Next Steps: School of Management
Step 1: myUSF Account
myUSF is the gateway to the university where you can register for classes, pay tuition, access your USF email, view your student record and update your contact information.
Instructions to Login
- Visit http://myusf.usfca.edu
- Choose Set New/Forgot password
- Enter your USF username (see admission letter) and the CAPTCHA text
- Enter your USF Student ID / CWID # (see admission letter)
- Select Student-Service
- Update Address, Contact, and Emergency contacts
Step 2: Pay your Deposit
Login to your application portal and complete the Intent to Enroll form.
Select the preferred form of payment.
Your portal will update with the deposit amount due. Follow the link "Submit Payment" to securely pay online.
Refer to your admission letter for your deposit deadline.
Please note: If your deposit is not received by the deadline indicated in your acceptance letter, the School of Management reserves the right to rescind your admission and any scholarship received.
Questions About Depositing?
Step 3: Send Your Official Transcripts
Access to registration will only be granted to students who have both deposited and submitted official transcripts from all institutions listed on their application. If you have not already submitted official, sealed transcripts, please send them as soon as possible to avoid any delay in registration:
University of San Francisco
Office of Graduate Admission
2130 Fulton Street - Lone Mountain
San Francisco, CA 94117
If your institution issues official electronic copies of transcripts, you may send them to: email@example.com
Your online application will reflect when transcripts have been "received-official". Please log in to your online application to check the status of your transcripts.
You will not be permitted to register for your second semester classes until your official transcript has been received and verified. As stated in the online application, USF reserves the right to rescind admission based upon official documents received or not received.
Questions About transcripts?
Step 4: Financial Aid for U.S. Students
Financing a graduate degree represents a significant investment in your future. The USF Student Financial Services office is committed to helping you find the best funding available. Financial Aid advisors are available to discuss federal and private loan options and to answer questions about company reimbursement, veteran’s benefits, and other potential funding opportunities. The Financial Services website also features a series of helpful video tutorials to assist students.
After receipt of your FAFSA application for U.S. students, the Financial Aid office will determine your aid eligibility and send you a financial aid notice. Upon receiving your notice, you must log in to accept or decline the aid offered to you.
- Go to myUSF
- Find Self-Service
- Select Student
- Select Student tab again
- Select Financial Aid menu
- Check status of your aid
- Accept or decline your aid
Payment and Billing Questions?
Fall 2020 tuition is due August 1, 2020. If you have any questions about payment plans, methods of payment, or general tuition questions contact the Financial Services office. Please have your student ID ready when contacting Financial Services. You can find your USF Student ID in your admission letter.
Questions about FAFSA?
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/financial-aid
Tel: (415) 422-3387, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Financial Aid Office, Lone Mountain, Room 203
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Step 5: New Student Orientation
Each graduate program provides a mandatory orientation during which students learn important information and procedures for their graduate program, and meet new classmates. In this page, you will find dates specific to School of Management. Please visit the Academic Calendar to view other important USF dates.
|Fall 2019 Degree Programs||Location||Date||Time|
|Online Fall 2020||August 8-14||TBD|
|Full-Time Financial Analysis – MSFA||Online Fall 2020||August 8-14||TBD|
|MBA Pre-Term||Online Fall 2020||
Entrepreneurship and Innovation – MSEI
|Online Fall 2020||August 8-14||TBD|
|International Students Only||Location||Date||Time|
|*International Student Orientation||Online Fall 2020||TBD||TBD|
The Graduate Student Affairs team will send detailed Orientation agendas via email closer to the orientation dates.
Contact Graduate Student Affairs
*All International Graduate Students must attend the International Student Orientation. The mandatory international student sessions are designed to address the most common questions and concerns that international students have as well as covering important information such as immigration regulations pertaining to your visa, academic expectations, and cultural adjustment.
International Students May Also Contact
Step 6: Housing Options
For graduate students who move to San Francisco, you will need to make your own housing arrangements. Graduate students have two housing options:
- Off-Campus Housing:
The majority of USF graduate students choose to live in apartment off-campus (not operated by the university). The USF Off-Campus Housing website provides tools for searching for housing, information on San Francisco neighborhoods, worksheets for creating a budget, and more. Go to the Off-Campus Housing site to get started now. Also, join the USF Housing Network on Facebook to connect with other USF students looking for housing and/or roommates.
