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International Student Forms

Sometimes, we need a little more information to make a decision about your application.

Please log into your Admission Portal to complete the following forms:

  • Application Addendum Form
  • Application Update Form
  • Explanation of Activities
  • Home School Transcript
  • Social Security Number Form
  • Third Party Authorization Form
  • Undergraduate Residency Declaration Form

Once you are in the portal, select the FORMS tab to identify a fillable PDF form to be submitted directly to your USF admission record.

All Applicants

  • Conduct Statement - If you indicated on your application that you have had previous disciplinary or legal issues, you will need to submit this document along with any requisite supporting documentation. 

  • Explanation of Activities - If there is a gap in your educational history you will need to submit this form to verify whether you have taken university courses during this period. 

  • Immunization History Form - All students new to USF are required to submit a signed copy of this form along with immunization documentation. 

  • International Student Health Insurance Agreement Form - All international students studying at USF are required to have adequate health insurance coverage at all times. You must submit the Student Health Insurance Agreement before the semester begins. If you fail to submit the form, you will have a registration hold on your account and not be able to sign up for classes. 

  • International Student Health Insurance Compliance Form - If not purchasing insurance with the Student Medical Insurance Plan (SMIP), you will need to have your health insurance representative submit this form. 

  • Residency Declaration Form- If you are claiming Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes, you will need to fill out and submit this form. Students under 24 years will need to have a parent or legal guardian fill out the form.

  • Third Party Authorization Form - If you would like to designate a third party to be able to discuss the particulars of your admissions application (e.g. family members, educational officials), you will need to fill out and submit this form before we can discuss your file with your designee. 

  • USF Student Health Services Online Records Submission - Immunization records (and the signed USF Medical History form) can be scanned and submitted with this online form. 

Freshman and Transfer Applicants

  • Application Update Form - If you need to update your contact information, term of entry, major, and/or campus, you will need to submit this form. 

  • International Application Addendum Form 

Graduate Applicants 

  • Application Fee Waiver Verification Request Form - Students involved in the McNair Program, RISE Program, FGLSAMP Program, FAMU Feeder Program, USTAR-MARC Program, and Incoming Exchange Student Program (Traveling Scholar - TRS) will need to have this form signed by a Program Director/Designee.
  • Letter of Recommendation Request Form - Students will need to begin the graduate application and click on “My Workspace” then select “Recommendation Requests” folder. There the student will enter the recommender’s email, name, and a brief message. After the students saves a recommendation request, an email will be sent to their recommender. NOTE: Please use the third-party application for graduate programs that use a third-party application service, such as Nursing, Public Health, Architecture, Art History, Athletic Training, Audiology, Speech Language Pathology, etc.
  • 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: