CAS Students

Returning Students

We are so glad to have you back :)

To complete first degree

All former students returning to complete their first Bachelor's degree must meet the USF Degree Progression requirements for their intended major. If the student falls outside of the degree progression requirements, they may be required to select an alternative major that can be completed in the most timely fashion.

Academic Renewal

See instructions available on ARC Petitions.

To complete second degree

Students in their final semester of completing their first degree at USF

Please contact your graduation certifier and inform them of your interest in continuing at USF for a second degree.

Students who previously graduated with a degree

You will need to apply to USF as a second degree seeking student. If your first degree was earned outside of USF, please visit the New Bulls/Transfer website.

Orientation Process for USF Returning Students

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) welcomes you back to the University of South Florida! Go Bulls!

If you previously attended orientation at USF, you are not required to attend orientation a second time. Policies and procedures may have changed since you last attended orientation. Below are the steps you need to complete prior to your first semester back.

Declaring Your Major: Required

Incoming students declare their major at orientation. Since you did not attend an orientation this semester, your official major is not declared in the system. You must complete the steps to officially declare your major.

Make an Advising Appointment

With rare exception, this is required in place of attending orientation again.

At orientation, incoming students have the opportunity to meet with an advisor prior to registering for classes. Since you are not attending orientation, you should make an appointment to meet with your advisor. Advisor contact information for the College is available via our website. You can schedule an appointment with your advisor via Archivum. To assist your advisor in planning courses for your first semester, it is suggested that you bring or have available during your appointment, a copy of your unofficial transcripts from other institutions you have attended.