Step 6: Prepare for class registration

In order to be cleared for class registration, complete the following:

  1. Watch the Webtrack advising tutorials (30–45 minutes)
    Webtrack is our class registration tutorial for new students. The Webtrack tutorial videos will guide you through the registration process and show you which classes are for your major.

    To get started, go to and select your major from the Undergraduate Programs menu. Watch each video to learn about graduation and major requirements, our Core Curriculum, placement tests, and more. If you're thinking of changing your major, email your admission counselor.
  2. Take the Directed Self Placement (DSP) (12 hours)
    As part of Webtrack, you'll be directed to take the Directed Self Placement (DSP). This self assessment will help you determine which Rhetoric (RHET) class to sign up for. The deadline to complete the DSP is June 14. Information on how to access the DSP can be found on the Placement Tests page. For any questions about the DSP, please contact

    You do not need to take the DSP if:
    • You will be completing Academic English for Multilingual Students (AEM) courses at USF
    • You are a Sacramento VANAP nursing student
    • You are in the Martín-Baró Scholars program 

      Transfer students: All transfer students must fulfill the Core A2 Rhetoric & Composition requirement at USF. Even if you've already received credit for an English Composition course, we encourage you to take DSP to learn about the wide range of Rhetoric courses available. There are multiple options to choose from based on your personal interests.
  3. Take any required placement tests
    See which placement tests are required for your major. You'll need to take any required placement tests by the deadlines, so that you know which level courses to register for. The deadline to complete placement exams for any European languages is June 2. For all other placement exams the deadline is June 14. Once you've taken the tests, here's how to view your scores.

  4. Complete the Webtrack quiz (5 minutes)
    After watching the Webtrack videos, you must complete a quiz to be cleared for class registration. If you do not complete the Webtrack quiz, you will be unable to register for classes because you will have a hold on your student account that prevents you from registering. This hold is removed after you complete the Webtrack quiz.

Additional resources to help you prepare for registration:

  • June 7 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, join us for a Registration 101 virtual webinar and Q&A
  • June 5–9, your department may also be hosting a major-specific webinar the week of for additional registration support. 
  • Browse the schedule of classes and see how to sign up for classes.
  • You will also receive an email from a faculty or staff member in your department to review the classes you should register for and answer any questions you may have.
  • June 21–23 from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m Pacific Time we will have a Zoom room open to international students for registration help (save this Zoom link and access it during the open times). Please note that you may have to wait in the virtual “waiting room” before getting connected.
  • Still have registration questions? See below for who to contact or email

Dates & Deadlines

April 3:  Webtrack, Directed Self Placement (DSP), and placement exams are updated and available. View all Webtrack videos and complete Webtrack quiz by registration. Complete DSP and any required placement exams by the deadlines below.
April 21 at 10 a.m. PT:  Registration opens for transfer students and early decision first-year students who have submitted an enrollment deposit.
June 2:  Deadline to complete placement exams for any European languages.
June 5–9:  Your department may be hosting a program-specific webinar for additional registration support.
June 7 at 5 p.m. PT:  Registration 101 virtual webinar and Q&A. Learn more and ask questions about registering for classes. We recommend having at least started Webtrack so you can come prepared.
June 14:  Deadline to complete DSP and any placement exams required for your major. (Note: the deadline to complete placement exams for any European languages is June 2.)
June 21 at assigned times:  Registration opens for first-year students. You will be assigned a time to register (look for an email in mid-June with your registration time). For registration help call (415) 422-4932. This phone number is active all summer, but we'll have increased phone support from June 21–23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific Time. 
June 30:  Registration deadline. Register for 3-4 classes (12-16 units) so that your first bill in July will have updated information. A typical USF student takes 16 units per semester. 
August 1:  Registration deadline for transfer students who deposit after June 1.
August 22:  First day of classes.
August 28:  Last day to add classes for the semester. Any final changes to your semester schedule must be made by this deadline. 


If you’re in the College of Arts & Sciences:
Call (415) 422-4932 (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
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 (including Public Health):
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 (preferred), or (415) 422-2679 (weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time)

For log-in or technical difficulties:
Contact (415) 422-6668, or