International Freshmen & Transfers

Welcome to the University of San Francisco!

This page was last modified on January 4, 2016

The Next Steps below will provide you with the information you need to successfully enroll at USF. Some of these Steps can be completed now. Others you will complete later in the Fall, before the start of classes in the Spring.

If you have any Questions? about how to complete these Next Steps, please be in touch with your Admission Counselor or Contact Us.

Please Read Before You Take Step 1

myUSF

The myUSF Web Portal is USF’s online community resource, and provides access to the USF network, your USF e-mail account, and many other services. You must Log Into myUSF in order to take several of the following Next Steps, including those to Reserve Your Place at USF, Apply for Housing, Register for Classes, View Your Student Account, and Update Your Contact Information.

You may log into myUSF with the Username included in your admission decision letter and the associated Password you will create. To log in for the first time, Go To myUSF and Click On the "Set New/Forgot Password?" link in the left-hand column. Then follow the instructions to enter the information required to create and set your new Password.

Please Note that USF offices normally will send messages only to your myUSF e-mail address. You should check it often to be sure that you receive important information.

Step 1: Reserve Your Place at USF

Submit Your Intent to Enroll Form
Submission of the Intent to Enroll Form provides an easy way for you to tell us that you will accept your USF offer of admission.

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit by December 15, 2015
To reserve your place at USF for the Spring 2016 semester, you must Submit a Non-Refundable $250 Enrollment Deposit by December 15. Deposits received after December 15 will be accepted only on a space available basis.

Payments may be made online by Credit Card or Electronic Check (eCheck), by International Bank Draft or Personal Check, or by International Bank Wire Transfer (See Step 8. Section: International Bank Wire Transfers - Using flywire by peerTransfer.)

If you are admitted after December 15, you must submit your Enrollment Deposit no later than two weeks after you receive your admission letter.

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit Online by Credit Card
To pay your Enrollment Deposit online by credit card, log into myUSF.

Once in myUSF, you will see a red box called "Pay Your Admission Deposit" that contains a "Make Payment" button.

Click OnPay Your Admission Deposit "Make Payment" button
Click OnUndergraduate Enrollment Deposit for Spring 2016
Click OnContinue
Click OnProceed to Payment page
EnterCredit Card Number and Payment Information

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit Online by Electronic Check (eCheck)
To pay your Enrollment Deposit online by eCheck, log into myUSF.

Once in myUSF:

Click OnStudent button
Click onView & Pay link
Click OnMake Payment link
Click OnWeb Enrollment Deposit

Once in Web Enrollment Deposit:

EnterPayment Amount of $250
SelectSpring 2016 Term
Click OnAdd to Charges to Pay
Click OnCheckout
SelectPayment Method
Click OnContinue Checkout
EntereCheck and Payment Information

Please Note that you must have a U.S.-based bank account from which funds may be withdrawn to pay with an eCheck. Payment with an international account may be made via flywire by peerTransfer. (See Step 8. Section: International Bank Wire Transfers - Using flywire by peerTransfer.)

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit by International Bank Draft or Personal Check
You may also pay your Enrollment Deposit by international bank draft or personal check. Payment should be made payable to the University of San Francisco in the amount of $250.

Please Note that international bank drafts must be made payable through a major bank in the U.S., and may take several weeks to be cleared for payment to USF.

Deadline: December 15. If you are admitted after December 15, you must complete this Step no later than two weeks after you receive your admission letter.

Questions?
Office of Undergraduate Admission Records

Tel: +1 (415) 422-6612, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2217
Email: appservices@usfca.edu

Step 2: Apply for On-Campus Housing

Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE)
Please visit the Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) website to learn about the benefits of living on campus and the special housing options available to you.

Apply for On-Campus Housing Through USFrooms
You may apply for on-campus housing through USFrooms, an online application service. Be sure to visit the Apply for Housing web page to view the USFrooms User Guide and a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

View the USFrooms Video
The USFrooms Video provides detailed instructions on how to apply for on-campus housing. Visit the USFrooms Video page to view the video.

Submit Your Housing Application
To submit your housing application, Go To the Apply for Housing web page and:

Click OnApply for USF Housing at USFrooms button
Log InWith Your myUSF Username and Password
Select2015-2016 Academic Year link

Follow the instructions to create your Personal Profile, indicate your residence hall preference, complete the housing contract, search for a roommate, and submit your housing application.

Submit Your Housing Deposit
You are required to submit a $300 Housing Deposit as part of your Housing Application. If you are assigned housing, this Deposit will become non-refundable, and will serve as a Pre-Payment for your room charges. If you are not assigned housing, your housing deposit will be refunded to you.

Payments may be made online by Credit Card or Electronic Check (eCheck), by International Bank Draft or Personal Check, or by International Bank Wire Transfer (See Step 8. Section: International Bank Wire Transfers - Using flywire by peerTransfer.).

Pay Your Housing Deposit Online by Credit Card or Electronic Check (eCheck)
Your Housing Deposit may be paid online by credit card or eCheck.

To pay your Housing Deposit online, log into myUSF.

Once in myUSF:

Click OnStudent button
Click OnView & Pay link
Click OnMake Payment link
Click OnWeb Housing Deposit

Once in Web Housing Deposit:

EnterPayment Amount of $300
SelectSpring 2016 Term
Click OnAdd to Charges to Pay
Click OnCheckout
SelectPayment Method
Click OnContinue Checkout
EnterCredit Card Number or eCheck Information

Please Note that you must have a U.S.-based bank account from which funds may be withdrawn to pay with an eCheck. Payment with an international account may be made via flywire by peerTransfer. (See Step 8. Section: International Bank Wire Transfers - Using flywire by peerTransfer.)

Pay Your Housing Deposit by International Bank Draft or Personal Check
You may also pay your Housing Deposit by international bank draft or personal check. Payment should be made payable to the University of San Francisco in the amount of $300.

Please Note that international bank drafts must be made payable through a major bank in the U.S., and may take several weeks to be cleared for payment to USF.

International Student Move-In Day: January 19, 2016
New international students may move into their campus residence hall rooms beginning on International Student Move-In Day: January 19.

Please Note that you will not be able to move into on-campus housing before January 19. If you arrive in San Francisco early, you must make temporary housing arrangements. Visit the San Francisco Travel Association website for suggestions.

Deadline: December 15. If you are admitted after December 15, you should complete this Step as soon as possible.

Please Note that on-campus housing is limited, that we receive more applications than we have rooms available, and that we assign rooms in priority order based on application date.

Please Note also that SHaRE staff will send all housing-related correspondence to your myUSF e-mail address only, and will begin issuing room and roommate assignment notifications in December 2015.

Questions?
Student Housing and Residential Education

Tel: +1 (415) 422-6824, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2480
Email: share@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/housing

For Log-In or Technical Difficulties
Tel: +1 (415) 422-6668, Option 5
E-mail: itshelp@usfca.edu

Off-Campus Housing

If you wish to live off campus, or do not receive an on-campus housing assignment, be sure to visit the SHaRE Off-Campus Housing web page. Here you will find descriptions of San Francisco neighborhoods, suggestions on how to start a housing search, a set of USF housing search tools, and many other resources.

Step 3: Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa

Your F-1 Student Visa
Most often, if you are a citizen of a foreign country wishing to enter the United States for purposes of undergraduate study, you must request and be granted permission to do so in the form of an F-1 Student Visa issued by the U.S Department of State. Your Visa Application serves as your request for permission, and Issuance of Your F-1 Student Visa grants you permission, to study at a specific U.S. institution.

An F-1 Student Visa is a stamp endorsed in your passport that indicates that a Consular Officer at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad has determined that you are eligible to request entry to the United States for study at a designated institution.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires that international students be accepted by a school approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and enrolled in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) before applying for a visa. USF is an SEVP-certified school, and you have been enrolled in SEVIS based on your admission to USF.

You must have received your USF Form I-20 [Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status], paid your SEVIS I-901 Fee, and completed all Visa Application Requirements before your F-1 Student Visa can be issued. Please see below for further information.

Please Note that you must obtain your F-1 Student Visa before beginning your studies at USF.

Your USF Form I-20
If you are an international student who applied for admission from outside of the U.S., your USF Form I-20 has been enclosed with your admission letter. Please review the accuracy of the I-20 information and be in touch with your Admission Counselor or Contact Us as soon as possible if you notice any errors.

If you are an international student already studying in the U.S. on an F-1 Student Visa, your USF I-20 will be issued once your SEVIS Record has been released to USF by your current International Student Adviser. This usually is done once you have completed your studies at your current school. Instructions on How to Request Release and Transfer of Your SEVIS Record have been enclosed with your admission letter.

Your SEVIS I-901 Fee
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires that you pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee of $200 before you submit your F-1 Student Visa Application. You should pay this Fee at least three days before your Visa Interview Appointment (See Below: Your Visa Interview Appointment) and keep a copy of your Proof of Payment Receipt with your I-20 when you travel.

For more information, and to pay the Fee, please visit the DHS Study in the States Paying Your I-901 SEVIS Fee web page.

Please Note that you must Present Proof of Payment of the SEVIS I-901 Fee at Your Visa Interview (See Below: Your Visa Interview) in order for your visa to be issued.

Your F-1 Student Visa Application
Please Note that you cannot apply for a visa within the United States, and that your visa can only be issued through an application submitted to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.

You may apply for your student visa up to 120 days before the date you are required to arrive at USF. This date is indicated on your I-20 as the “Program Start Date.” The Program Start Datefor Spring 2016 is January 21, the First Day of International Student Orientation (See Step 15), which you are required to attend.

To Apply for an F-1 Student Visa, you will need to complete all Visa Application Requirements and Schedule a Visa Interview Appointment at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The visa application process varies for each country, so please contact the Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply for specific instructions.

