Next Steps

Complete Graduate Student Forms

Sometimes, we need a little more information to make a decision about your application. If you’ve been asked to complete a form, please download it, fill out all requested information and submit to the Office of Admissions along with any requested documentation.

All forms should include your full name, date of birth and university ID number (once assigned). Unless otherwise specified, you may either fax completed forms to (813) 974-9689 or mail to: 

University of South Florida
Office of Admissions
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa, FL 33620       

  *Use this print form ONLY if you are unable to complete the online application for admission.


Appeal for Reconsideration

Denied applicants who meet the minimum standards may request reconsideration in writing to the Graduate Director of the Major to which they applied within 30 days of the date of denial.   Email your Appeal for Reconsideration directly to the graduate program and present additional evidence of potential for academic success at USF. For program contacts, go online to:

Applicants denied admission to a major are eligible to apply as a non-degree seeking student, although course selection restrictions may apply. Applicants must submit a non-degree seeking student applications and fee online to the Office of the Registrar.

Deferment of Admission Request

Although you have already been admitted, deferring your admission to another term does not guarantee future admission. You must obtain permission from the program.  Email your request directly to the graduate program and must be processed within 12 months of the original admission and before the program's application deadline to the new term. For program contacts, go online to:

Update of Admission Request

If an admission decision has not been offered and the applicant wants to be considered for a future semester, the applicant must request that the Office of Admissions update the application and specify the desired term of enrollment. Applications are held for only twelve (12) months.  Email your update request to the graduate program within twelve (12) months of the initial term requested, otherwise, a new application and fee must be submitted. The Office of Admissions will not process any update requests without first receiving all official transcripts and required test scores.  For program contacts, go online to: