Step 7. View Degree Evaluation
Your degree evaluation tracks all of the past credits you’ve earned either at previous institutions or through classes you took in high school (like Advanced Placement classes) and shows how they have transferred to USF.
Transfer students: You should view your degree evaluation before registering for classes so that you know which classes you need to take.
Your degree evaluation will only show classes that we've received final transcripts for, so please be sure to submit final documents to Admission as soon as possible.
View your degree evaluation
- To access your degree evaluation, log in to myUSF. You will have already needed to create a myUSF account (see Step 2).
- Click on the Banner Self Service (Student) button
- Click "Student Records"
- Click "Degree Evaluation"
Understanding your degree evaluation
Your degree evaluation will show the following items:
- Classification/Class Standing: Your classification is dependent on the number of units you are bringing into USF:
- First-Year: 0-31 credit hours
- Sophomore: 32-63 credit hours
- Junior: 64-95 credit hours
- Senior: 96 or more credit hours
- Major Advisor: Your major adviser is a faculty member in your program/department who will help you plan your course schedule to fulfill key degree requirements. This section may be blank when you first log in; that’s because you may not have an assigned major adviser yet. You will be assigned a major adviser in your first term at USF.
- Academic Success Coach: Your coach in the Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA) will help you learn about the different campus resources available to you. Your coach may not yet be assigned, so this category may appear blank when you first log in to your degree evaluation. You will be assigned a coach in your first term at USF.
- Overall GPA and Major GPA: When you first log in to your degree evaluation, you will notice that both your overall GPA and your major GPA (in the major section of the page) are at 0.00. That's because you have not yet taken classes at USF. Every new, incoming transfer student initially has a 0.00 GPA regardless of their GPA at their previous institution. After final grades have been submitted from your first semester at USF, these GPAs will be updated.
Green check mark: This requirement has been satisfied either through coursework at USF or your previous institution.
Blue/white circle: This requirement is in progress of being completed.
Red circle: This requirement still needs to be satisfied.
Degree Evaluation Sections
Your degree evaluation also contains these sections:
- Degree in Bachelor of Science/Arts/Nursing: The first section shows a summary of all the requirements you need to complete your undergraduate degree. You need a minimum of 128 units and a minimum 2.0 GPA to graduate.
- Core Requirements: This section shows which core curriculum requirements you’ve already satisfied. The core curriculum covers six different areas for a total of 44 units. Any courses taken at previous institutions that have been awarded core curriculum credit will appear as complete.
- Major Requirements: This section shows the courses required for your major. Depending on your degree program and previous coursework taken, this section may appear blank at first. In your first term at USF, you will meet with your major adviser to determine which major requirements you’ve already completed based on your previous coursework.
- Open Electives: This section shows the courses for which you’ve earned credit but did not necessarily satisfy a core curriculum or major requirement. Most courses listed here will be denoted by either a “TRNS 1XX” or “TRNS 4XX” as a general placeholder until these courses can be designated as core curriculum credit or major-specific credit. “TRNS 1XX” refers to lower-division coursework, whereas “TRNS 4XX” refers to upper-division coursework.
- Community-Engaged Learning and Cultural Diversity: All undergraduate students are required to complete a Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) course at USF. CEL courses will immerse you in the community to address an issue of the public good. The Cultural Diversity (CD) course promotes understanding and appreciation of the factors that create diversity in human societies. In completing your core and major requirements, you’ll find that many courses also satisfy the CEL CD requirements.
- Foreign Language Requirement: If a foreign language is required for your major, this section will show the number of semesters needed to fulfill this requirement (FL2 = two semesters required; FL3 = three semesters required; etc.). If you are a native speaker of a language other than English, you may be able to waive this requirement; please ask your major adviser for more information.
If you are entering the College of Arts & Sciences, we can help estimate how your major-specific classes might transfer to USF before you arrive on campus. Please click here for more information on the time to degree estimate process. For all other majors outside of the College of Arts & Sciences, you’ll need to work directly with faculty members from your major after you arrive to USF.
First, make sure you’ve submitted your final grades from your most recent semester. Without your transcripts, we can’t award credit.
If you think you are missing Core Curriculum credit on your degree evaluation, please submit a Transfer Credit Request.
If you believe you’re missing major-specific credit, you’ll need to connect with your major adviser, as only they (not the registrar) can award credit for your major. Your major adviser’s email address can be found by clicking the envelope icon in the top right corner of your degree evaluation. You will also meet with your major adviser in your first term at USF, and you’ll be able to discuss major-specific credit at that time.
You may be asked to provide additional documentation, such as a copy of the syllabus for the class for which you would like to receive credit. The syllabus will help the Office of the University Registrar or your faculty advisor compare it to coursework available at USF.
View your test scores
Using the screenshots above, log in to myUSF, click on Banner Self Service (Student) --> Student Records --> View Test Scores. Your test scores will determine which mathematics, language, and writing (rhetoric) courses you are eligible to enroll in.
View your holds
Using the screenshots above, log in to myUSF, click on Banner Self Service (Student) --> Student Records --> View Holds. Make sure you have no registration holds that may prevent you from registering for classes or changing your class schedule. If you have any holds, please contact the office that placed the hold or email@example.com.
Deadline: If you're a transfer student, we recommend reviewing your degree evaluation as soon as it's available so you can register for classes as soon as possible.
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