Visa Application Requirements
Although the specific visa application process is different in each country, several standard items are required for all students:

  • Current Passport Valid for Travel to the United States (Valid For At Least 6 Months)
  • One Passport-Style Photograph
  • SEVIS I-901 Fee of $200 and proof of payment receipt
  • Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form (DS-160) and Printed Confirmation Page
  • Visa Application Processing Fee of $160 and Proof of Payment Receipt
  • Original USF Form I-20
  • Copies of your USF admission letter, academic records, and test scores documenting your acceptance to USF, academic preparation and qualifications, and English language proficiency.
  • Certification of Finances and supporting documents showing that you have sufficient funds to pay for all of your educational, living, and travel expenses for at least your first year of study at USF.

Your Visa Appointment and Interview
A Brief Interview with a Consular Officer
will be held in English and will be required as part of your visa application process. You should be prepared to provide proof that you have a permanent residence outside the United States, to give evidence of strong family or other ties to your home country, and to explain how studying in the U.S. will relate to your future professional career goals when you return home.

To learn more about How to Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa, please visit the U.S. Department of State Student Visa web page and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Applying for a Visa to Travel to the United States web page.

Questions?
International Student and Scholar Services

Tel: +1 (415) 422-2654, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2412
Email: isss@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/isss/new-students

Step 4: Complete the Webtrack Advising Tutorial & Quiz

Webtrack is USF’s Online Academic Advising Program. The Webtrack Advising Tutorial will introduce you to important information about USF’s academic policies and procedures and describe your Core Curriculum, Major, and Graduation Requirements. The Webtrack Advising Tutorial Video features faculty experts in your major who will guide you through the academic advising and course registration process.

Watch the Webtrack Advising Tutorial Video
Go To the Webtrack page and select your major from the drop-down menus to watch the Webtrack Advising Tutorial Video. Faculty Academic Advisers in your major will review requirements and curriculum plans, and suggest courses for you to take in Spring 2016. If you have trouble viewing the Video, you can also download a PDF version of the Tutorial.

Take the Webtrack Quiz
After completing the Tutorial, you must pass the Webtrack Quiz before you can begin registering for classes.

Please Note that you must make an Enrollment Deposit before you can take the Webtrack Quiz.

Go To the Webtrack page and Click On the Webtrack Quiz link to take the Quiz.

Deadline: Course Registration will begin on January 11. You must complete the Webtrack Advising Tutorial and Webtrack Quiz before you can register for classes.

Questions?
For Questions About the WebTrack Advising Process:

Tel: +1 (415) 422-4WEB [+1 (415) 422-4932], Web: myusf.usfca.edu/webtrack

For Questions About Academic Advising for Majors in the College of Arts and Sciences
Email: sas@usfca.edu

For Questions About Academic Advising for Majors in the School of Management
Email: bizugrad@usfca.edu

For Questions About Academic Advising for Majors in the School of Nursing and Health Professions
Email: nursing@usfca.edu

For Log-In or Technical Difficulties
Tel: +1 (415) 422-6668, Option 5, Email: itshelp@usfca.edu

Academic Advising

Before You Register for Spring 2016 Classes
Your USF academic advising experience will begin even before you come to campus, even before you meet with any of your advisers, and even before you register for classes.

This is made possible through your participation in Webtrack, our online academic advising and course registration program. (See Step 4 for details.) Webtrack will assist you to select and register for your courses, and enable you to discuss your Spring 2016 course schedule with a real person through an e-mail or phone conversation.

During New Student Orientation
Your School or College will hold a series of special workshops to welcome you to your program and to introduce you to those faculty and staff who will serve as your “academic consultants” while you are a USF undergraduate.

One or more of these advisers will be happy to review your Spring 2016 class schedule, and to answer any questions you might have about beginning your studies at USF.

Please view the Spring 2016 New Student Orientation Schedule to find out when and where the first “Orientation to Your Major” session will be held.

After Spring 2016 Classes Begin
After classes begin, you will be assigned a Faculty Academic Adviser familiar with the academic and career requirements of your major field of study. If you have not yet chosen a major, an Adviser in your School or College will help you explore the many possibilities.

Your Faculty Academic Adviser will serve as your mentor and guide as you ask and answer such questions as: “Should I double-major?” “Minor in a program?” “Intern or volunteer?” “Do research or fieldwork?” And, very importantly: “What courses should I take each semester?”

Together with your Academic Success Coach (See “Academic Coaching and Support,” below) your Faculty Academic Adviser will help you develop your unique 4-year graduation plan.

Immigration Advising
Our International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Office staff will provide personalized advice on all aspects of your stay in the United States. From maintaining your visa status to working or traveling while you study to changing your address or changing your major, ISSS staff are here to help you.

Visit the ISSS website to learn more about their programs and services.

Academic Support

  • Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA)

    CASA staff will introduce you to the academic and personal resources on campus designed to support, promote, and encourage your success.

  • Academic Coaching and Support

    Your Academic Success Coach will provide you with academic coaching and personal support throughout your time at USF. International students may also receive assistance from special bilingual Coaches.

    Visit the CASA website to find your Find Your Academic Success Coach.

  • Learning & Writing Center

    The Learning & Writing Center provides you with opportunities to increase and enhance your academic skills and offers a variety of support services––all free––to help you succeed at USF.

