Step 8: Register for Classes

Registration opens on June 2. Before you can register for classes, make sure you have completed all of the required items in Step 6. You should also check to see if there are any holds on your account which may prevent you from registering.

  • Know which classes to take
    Complete all required items in Step 6. You can also 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, 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 adviser to 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 21–23), 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 class schedule and to answer any questions. 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: Registration begins June 2. All incoming USF students will be registering during this time, so we encourage you to complete all of your requirements (Webtrack videos, Webtrack quiz, DSP, any other placement tests you may need) before then. Classes start on Tuesday, August 24. The last day to add a class is August 30. 


Via email or phone:
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 email
Transfer Students: Contact Ben Bottorff at

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 (preferred) or (415) 422-2679 (weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time)