Transient & Visiting Students
USF welcomes students from other institutions to enroll on a term by term basis!
If you are currently enrolled at a Florida Public College or State University, you should not complete a Non-Degree application. Instead, follow the process to take a course at another school on the Florida Shines webpage. There is no application fee if you follow this process.
As a transient student, you do not need to provide transcripts from your home institution in order to enroll in courses. Your academic advisor’s approval within Florida Shines will provide the appropriate permissions to enroll in a course. Transient students who encounter a pre- or co- requisite error when registering for a course should email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your university ID number (U#) and the course prefix and number.
If you are currently enrolled at a private Florida college or university, or a private or public institution outside of Florida, follow your home institution’s instructions for taking classes at another institution and then apply as a Non-Degree Student at USF using the online application.
While completing the application, if you are a Florida resident, pay special attention to the Residency section being sure to list two (2) forms of proof of residency dated at least 12 months prior to the start of the semester.
USF's Immunization Policy requires that all students submit acceptable proof of immunity to Student Health Services prior to registration for courses that meet face to face. Students born after Dec. 31, 1956, must also submit proof of immunity to measles.
As a visiting student, you do not need to provide transcripts from your home institution in order to enroll in courses. Visiting students must submit a Visiting Student Permission to Enroll form to email@example.com in order to have permissions granted to register. This form must be signed by both the student and the student’s academic advisor in order to be processed. You will receive a response within 3 business days.