    Visit the Learning and Writing Center web page for more detailed information.

  • Writing Center

    Specially trained faculty consultants at the Writing Center work with you to improve your writing skills through one-on-one conferences tailored to meet your individual needs. You will learn how to conceptualize and develop an idea, create a first draft, correct your own errors, and write persuasively and with sophistication at the level demanded by college courses.

  • Peer Tutoring

    Peer Tutoring is available across the curriculum. Peer Tutors are current USF students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their subjects and who are committed to fostering academic success in others.

  • Student Success Workshops

    Student Success Workshops offer tips on such topics as time management, test-taking skills, note-taking, reading techniques, and exploring your academic interests and strengths.

    Visit the Student Success Workshops web page to find out more about them.

Step 5: Prepare to Register: View Your Requirements

View Your Degree Evaluation and Degree Requirements
Your Degree Evaluation will list your Core Curriculum, Major, and Graduation Requirements.

To View Your Degree Evaluation, log into myUSF.

Once in myUSF:

Go ToSelf-Service area
Click OnStudent button
Click OnStudent Records link
Click OnDegree Evaluation link

Please Note that this Step is especially important for Transfer Students, who can also View Transfer Credits on their Degree Evaluations.

View Your Test Scores and Take Any Required Placement Tests
Your Test Scores will determine in which Mathematics, Language, and Writing (Rhetoric) Courses you are eligible to enroll.

To View Your Test Scores, log into myUSF.

Once in myUSF:

Go ToSelf-Service area
Click OnStudent button
Click OnStudent Records link
Click OnView Test Scores link

Your Test Scores, required Placement Tests, and the Mathematics, Language, and Writing courses in which you are eligible to enroll in Spring 2016 will be listed on a new web page.

View Your Holds and Check Your Registration Status
Check Your Registration Status to make sure you have no Registration Holds that will prevent you from registering for classes or changing your class schedule.

To View Your Holds, log into myUSF.

Once in myUSF:

Go ToSelf-Service area
Click OnStudent button
Click OnStudent Records link
Click OnView Holds link

Please Note that, if you have any holds, you must be in touch with the office that placed the hold to find out how to remove the hold.

Especially for Transfer Students

University Evaluators in our Transfer Admission Center will review your college transcripts, determine USF course equivalencies, and award the appropriate number of Core Course, Elective Course, and Introductory Course transfer credits.

Faculty Evaluators in your major will determine whether college-level courses taken at another institution have met one or more of your Major Course requirements, and ensure that the appropriate number of transfer credits have been recorded.

To assist the University and Faculty Evaluators to award your transfer course credits, you are strongly encouraged to submit copies of the Course Descriptions and Course Syllabi related to the courses listed on your transcripts that you believe are eligible for transfer credit.

Once your transcripts have been evaluated and transfer credits awarded, you may review the results in myUSF.

To View Your Transfer Course Credits, log into myUSF.

Once in myUSF:

Go ToSelf-Service area
Click OnStudent button
Click OnStudent Records link
Click OnView Transfer Credits link

You may also see which Core, Major, or Elective Requirements you have met through your Transfer Course Credits by viewing your Degree Evaluation (See Step 5).

Questions?
One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2020, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu Web: myusf.usfca.edu/onestop

For Placement Test Technical Difficulties
Email: sas@usfca.edu

For Log-In or Technical Difficulties
Tel: +1 (415) 422-6668, Option 5, Email: itshelp@usfca.edu

Step 6: Prepare to Register: Select Your Courses

Browse the Spring 2016 Class Schedule and Decide Which Courses to Take
Go To myUSF and Browse the Spring 2016 Class Schedule. Be sure to consider what you learned in the Webtrack Advising Tutorial, and in reviewing your Degree Evaluation, when selecting the Core, Major, or Elective courses you will take in Spring 2016.

Tips for Browsing the Class Schedule

  • The Days of the week are abbreviated M — Monday, T — Tuesday, W — Wednesday, R — Thursday, F — Friday, S — Saturday

  • Course Numbers indicate the student class level for which the course is primarily intended:

    Course NumberClass LevelCourse Credits
    100—199Freshman0—31
    200—299Sophomore32—63
    300—399Junior64—95
    400—499Senior96+

    Courses numbered 500 or above are graduate-level courses.

  • Course Prerequisites describe conditions you must have met before you will be allowed to take the class. Prerequisites may include such things as achieving a minimum test score, completing a related lower-level course with a certain grade, or being a declared major in the field.

  • Course Corequisites identify classes that must be taken together, such as a lecture course and associated laboratory course.

  • The CRN, or Course Registration Number, is a number assigned to uniquely identify each section of each course. You must select (or enter) the CRN to register for a class online.

Please Note that you must confirm that the class is open for enrollment, and that you are eligible for enrollment in it, before you can register for the class.

