Complete Your Application

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We’ll guide you through the entire application process, step-by-step, so you can focus on the excitement of continuing your studies as a graduate student.

Scholarships, Fellowships and More

Affordability at USF – Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants and More

Although USF offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation, we still give you opportunities to reduce your costs even more. In the 2020-2021 academic year, we supported students with an estimated $513 million in financial aid awards.

See all your opportunities to save on your graduate degree at USF.


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). You may pay the fee online via OASIS.

Submit Your Official College Transcripts

Submit an official transcript (in a sealed envelope or through the official electronic submission of your institution) for each institution of higher learning attended to:

University of South Florida
Office of Admissions
4202 E Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa, FL 33620

Submit Required Test Scores

Submit any test scores required by your program (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, etc.). Scores must be requested and sent to USF directly from the testing agency. Standardized tests must have been taken within five years of the desired term of entry.

Submit Additional Items

Submit any additional items required by your program (resumes, personal statements, etc.).

Answer the Conduct Clearance Questions

All graduate applicants are required to answer the Conduct Clearance questions of the graduate application. The answers to the two questions must be received and cleared by Student Rights and Responsibilities, if warranted, before the applicant will be notified of the admission decision.

Applicant Review

Learn more about graduate students at USF while you wait for a 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 student profile videos below to learn what inspired these USF Bulls to pursue their graduate degrees and what they hope to accomplish.

Tour USF — Online or On Campus

There’s no place like your future home. Schedule an in-person visit, or start experiencing it now with a virtual tour of USF’s Tampa, St. Petersburg or Sarasota-Manatee campuses! It’s the next best thing to being here.

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Graduate 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.