Academic Planning

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Use these resources to develop your academic plan and stay on track to graduate.

  1. Accessing your Degree Evaluation.
    Sign into myUSF using the login information provided in your acceptance letter. Click "LOGIN" when done. Under Student Self-Service, click the Self-Service "STUDENT" button. Click on "Student Records". Click on "Degree Evaluation". Your degree evaluation will appear. Read this FAQ about the degree evaluation for more information.
  2. Foreign Language Requirement
    Find out if you have a foreign language requirement. The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department website explains the language requirements for various majors and options to partially or fully bypass them or if you have fluency in another language besides English. Note - Majors in within the College of Arts and Sciences and International Business within the School of Management, are required to complete the Foreign Language Requirement.
  3. Creating a 4 Year Plan
    To create your semester by semester academic plan (often called a 4-year plan), we recommend you view all your requirements on your degree evaluation, list them all out somewhere, and start arranging them in this Google sheets template or any electronic document. For student in the School of Management, please reference the Academic Advising Worksheet. The format isn't important. If you use our Google Sheet, make sure to make a copy for yourself before entering in your plan. Make sure the total number of credits adds up to 128. Don't worry about it being perfect - it is just a first draft. Create it somewhere that you can edit easily. Note - if you are switching majors or haven't declared your major yet, you may need to use the what if analysis to view what requirements you'll need to complete& for the new major.
  4. Study Abroad / Special Programs
    If you are considering going Pre-Med, go over your 4 Year Plan with the pre-health adviser. If you think you may want to become a teacher, go over your 4 year plan with the Undergraduate Teacher Education Center. If you are in the Honors College or another special programs including Living-Learning Communities, McCarthy Center, Change the World From here Institute, etc, meet an adviser from that program as well. If you are thinking of study abroad, set up a meeting with the Center for Global Education.
  5. Review your 4 year plan with your Faculty Adviser
    Once you have created a draft 4-year plan, meet with advisers in your major and minors to gather their feedback and ideas. If you are unsure how to contact the right adviser or are considering a new program, contact the major department. Some departments utilize peer advisers, drop-in advising, or group advising. CASA can help you identify the appropriate person in your department(s) to speak to and how to reach them if you need help - however, please note, CASA coaches are NOT Faculty Advisers. Once you have confirmed your graduate date with your Faculty Advisor, we encourage you to visit the Graduation Center website to learn more information graduation application and deadlines.