Questions?
One Stop Office and Financial Services

Tel: +1 (415) 422-2020, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu Web: myusf.usfca.edu/onestop

English-Conditional Admits and the Academic English for Multilingual Students (AEM) Program

If you are an English-Conditional Admit, you will be required to Enroll in Between 4 and 16 Units (course credit hours) of Academic English for Multilingual Students (AEM) Program Courses during your first semester at USF. Your AEM Faculty Academic Adviser will decide which AEM courses you should take based on the TOEFL or IELTS Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking Scores you submitted as part of your application for admission. Your AEM Adviser will send your First-Semester Course List and other important information to your myUSF e-mail address.

In order to ensure that your AEM course schedule is correct, you will be required to take a two-part (written and oral) English Language Placement Test During International Student Orientation (See Step 15). Your test results will be used to confirm or revise your AEM course registration for Spring 2016.

Please Note that your AEM Adviser will send your First-Semester Course List and special registration requirements to your myUSF e-mail address only. Please be sure to review this information and to be in touch with your AEM Adviser with any questions before you register for classes.

Step 7: Register for Classes & Buy Your Books

Register for Classes Online, Beginning January 11, 2016
Online Webtrack Registration for all new students Begins January 11. You may register for classes any time between January 11 and January 29, the last day to add a class for Spring 2016.

You must log into myUSF to register for classes. For detailed instructions on how to register, please refer to the Webtrack Advising Tutorial (See Step 4).

Please Note that you must complete the Student Agreement of Financial Responsibility before you begin online registration. The Agreement describes the terms and conditions under which you may register for classes, and informs you of the financial requirements that result from that registration.

Stay in Status
Please remember that all international undergraduate students must Study Full Time and take at least 12 units (course credit hours) each semester to Stay in Status for immigration purposes.

Stay on Track
Please remember to register for at least 16 units each semester to Stay on Track to make normal progress towards completing the 128 course credits required To Graduate.

View your Booklist and Buy Your Books
Once you have registered for classes, you can View your Booklist to learn what books and other materials are required for each of your courses.

To View your Booklist, log into myUSF.

Once in myUSF:

Go ToSelf-Service area
Click OnStudent button
Click OnRegistration link
Click OnBuy Textbooks Online link
SelectSpring 2016 Term
Click OnSubmit button
Click OnPurchase Books at University of San Francisco Bookstore button

Your Booklist will appear on a new web page. You may rent or Buy Your Books through the USF Bookstore, or purchase them from any other available source.

Deadline: Registration begins January 11. Classes begin January 25. The last day to add a class for Spring 2016 is January 29.

Please Note that all of your classmates will be registering during this time and that you should register as early as possible to ensure the widest selection of courses.

Questions?
One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2020, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/onestop

Step 8: View Your Student Account & Pay Your Bill

Money Matters
Non-U.S. and U.S. Bank Accounts
You will be assisted to Open a U.S. Bank Account During International Student Orientation (See Step 15). Once you have opened a bank account in the United States, you can receive money from a non-U.S. bank account by cable or wire transfer. You must give the person wiring the funds the U.S. bank routing number and your bank account number. You should verify the appropriate process with the non-U.S. bank before doing so.

Payments to USF
Please Note that payments must be Made Payable to the University of San Francisco in U.S. Dollars, and include your Name and USF Student Identification Number. Missing information may cause confusion and delay in properly crediting payments to your Student Account.

International Bank Wire Transfers – Using flywire by peerTransfer
USF has partnered with flywire by peerTransfer to provide a fast, simple, and secure way for you to make payments for costs directly payable to USF, such as those for your admission and housing deposits, tuition, fees, health insurance, on-campus housing, and meal plan (room and board, if any).

You may send international bank wire transfer payments from any country in the world for direct deposit to your USF Student Account using flywire by peerTransfer. Flywire by peerTransfer lets you track your payment from start to finish, and offers you support via live chat, e-mail, phone, or Skype, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please visit the One Stop International Bank Wire Transfers web page to view detailed instructions on How to Wire-Transfer Funds to USF Using flywire by peerTransfer. Go To the One Stop Tutorials web page to view the flywire by PeerTransfer Wire Payments Video Tutorial.

International Bank Drafts – Payment Mailing Address

One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
USA

To View Your Student Account, log into myUSF.

Once in myUSF:

Click OnView & Pay link

Here you can View Your Bill, Make a Payment, or Create an Authorized Payer Profile.

Create an Authorized Payer Profile
Authorized Payers are parents, sponsors, or others who have your permission to view your bill and make a payment online on your behalf. If your parent, sponsor, or someone else will be paying your bills, you must Create an Authorized Payer Profile to enable the Authorized Payer to view your bill and to make payments on your behalf.

To Create an Authorized Payer Profile, log into myUSF.

Once in myUSF:

Click OnView & Pay link
Click OnAdd New Parent or Authorized User

Authorized Payers can visit the Authorized Payer web page for more information.

Bill Notification
USF does not issue paper bills to students for tuition, fees, or room and board charges. Instead, a Bill Notification will be sent to your myUSF e-mail address after you have registered for classes. Additional bill notifications will be issued each time a new Account Statement is available. If you created an Authorized Payer Profile, your Authorized Payer will also receive bill notifications.

