Next Steps

Admitted Graduate Student Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance to one of the most prominent research universities in the U.S.! Ready to get started on the transition to USF? Here are your next steps.

  1. Activate Your NetID and USF email address

If you haven’t already, activate your NetID and USF email address (it will be used by all university offices for official communication).

  1. Verify Your Contact Information

  3.  Submit the FAFSA

Need financial aid? Remember to submit your FAFSA before the January 1 priority deadline to be considered for the most types of aid possible.

  1. Explore USF Scholarships

Check out additional scholarship opportunities offered by USF. Learn more about graduate fellowships at

  5. Submit Final Transcripts and Test Scores

Official transcripts documenting that the required degree was completed prior to the start of graduate study at USF must be received before a second semester registration is permitted. During the first semester, the Office of Admissions will place a registration hold on the student’s file pending receipt of the official transcripts.  Submit official transcripts of all bachelors and/or masters transcripts and any other transcript with graduate work (including translations and evaluations for international transcripts) directly to the Office of Admissions (Student Services Building, SVC1036) or electronically.

Official test scores, such as, GRE or GMAT, should be sent to USF from the testing center (refer to Test Scores section of the graduate catalog).

  1. Connect with Your Graduate Program

Some graduate programs or departments require enrollment confirmation, additional information, or your attendance at a special orientation session to secure a place in the program. In some cases, there is a strict deadline for these, so contact your program to get further instructions and learn about registering for courses.

                USF Office of Graduate Studies Graduate Majors Contact List

  1. View the Graduate Student Life Guide

Our Graduate Student Life Guide can help you get acquainted with USF’s campus offerings for graduate students.

  1. Register for Orientation

The Office of Graduate Studies provides an orientation program to welcome and inform new students. This is an opportunity to learn about university services, academic resources, policies and procedures, departmental information and campus organizations.

                Office of Graduate Studies’ Orientation Page

Your department or college also may require you to attend a department or orientation session that they sponsor. Please consult your program for details.

  1. Submit Your Medical History

Download and complete USF’s mandatory medical history form. Upload to the application portal.

If you have an Immunization Hold, you will need to take care of this before you can register for your first classes.

  1. File Required Documentation (International Students Only)
    International Services can assist you with your Visa and I-20 concerns.

  2. Residency Link: Click Here
  3. Oasis Link: Click Here