvas Course, the ACE team will walk you through ACE pod room selection and tips for finding and selecting a roommate.

12. SUBMIT FINAL TRANSCRIPTS, TEST SCORES AND EXAM CREDITS

Once you receive your final high school and dual enrollment transcripts with final grades and graduation date(s), submit them to the Office of Admissions. You must submit these documents before your first day of Fall 2019 classes.

13. CONNECT WITH YOUR PEERS

Meet your new classmates before setting foot on campus! Connect with peers who have similar interests through:

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EXPLORE YOUR PATH TO ARRIVAL

Once you finish this enrollment checklist, check out the Path to Arrival Checklist to ensure you are prepared to start classes.

Path to Arrival