Please Note that bill notifications will be sent only to your myUSF e-mail address or to your Authorized Payer’s e-mail address, and will not be sent to any other personal e-mail address.

Please Note also that you should check your myUSF e-mail address regularly, so that you do not miss seeing your bill notification, or any other important messages from USF.

View Your Bill
To View Your Bill, log into myUSF.

Once in myUSF:

Click OnView & Pay link
Click OnView Bill link

Please remember that you will not receive a paper bill, so you must log into View & Pay to view your account.

Spring 2016 Semester Payment Due at Time of Registration
Please Note that international students must register for at least 12 units (course credit hours) to maintain full-time student status for immigration purposes.

Optional Pre-Payment of Tuition
Students enrolled in between 12 and 18 units in the Spring 2016 semester will be charged the Full-Time Flat-Rate Tuition amount of $21,090 listed on the One Stop Tuition and Fees schedule.

Should you wish, you may pre-pay your Spring 2016 semester tuition in full before you register for classes. Additional charges for other expenses directly billed by USF––such as those for on-campus housing and meal plan (room and board, if any), health insurance, and undergraduate student fees––will be posted to your Student Account by the appropriate office.

Your Date of Registration for Classes Is Your Payment Due Date
If you do not pre-pay your tuition, you must either pay the balance due for all charges at the time of registration, or enroll in the monthly Automatic Payment Plan (See Below: Choose Your Method of Payment).

The One Stop Billing and Tuition web page contains complete information about USF's tuition costs and payment policies. Please view our One Stop Video Tutorials to learn more about related matters such as creating an authorized payer, viewing your bill and making a payment, and making a deposit to your student account.

Choose Your Method of Payment
You may pay your tuition using an Online eCheck, Personal Check, Bank Wire Transfer, or by enrolling in the monthly Automatic Payment Plan.

Please Note that you must have a U.S.-based bank account from which funds may be withdrawn to pay with an eCheck or to participate in the Payment Plan.

Please Note that if your parent, sponsor, or someone else will be paying your bills you must Create an Authorized Payer Profile (See Above: Create an Authorized Payer Profile) to enable the Authorized Payer to receive bill notifications, to view your bill and to make payments on your behalf.

Deadline: Date of Registration for Classes. Late payment may result in late fees and course registration cancellation.

Questions?
One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services

Tel: +1 (415) 422-2020, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/onestop

Step 9: Submit Proof of Immunization

To help protect the health of USF community members, USF requires all new students to have been immunized against certain diseases before they arrive at USF.

Required Immunizations

  • All Students are required to submit evidence of having received two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Immunization. If proof of immunization for MMR is not available, a blood titer showing immunity for each disease will be accepted.
  • All Students must also submit proof of having received three doses of the Hepatitis B Vaccine, or test results showing immunity.
  • International Students are also required to submit proof that a Tuberculosis PPD (Mantoux) Test has been administered in the last 12 months. Students who test positive for PPD are required to submit a chest x-ray that has been taken within the last 12 months.

For details, Go To the Required Immunizations web page.

Submit Your Immunization Records
Proof of Immunization must be submitted in writing to the Health Promotion Services Office. Acceptable records include your immunization card, high school transcript showing your immunizations, or the USF Health Promotion Services Immunization Form. Please Note that the USF Immunization Form must be completed by a licensed medical professional.

The fastest and preferred way to submit your immunization records is through the Online USF Health Promotion Services Immunization Form. You may also submit documents via postal mail, FAX, or in person.

University of San Francisco
Health Promotion Services

University Center, Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
USA
Tel: +1 (415) 422-5797
Fax: +1 (888) 471-2290
Email: hps@usfca.edu

Please Note that you are strongly encouraged to Keep a Copy of your immunization records, and of the USF Immunization Form, for future reference.

Nursing Majors
Nursing Majors are required to submit additional health-related information necessary for their clinical work by completing the School of Nursing and Health Professions Health Requirement Form. Nursing Majors will be contacted by the School of Nursing and Health Professions through their myUSF e-mail addresses about this special requirement. Nursing Majors’ immunization records should be submitted directly to the School of Nursing and Health Professions Dean's Office, and not to the Health Promotion Services Office.

Deadline For Students Living On Campus: Your Move-In Day. We therefore strongly recommend that you obtain all required immunizations before you arrive on campus. If you are unable to do so, you may be assisted to complete the Immunization Requirement through the USF Student Health Clinic (Dignity Health Medical Group) at nearby St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Deadline For Students Living Off Campus: February 1, 2016.

Please Note: If you do not submit your USF Immunization Form by the relevant deadline, you may be charged a $100 Late Fee, and may have a Hold placed on your Fall 2016 course registration.

Questions?
For Questions Regarding Immunization Requirements
Health Promotion Services

Tel: +1 (415) 422-5797, Fax: +1 (888) 471-2290
Email: hps@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/hps

Questions?
For Questions Regarding Nursing Student Immunization Requirements
School of Nursing and Health Professions

Tel: (415) 442-6681, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6877
Email: sekohut1@usfca.edu Web: web.usfca.edu/nursing/health-requirements/

Step 10: Health Insurance

To help protect your health and wellness, all students are required to have health insurance. Please visit the Health Insurance web page to learn more about why.

