Finalizing Your Graduate Admission

Although, it is possible that your program may require you to take additional steps to secure a place in the program (please consult your program's website or director), the Office of Graduate Studies does not require an admission deposit to confirm your acceptance of our offer of admission. Instead, we consider your registration for classes as confirmation that you accept the offer. Consequently, we encourage you to register as soon as possible to secure a place in the program and seats in your courses (see registration section below). Payment for your courses isn't required until the first week of classes, so you can reserve your classes early while you make arrangements for payment later.

If you find that you will not be able to enroll with us for the semester you were admitted, you may request a deferment of your admission. Please discuss this option with your program to see if that is a viable option for you. If so, the department must notify Graduate Admissions to officially defer your admission to the agreed upon term.

If your admission is provisional, pending the receipt of missing application materials (such as final or official transcripts or test scores), you must provide these documents upon arrival or no later than the end of the first semester of enrollment. Failure to submit the necessary materials will result in a registration hold for your second semester of study.

Transcripts must be official, with a full and professional English translation of the document, and must show the awarding of the degree earned. Test scores must be submitted to USF directly from the testing service (see "Test Scores" on the Admissions website).