New Student Checklist - International Students

Summer 2018 Admitted International Student Checklist


1. Activate your NetID and USF Email Address

If you haven't already, activate your NetID and check your USF email address regularly. Your USF email is used by all university offices for all official communication.

2. Verify your Contact Information

Update your contact information to ensure that you receive critical information from USF.

3. Complete Your iStart Paperwork

In order to be in compliance with immigration policies, you must log into the iStart system and complete all tasks.

4. Confirm Your Residency Status

Confirm your status is accurate to ensure you will be charged the correct tuition rate.

5. Explore USF Scholarships

Check out additional scholarship opportunities offered by USF. To be considered for the most aid possible, submit your scholarship application before January 15. 

6. Pay Admissions Deposit (First Year Students Only)

In order to secure your spot for Summer 2018, please pay your deposit no later than May 1, 2018. To make your payment:

7. Submit your Immunization Records and Medical History

We need to receive your immunization records and medical history before you can register for orientation and select campus housing.

    1. Upload missing immunization records to the Admissions Portal
    2. Verify in OASIS that documents have been received and holds have been cleared 
    3. Allow 3-7 days for processing of pending items

8. Submit Proof of Health Insurance

Submit your proof of insurance so you can register for courses.

9. Apply for Housing and Meal Plan

Now comes the fun part.

10. Register for Glo-Bull Beginnings Week

Glo-Bull Beginnings Week, your orientation to the University of South Florida, is your opportunity to experience what it's like to be a USF student, both inside and outside of the classroom. Registration opens in March and attendance is required.

11. Select your On-Campus Room

Be sure to select your room from mid-March through June 1. After June 1, the Housing & Residential Education team will provide the best available option based on your room preferences.

12. Submit Final Transcripts, Test Scores and Exam Credits

Once you receive your final transcripts, please submit them to the Office of Admissions. You must submit these documents before the end of your first semester. 

13. Connect with Your Peers

Meet your new classmates before arriving on campus!


Once you finish this enrollment checklist, you have completed your first steps to become a USF Bull. Check out the Path to Arrival Checklist to ensure you are prepared to start classes.