USF-Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan
All international students registered for at least one (1) course credit hour will be automatically enrolled in and charged for the USF-Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. You may read more about the Plan and what benefits it provides by visiting the Health Insurance for International Students web page.

Your U.S.-Based Health Insurance Plan
Students who already have a U.S.-Based Health Insurance Plan with coverage comparable to or better than the USF-Sponsored Health Insurance Plan may choose to retain their current insurance plan. Should you wish to do so, you must request a Waiver of the Health Insurance Requirement by submitting the online Health Insurance Waiver Form for International Students. The Spring 2016 waiver period is from December 1, 2015 until February 1, 2016.

Deadline: February 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM. You may Waive the Health Insurance Requirement Between December 1, 2015 and February 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM. If you do not waive this requirement, you will be automatically enrolled in and charged for the USF-Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan.

Questions?
Health Promotion Services

Tel: +1 (415) 422-5797, Fax: +1 (888) 471-2290
Email: hps@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/hps

Step 11: Take the Think About It Course

Think About It is a required online, science-based alcohol and drugs misuse and sexual violence prevention education program. This three-part course will help you to establish healthy personal relationships, to make wise choices in new or difficult situations, and to enjoy college life responsibly. All new Freshmen and Transfer students must complete Part 1 of the course by February 1.

Take the Think About It Course
Once you have registered for classes, you will receive an invitation via e-mail with directions on how to access the course. The invitation to begin Part I will be sent in December to your myUSF e-mail address only. In the meantime, please visit the Think About It web page to learn more about it.

Deadline: February 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Students who do not successfully complete the Think About It course will be fined $100.

Please remember that you must ultimately complete Part I: Think About It, Part II: Talk About It, and Part III: Do Something About It of the course. You will not receive an invitation to progress to Part II of the course until Part I has been completed, and you will not receive an invitation to progress to Part III of the course until Part II has been completed. You will incur a $100 fine for every Part that remains incomplete by the relevant Deadline: February 1, 2016 for Part I; September 1, 2016 for Part II; and February 1, 2017 for Part III.

Questions?
Health Promotion Services

Tel: +1 (415) 422-5797, Fax: +1 (888) 471-2290
Email: think@usfca.edu or hps@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/think-about-it or myusf.usfca.edu/hps

Step 12: Your USF One Card

All USF students are issued a University Photo Identification (ID) Card called a USF One Card. Your USF One Card identifies you as a member of the USF community, and gives you access to many on-campus resources, including your residence hall, classroom buildings, Don Dollars (debit) accounts, Gleeson Library, Koret Health and Recreation Center, and more.

Visit the One Card and Campus Security Systems Office web page and One Card for International Students web page for detailed information.

Pre-Order Your One Card
You are strongly encouraged to Pre-Order Your One Card, so that it will be available for pick-up when you arrive on campus.

Your Photograph
Find a recent color photograph of yourself, in which your entire head and shoulders are visible, and you are facing directly towards the camera. Save the photograph as a JPG or JPEG file.

Log into Online ID Express with your myUSF username and password.

Once in ID Express, visit the Photo Upload Page:

Click onSubmit ID Photo link
Click onBrowse link
FindYour Photograph file
UploadYour Photograph file
SubmitYour Photograph file

You will receive an e-mail regarding the acceptance or rejection of the photo you submitted. You can also check the status of your photo by logging into the WebCard Center and clicking "View Your Pictures." If your photo is rejected, you will be asked to submit a new one.

Pick Up Your One Card
You may pick up your One Card at the One Card Office (Lone Mountain Main, Room 130) during or after International Student Orientation (See Step 15). Please Note that you must present your passport, or other form of government-issued photo identification, in order to receive your One Card.

Deadline: To participate in ID Express, you must Pre-Order Your One Card by January 12—one week before International Student Move-In Day (January 19).

Questions?
One Card and Campus Security Systems

Tel: +1 (415) 422-7663, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6664
Email: onecard@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/one-card

Step 13: The ITS Help Desk & USF Computer Essentials

The ITS (Information Technology Services) Help Desk is your bridge to successful computing at USF, and provides support in person, on the phone and through e-mail.

Visit the ITS "How Do I?" web page to view the Student Quick Start Guide. Together, these provide information and advice about:

  • Desktop Computing, including purchasing computer hardware and software that meets recommended standards
  • Communication and Social Media, including e-mail, file sharing, myUSF, USF Mobile, and USF Wiki
  • Internet and Campus Network Access, including wired, wireless, and remote access

Deadline: We strongly recommend that you review the ITS "How Do I?" and Student Quick Start Guide web pages before choosing the technology you will use at USF.

Questions?
ITS Help Desk

Tel: +1 (415) 422-6668, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2208
Email: itshelp@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/its

Step 14: Mark Your Calendar & Make Your Travel Arrangements

Pre-Departure and Arrival Information

EducationUSA Orientations in Your Home Country and Other Services
EducationUSA is a global network of more than 400 advising centers in more than 170 countries supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Visit the EducationUSA Find An Advising Center web page to locate the Center nearest to you. Visit the Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study: Prepare For Your Departure web page to learn about Pre-Departure Orientations in your home country.

