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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 an international graduate student at USF.

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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. See all the ways 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. If you don’t have a NetID, yet, be sure to activate it to gain access to important USF platforms and services.



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 Official Transcripts

Submit an official paper transcript (in a sealed envelope) for each institution of higher learning attended to:

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

Documents and transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Course-by-course evaluations are highly recommended and are required for some programs.

Submit Your SAT or ACT 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.).

Up Next: 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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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.