How to Apply

Application Process

To complete the application process, follow the steps below.

New USF Students Applying to a Certificate Program

To apply for admission to USF, you must:

  • Complete the online application for admission
  • Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee
  • Upload the following documents:
    • Letter of interest
    • Resume
    • Unofficial transcripts from each college or university you attended, to include military credits and CLEP scores.
  • Mail official transcripts to:

University of South Florida
Office of Graduate Studies
140 Seventh Avenue South, PNM 102
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Some certificates require additional material. Please read the specific certificate program page to see if any additional application materials are required.

Existing USF Graduate Students Applying to a Certificate Program

To apply for admission to your Graduate Certificate program, you must:

Existing USF Graduate students are not required to pay the $30 application fee.

Submit Other Required Documents to USF

If you wish to take classes on campus, you must:

  • Submit the Immunization Health History Form to the Immunization office prior to registration. If this is not done, a hold will be placed on your account.
  • For additional information, please review the Student Insurance page, or call 813-974-5407 or e-mail:

NOTE: Admission to a graduate certificate program does not imply automatic acceptance into a graduate degree program.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.