USF International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Pre-Departure and Arrival Information Guide
The ISSS Spring 2016 Pre-Departure and Arrival Information Guide is filled with specific information about preparing to study at USF and to live in San Francisco.

USF Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) Resources
Please visit the SHaRE What's In My Room? web page to see a list of items you will find in your residence hall room upon arrival, recommendations about what items to bring with you to campus, and rules about what items you will not be allowed to keep in your room.

Mark Your Calendar with these important dates for Spring 2016, and Make Your Travel Arrangements accordingly:

January 19International Student Move-In Day
January 19ISSS Airport Transportation Service Available
January 20Optional International Student Orientation Activities
January 20English-Conditional Admit Placement Testing
January 21Spring 2016 Program Start Date
January 21International Student Orientation
January 22New Student Orientation
January 25Spring 2016 Classes Begin
May 19Spring 2016 Final Examination Period Ends

Airport Pick-Up

ISSS will offer all new international students Free Transportation from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO)to theUSF Campus on International Student Move-In Day: Tuesday, January 19. Please visit the ISSS Pre-Arrival Information page for details, and the ISSS International Student Orientation page to Register in Advance and Arrange Your Airport Pick-Up.

The ISSS shuttle service will be available on January 19 only. Should you be arriving at SFO before or after January 19, and wish assistance in arranging your ground transportation in advance of your arrival, please be in touch with ISSS. ISSS staff will be happy to help you identify appropriate means of transportation to campus, or to any other San Francisco Bay Area location.

Questions?
International Student & Scholar Services

Tel: +1 (415) 422-2654, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2412
Email: isss@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/isss/international-student-orientation

Step 15: International Student Orientation Programs

Please Note that all international students are required to attend both International Student Orientation and New Student Orientation. These Orientation programs will prepare you to study and live at USF and in San Francisco, and will help you to meet new friends and begin to feel at home in the City.

Both programs offer opportunities to become acquainted with other students in social gatherings, and to explore San Francisco.

International Student Orientation: January 21 
International Student Orientation sessions will give you important information concerning:

  • Immigration Matters, including maintaining your visa status, travel regulations, and working in the United States
  • Academic Matters, including faculty expectations, student academic support services, and tips for academic success
  • Practical Matters, including banking, shopping, and living in San Francisco

For more information about International Student Orientation (ISO), and to see the ISO schedule, please visit the ISSS International Student Orientation web page.

New Student Orientation: January 22
New Student Orientation sessions will introduce you to faculty and staff in your academic program; provide essential information about your specific academic major; and describe how to arrange for academic support services such as tutoring at the Learning Center and help improving your writing skills at the Writing Center.

There will be activities and events especially for students living on campus, and for those interested in student clubs, service learning, or internship opportunities.

Questions?
For Questions About International Student Orientation:

International Student and Scholar Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2654, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2412
Email: isss@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/isss/international-student-orientation

Questions?
For Questions About New Student Orientation:
Tel: +1 (415) 422-5550, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2898
Email: orientation@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/orientation

Step 16: Update Your Contact Information

You are strongly encouraged to Keep Your Address, E-mail Address, and Phone Number Current in myUSF at all times, so that we can communicate with you quickly and directly.

Please Note that international students are Required to Report Any Change of Local or Permanent Residence (Home) Address to USF for immigration purposes. Your Local Address must be Inside the United States and your Permanent Residence (Home) Address must be Outside the United States.

To Update Your Contact Information, log into myUSF.

Once in myUSF:

Go ToStudent Self-Service area
Click OnStudent button
Click OnPersonal Information tab

Follow the instructions to make changes.

Questions?
One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services

Tel: +1 (415) 422-2020, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/onestop

Step 17: Know Your Privacy Rights & Responsibilities

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

Privacy of Records
Under federal law, a student’s records (including grades, GPA, class schedule, tuition and billing records, and more) cannot be disclosed to anyone else, even parents, without the student’s written authorization (some exceptions apply). To learn more about your FERPA rights, Go To the One Stop Privacy Information for Students web page.

Student Consent to Release Information Form
If you wish to allow someone else to view your education records, you must submit the Student Consent to Release Information Form authorizing access for each person to your USF academic or financial records. Visit the One Stop Student Consent to Release Information and One Stop Registration and Student Records Forms web pages to submit the form.

If You Do Not Submit the Student Consent to Release Information Form
If you do not submit the Student Consent to Release Information Form to authorize your parents or others to have access to your records, USF will not disclose any information about you to them. This means, for example, that USF will not release information about your student account balance, even to someone who is helping you to pay your tuition.

Deadline: You should understand your privacy rights and responsibilities before you arrive on campus.

Questions?
One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services

Tel: +1 (415) 422-2020, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/onestop

Step 18: Keep in Touch!

Be sure to visit the USF Website and myUSF to Keep in Touch!
We very much look forward to welcoming you to campus in January.