Academic Advising

New Transfer Students

The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes you to the University of South Florida! As a new student to the University and to the College, it is important that you review each of the following steps below.

Once you are admitted to the University of South Florida - Tampa Campus:

  1. Register for Orientation
    • Orientation is mandatory for all newly admitted USF students, including transfer students. You must register for an on-campus Orientation on the Orientation website (Opens in New Window). If you do not intend to come to USF Tampa, you are in the wrong location. Please go to either St. Petersburg, or Sarasota / Manatee, as Orientation and the degree requirements can differ from one another.

  2. Schedule Appointment with your Academic Advisor
    • Schedule an Advising Appointment. If you cannot attend an appointment in person, please contact an advisor for instructions on how to have a phone or other type of remote appointment.
      To schedule an appointment, you will need your USF NetID, which is necessary for many other activities as a new student at USF. Set up/activate your NetID & Password.

  3. Review Major information and Meet with Academic Advisor

See links below for specific information about your major, and how to best prepare for your advising appointment.

Majors A-E

Majors F-M


Majors P-W


Register for classes

    • Students who meet with their academic advisor prior to attending orientation will have the opportunity to register before attending orientation. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this!!! You can use the below links to assist you in the registration process
      • How to Use OASIS to register (Opens in New Window) and how to search the USF schedule of classes online.
      • On-line USF Schedule of Classes Search (Opens in New Window).
      • Use OASIS (Opens in New Window) to register for your classes.
      • Check your Degree Works Audit (Opens in New Window)
      • What to do if you receive an error message that says "CRN does not exist" when you are trying to register for fall or summer courses.
    • If you do not meet with your advisor in advance, you can begin registering for classes at the end of orientation. There will be Orientation Transition Mentors (TM) in a computer lab who can assist you with the registration process.

Links to additional and/or more detailed information so you are prepared for your transition to USF! Go Bulls!

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Academics/Degree Requirements

Important Policies

Support in your transition to USF