Academic Advising

New Transfer Students

The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes you to the University of South Florida! 

Prepare for Orientation Requirements

All transfer students will need to complete their orientation and advising requirements before the term begins.    Once a transfer student is admitted to USF, students should do the following as soon as possible:

  • Set up their USF NetID
  • Monitor their USF Email
  • Sign up for the earliest Orientation possible
  • Follow myBULLS pathway instructions
  • Address Student Health paperwork **failure to address student health paperwork and requirements will delay course registration.


We are providing a fully online College overview for orientation, which we recommend completing as soon as possible.  

In addition to the online orientation materials, Transfer Students are required to meet with an academic advisor for an individual advising appointment as part of the orientation process.  

Advising and course Registration 

Each week, our College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Academic Advisors receive a list of new transfer students who recently signed up for orientation.  After receiving the list, CAS Advisors reach out to students to provide them with the advising information instructions for their intended major.  Please read this email, follow the instructions included, and reply to the email if you need additional assistance.  If you lost your advisors email, you can find their contact information listed by major at our CAS Undergraduate Advising Webpage.  

A couple days after you meet with your CAS Advisor to plan your course registration, you will have the opportunity to begin your USF course registration.  Our CAS Advisors offer remote advising opportunities as soon as you have registered for orientation - which means transfer students have an opportunity to register before completing the full online orientation process.  However, time and space is limited.  The sooner you respond to your advisor's outreach, the sooner you can begin your USF course registration!

Important Reminders

As a reminder, all new students are required to complete full orientation process prior to their start at USF. Please be sure to follow USF Orientation, USF BullsPath, and your advisors' instructions so you are prepared and able to start at USF. Please pay close attention to all USF communication -- If a student does not complete all necessary requirements before the semester begins, their admission will be canceled.