Step 7. View Degree Evaluation
If you are a transfer student, you should access your degree evaluation before registering for classes. It will show you which classes you've taken at previous institutions that have transferred to USF.
If you are a first-year student, your degree evaluation will show any classes you've received college credit for, including classes you took in high school (like Advanced Placement classes) or at a community college.
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 1).
- 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 class standing is dependent on the number of units you are bringing into USF. The breakdown is listed below:
- First-Year: 0-31 credit hours
- Sophomore: 32-63 credit hours
- Junior: 64-95 credit hours
- Senior: 96 or more credit hours
- Major Adviser: Your assigned major adviser helps you plan your course schedule to fulfill key degree requirements. Your major adviser 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 major adviser in your first term at USF.
- Academic Success Coach: Your coach from the Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA) will help you learn about the different campus resources available to you. Similar to the major adviser tab, this category will likely appear blank as you first log in to your degree evaluation portal until you are assigned an academic success coach.
- Degree: We offer three types of degrees: Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts (BA), and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The specific degree type should match the degree you selected on your application to USF.
- Major: The major is the field of study you listed on your application to 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 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 your first semester of grades at USF, these GPAs will be updated.
Green check mark: You have satisfied this requirement, either through coursework at USF or through transferred coursework at your previous institution.
Blue square: This course is currently in progress (or you have been registered for this course at USF)
Red square: You still have to satisfy this requirement
Core Requirements, Major Requirements, and Open Electives
As you progress further into your degree evaluation, you will notice the following categories:
- Core Requirements: These are courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum at USF. They are required for all undergraduate students, regardless of your major. They cover 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, with a green check mark. Please note that the Office of Admission can only apply credit for USF’s Core Curriculum, not for your specific major.
- Major Requirements: These are courses that are required for your specific major, beyond the Core Curriculum. Depending on your degree program and the previous coursework taken, this section will remain blank until your major adviser has determined how your previous coursework may apply to your major requirements. The Office of Admission cannot apply credit for major requirements. Once you start classes, you will meet individually with your major adviser to determine which courses you've already taken can be used to satisfy your major requirements. For more information on your specific major requirements, please see the program page for your major.
- Open Electives: This area lists previous coursework for which you've earned unit credit, but did not necessarily satisfy Core Curriculum requirements or major requirements. Most courses listed here will be denoted by either at "TRNS 1XX" (lower division coursework) or a "TRNS 4XX" (upper division coursework) as a placeholder until these courses can be designated as Core Curriculum or major requirements.
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.
If you think you are missing credit on your degree evaluation, please submit a Transfer Credit Request. 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 adviser compare it to coursework available at USF.
The Office of the University Registrar can only award credit for USF’s Core Curriculum, not for your specific major. For major requirements, you’ll need to work directly with faculty members from your major after you arrive to USF. There will also be time during orientation for you to get help with choosing classes.
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.
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 on June 1.
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2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6612, Fax: (415) 422-2217