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We’ll walk you through finishing the application process, step-by-step, including how to submit your application fee, official test scores and official transcripts.


Get Automatic Scholarship Consideration

When you submit all components of your application package (application fee, test scores and transcripts) by Jan. 15, we’ll automatically consider you 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 if you’re eligible!


Get to Know the Admissions Portal

You’ll use USF's Admissions Portal to complete most remaining application tasks. From here, you can see any missing items, upload documents, complete requested forms, check your application status and more. Access the portal any time by logging in with your NetID and password. You should receive an email to activate your NetID shortly after you apply to USF.



How to Complete Your Application

You’ve submitted your application, but that doesn’t mean it’s complete: You may have items that still need your attention. Log into the Admissions Portal to see if you still need to:

Pay Your Application Fee

Pay the nonrefundable, $30 application fee (if you have not done so already) or submit an ACT/SAT application fee waiver to You may pay the fee online via OASIS. Log in, navigate to the Student tab, select Admissions, and then select the option Pay My Application Fee(s).

Submit Your 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

Request official SAT scores directly from The College Board. USF's code is 5828. Request official ACT scores directly from ACT, Inc. USF's code is 0761. You may submit either SAT or ACT scores, but you are encouraged to submit both.

Applicant Review

Learn more about college admissions while you await your decision.

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

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Find out more about the method USF uses to evaluate applicants and when you 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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From submitting your most recent grades to asking for additional recommendations, learn what to do while you wait.

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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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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.