University of South Florida

School of Art & Art History

USF College of The Arts

Undergraduate Admission Process

All prospective students must apply online to the University of South Florida. Undergraduate admission is administered by the USF Office of Admissions and is open for spring, summer, and fall terms.

The School of Art & Art History does not require a portfolio for undergraduate admission, except for the Graphic Arts Program (see below). During the university application process, undergraduate students interested in a degree in Studio Art or Art History only need to select their interested degree of choice on the online application form to be considered an applicant to the School of Art & Art History.

Students can pursue the following undergraduate art degrees at USF:


Freshmen (First-Year Undergraduates)

Apply to the University of South Florida

Apply early! See the Office of Admissions for requirements, deadlines, and information on how to apply. To be considered for financial aid, you must apply by the preferred admissions deadline or priority deadline. There is also an application completion deadline for students to qualify for admissions scholarships.

Transfer Students

Welcome! Whether you are thinking of transferring to the University of South Florida, earning a second bachelor’s degree, or you’re a former student returning to USF, we are happy you’re here. Please refer to the following step-by-step guide as you begin your application.


Please review the requirements, deadlines, and information about how to apply on the USF Office of Admissions website.

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an Associate of Arts degree (AA) at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an AA degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Step 2: Review Course Prerequisites

Students should complete the prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

To view course prerequisites in the USF Undergraduate Catalog, click on your desired degree below.


When you are ready, go ahead and apply!

International Students

Welcome, international students! Wherever you come from, the School of Art & Art History is excited for you to join our diverse community. Please review the step-by-step guide below to help you through the application process.

Step 1: Determine what type of student you are

Before you begin your application, find out if you are a freshman or a transfer student.

Step 2: Review Requirements and Deadlines

If you are a freshman student, please follow the Freshman Requirements and Deadlines when submitting your application.

If you are a transfer student, please follow the Transfer Requirements and Deadlines when submitting your application. 

Step 3: Apply to the University of South Florida

When you are ready, go ahead and apply!