Step 8: Register For Classes

Registration opens June 1. You can register for classes after watching all advising tutorials and completing the Webtrack quiz (See Step 6). 

Know which classes to take

Make sure you have a basic understanding of the courses you'll need to take this semester: 

  • Be sure to review the Core Curriculum requirements. They are required for all undergraduate students, regardless of your major. They cover six different academic disciplines for a total of 44 credits.
  • For additional information on your specific major requirements, you can also reference the program page for your major.

Search for classes

For detailed instructions on how to register, refer back to the Webtrack tutorial.

You should register for at least 16 credit hours to stay on track for graduation.

Meet with your faculty adviser

You will receive an email from your academic faculty advisor during the second week of June to invite you to select a mode of communication (phone, video meeting, or email) to review and discuss the classes you have registered for. It’s important for you to register for classes before your scheduled phone appointment with your faculty adviser. If necessary, they will recommend course adjustments during the appointment. 

Attend orientation for more help

During orientation (August 15-17), you will have the opportunity to meet with a faculty adviser during the "Orientation to Your Major" session. Your adviser will be happy to review your fall 2020 class schedule, and to answer any questions you might have about your schedule. Don't forget to register for orientation

Buying textbooks

After you've registered for classes, you can view your book list by clicking on Registration and then "Buy Textbooks Online," which will show you which books are required for each of your courses. You can rent or buy your books online through the USF Bookstore (you can pick them up at the bookstore when you arrive), or through book rental sites like or

Deadline: You can register for classes beginning June 1. Classes start on Tuesday, August 18. The last day to add or drop a class is August 24. We recommend that you make a list of classes you'll need to register for in advance, so you can be ready to register on June 1. All USF students will be registering during this time, so try to register as early as possible to ensure you get the classes you need while they are available.

Questions about registering for classes?

Via live chat:
Access the live chat on the main Webtrack page.
Dates: June 8 – June 30 (Monday through Friday only)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Via email or phone:
If you’re in the College of Arts & Sciences:
Call (415) 422-4932 on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time or email Tonya Miller at

If you’re in the School of Management: 
First-Year Students: Contact (415) 422-2369 (weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time) or email
Transfer Students: Contact Ben Bottorff at (415) 422-2369 (weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time) or

If you’re in the School of Nursing and Health Professions:
First-Year Students: Contact Alessandra Khodaverdi at (415) 422-2693 (weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time) or
Transfer Students: Contact Stacey Kohut at (415) 422-2679 (weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time) or