Admission Information

Transfer Admission Information

Get ready to apply! We know you have lots of questions, so we’ve assembled information on how to apply, application requirements, deadlines, cost of attendance, how to qualify for Florida residency and more.

Special Note: Emergency Order 2024-E0-01

Per Board of Governors Emergency Order 2024-E0-01, undergraduate students who are seeking to escape a reasonable fear of antisemitic or other religious discrimination, harassment, intimidation or violence at their current institutions are eligible to transfer to the University of South Florida from an out of state, degree-granting, accredited institution within the United States.

Steps to Apply:
  1. Submit a transfer application to the University of South Florida.
  2. After application submission, please complete the Student Statement of Well-Founded Fears Form with a brief statement describing the reasonable fear of antisemitic or other religious discrimination, harassment, intimidation or violence that you have experienced or fear experiencing at your current institution. Please submit the completed form to

How to Apply

Download our Transfer Application Steps Guide, watch the application tutorial and learn everything you need to do to apply to USF.

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Dates and Deadlines

Get the scoop on application, scholarship, financial aid and orientation deadlines for the spring, summer and fall semesters. 

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Admission Requirements

Find out what type of transfer student you are and explore the requirements needed for admission to USF, including GPA, test scores, courses, foreign language and more.


Transfer applicants who have received an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public institution immediately prior to transferring receive priority consideration for transfer admissions to USF, provided the transfer application and all required application materials are received by the Office of Admissions by the transfer deadline. Applicants applying for Selective Majors must meet additional requirements for their intended major.

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Cost of Attendance

See our tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state undergraduate students and get a detailed breakdown of what it includes. 

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Residency Information

Your residency classification determines whether you’re charged in-state or out-of-state tuition. Find out how to ensure you’re classified correctly.

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Explore Programs

Explore the 230+ majors and concentrations available at our Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses. 

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The University of South Florida encourages applications for admission from qualified students regardless of race, color, marital status, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other protected group status in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws on non-discrimination and equal opportunity.

Visit these websites to learn more about the following at USF:

The University of South Florida does not discriminate in admissions*, educational programs or activities. Any questions or inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

*Title IX coordinators are unable to answer admissions related questions or inquiries.


The application process limits requests for information to prior conduct and academic information.  In the event an Applicant independently and voluntarily discloses additional personal information such as past emotional trauma, physical disabilities or mental health challenges as part of a personal essay or statement, the self-disclosure of unsolicited personal information will not be considered a student report and those self-disclosures may not result in University initiated referrals for intervention or student support services.  In the event an Applicant is admitted, at the time of full enrollment a student may initiate contact with the available student success offices for support or guidance.