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, Beginning May 29, 2019
The Webtrack Advising Tutorial will become available on Wednesday, May 29. 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 Fall 2019. 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 on Monday, June 3.

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.

Schedule an Academic Advising Phone Appointment
At the end of the Webtrack Quiz, you will be invited to schedule an Academic Advising Phone Appointment with an Academic Adviser, and we strongly encourage you to do so. You may schedule your Academic Advising Phone Appointment on Thursday, June 6; Tuesday, June 11; or Thursday, June 13.

Please Note that you should Register for Classes Before Your Academic Advising Appointment, so that your Adviser can be prepared to discuss your Fall 2019 course schedule. You should Have Access to a Computer and Internet Connection During Your Appointment, and be prepared to explain your reasons for registering for specific courses to your Adviser.

Don't worry if you are unable to schedule an appointment: Once you have registered, an Adviser in your academic (major) department will review your course schedule and will contact you through your myUSF e-mail address with any questions. Faculty also will be available to meet with you during New Student Orientation (See Step 15).

Transfer Students are required either to schedule academic advising phone appointments or to be in touch with their departments.

Deadline: Webtrack will become available on Wednesday, May 29 and Course Registration will begin on Monday, June 3. 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 Fall 2019 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 Fall 2019 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 Fall 2019 class schedule, and to answer any questions you might have about beginning your studies at USF.

Please view the Fall 2019 New Student Orientation Schedule to find out when and where the first “Orientation to Your Major” session will be held.

After Fall 2019 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 to 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 Below: “Academic Coaching and Support”), your Faculty Academic Adviser will help you to 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 web page to Find Your Academic Success Coach.

Learning, Writing & Speaking Centers
The Learning, Writing & Speaking Centers provide you with opportunities to increase and enhance your academic skills and offer a variety of support services—all free—to help you succeed at USF.

Visit the Learning, Writing & Speaking Centers 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.

Most importantly, Coaches will support you as you enhance and gain confidence in your spoken communication skills.

  • Speaking Center

Peer Public Speaking Coaches at the Speaking Center will help you to prepare a variety of in-and out-of- class “talks.” You will learn to craft introductions and conclusions to your speeches; to create concise and informative main points for your presentations; and to develop a personal public speaking style all your own.

Most importantly, Coaches will support you as you enhance and gain confidence in your spoken communication skills.

  • 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.

Peak Performance Sessions
Peak Performance Sessions offer tips on such topics as time management, test-taking skills, note-taking, reading techniques, and exploring your academic interests and strengths.

Visit the Peak Performance Sessions web page to find out more about them.