Help Your Students

Complete the USF Application

As a college counselor, it can get challenging as you help so many students enroll in college. Here, we’ll outline the entire process to apply to USF so you can guide your students every step of the way.

Freshman students can apply through all application methods. Transfer and graduate students must apply through the USF application.


Automatic Scholarship Consideration

When students submit all components of their application package (application fee, test scores and transcripts) by Jan. 15, we’ll automatically consider them for merit-based admissions scholarships ranging from $8,000 to $16,000 for in-state students and $20,000 to $44,000 for out-of-state students. See the eligibility requirements now!


Get to Know the Admissions Portal

Your students will use USF's Admissions Portal to complete most remaining application tasks. From here, they can see any missing items, upload documents, complete requested forms, check their application status and more. They can access the portal any time by logging in with their NetID and password. Click the link below to find more information for your students.



How to Complete The Application

Even though a student submitted the application, that doesn’t mean it’s complete. There may still be items that require attention. Have your students log into the Admissions Portal to see if there are any additional steps:

Pay Your Application Fee

Applicants must pay the nonrefundable, $30 application fee (if they have not done so already). The fee may be paid online via OASIS by logging in, navigating to he Student tab, selecting Admissions, and then selecting the option Pay My Application Fee(s).

Freshmen: Submit Student Self-Reported Academic Record

Fill out the Student Self-Reported Academic Record via the link found in the Thanks for Applying email.

Submit Your SAT or ACT Scores

Students must request official SAT scores directly from The College Board. USF's code is 5828.
Students must request official ACT scores directly from ACT, Inc. USF's code is 0761.

Students may submit either SAT or ACT scores, but are encouraged to submit both.

Applicant Review

Help your students learn more about college admissions while awaiting a decision.

Once a student has submitted a complete application package, the USF Admissions team will take some time to review the file and render a decision. While they’re waiting, encourage your students to check out our featured articles below for information on when decisions are made, what our application statuses mean and more.

USF Admissions employees going through applications
Inside Admissions: What Are
Rolling Admissions?

Find out more about the method USF uses to evaluate applicants and when students can expect an admission decision.

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What Does Superscoring Mean in College Admissions?

Learn more about how USF considers your highest submitted section scores across all SAT and ACT test dates.

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Female student studying as she waits for her college decision letters.
Tips for Waiting for
College Decision Letters

From submitting your most recent grades to asking for additional recommendations, learn what to do while you wait.

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Female student receiving mail about her application status.
What Does Each College Application Status Mean?

Get the definition of every USF application status, from Conditional Admit to Referred, and find out what each requires.

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Tour USF — Online or On Campus

No matter what type of campus community a student wants, we offer the perfect option. Explore all the highlights of USF's Tampa, St. Petersburg or Sarasota-Manatee campuses by scheduling an in-person tour, or get started right away on a virtual tour! It’s the next best thing to being here.

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Admitted Student
Next Steps

See the next steps admitted students can complete with our one-stop onboarding portal, including registering for orientation, submitting health documents and accepting scholarships.