- On-Campus Housing:
USF offers a limited number of graduate student housing units in university-operated apartments in Loyola Village and rooms in Pedro Arrupe Hall. To apply for housing at USF, log into myUSF, click on the Student tab, and then scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on the USFrooms link on the lower left. As part of your application in USFrooms, you will need to submit a $300 non-refundable housing pre-payment.
Step 7: Registration Process for Classes
Registration: The Graduate Student Affairs Office will contact you via email regarding class registration. You will register for classes shortly before the semester begins, in the first week of August. You can expect more information about the course schedule in early August (students admitted for Fall) or January (students admitted for Spring). Students who have not submitted the admission deposit will not be registered.
Student ID/One Card: All registered USF students are issued a university photo ID called a One Card. Your USF One Card grants access to on-campus resources, including classroom buildings, Don Dollars accounts, Gleeson Library, and Koret Health and Recreation Center after the first day of classes. Don Dollars can be added to your One Card for use on campus at the bookstore, dining locations, vending machines, and for printing. To obtain your One Card please follow the instructions on the Online ID Express. The Graduate Student Affairs Office will give you your One Card at Orientation.
Textbooks: Books are not included in tuition and fees. Your required book list will be available to you via Canvas shortly after the semester start.
Canvas: Canvas is an educational software platform that provides a user-friendly environment for online teaching and learning. Many of your faculty may use Canvas to post information relevant to their course including the syllabus, course readings and discussion boards*.
How to Login to Canvas
- Login to myUSF
- Under Courses select "Canvas"
- Click on Instructure Canvas, then select the Courses tab.
- Visit https://myusf.usfca.edu/services/canvas for more details on configuring your Canvas classes
*You will not see course information until you are registered AND only once the instructor has published their course to Canvas.
Step 8: Health Insurance
Automatic Enrollment: To protect your health and well-being all domestic graduate students registered for 6 credit hours or more, all international graduate students registered for 1 credit hour or more, and all graduate students who reside in USF operated housing will be automatically charged and enrolled in the USF-sponsored health insurance plan.
Exception: Graduate students enrolled in online degree programs who do not reside in USF-operating housing will NOT be automatically charged and enrolled in the USF sponsored health insurance.
Waive USF plan: Students who have a health insurance plan with coverage comparable to the USF-sponsored plan may choose to waive the student insurance each academic year. Students can visit myusf.usfca.edu/hps to view waiver instructions and access the health insurance waiver application.
Voluntary Enrollment: Domestic graduate students registered for under 6 credit hours and graduate students enrolled in an online degree program are eligible to voluntarily purchase the plan online by visiting myusf.usfca.edu/hps.
Deadlines: The deadline to waive the student insurance or voluntarily enroll in the plan for the Fall semester is September 1. The deadline for the Spring semester is February 1.
For more information, visit myusf.usfca.edu/hps/insurance.
Step 9: Proof of Immunization
To protect the health of all USF community members, USF requires all international students and domestic graduate students living in university-operating housing to submit proof of immunizations.
- Domestic students (residing in USF-operated housing only): Graduate students born on or after January 1, 1957, who are living in USF-operated housing, must submit evidence of two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. If proof of immunization for MMR is not available, a blood titer showing immunity for each disease will be accepted.
- International Students: International students must submit the following immunization records:
-Evidence of two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. If proof of immunization for MMR is not available, a blood titer showing immunity for each disease will be accepted.
-Proof of a Tuberculosis PPD (Mantoux) test administered in the last 12 months. (Students with a positive PPD test are required to submit the results of a chest x-ray administered in the last 12 months).
-Proof of Hepatitis B vaccine or a test showing immunity.
- Submit proof:
Students must submit their immunization records online to Med+Proctor in one of the following ways: Immunization Yellow card, high school immunization records, or a copy of medical records. All immunization records must be in English. If you don't have your immunization records and/or they need to be translated, please use the respective Med+Proctor Immunization Form below and have a licensed medical provider complete the required documentation.Med+Proctor Immunization Form - Domestic Graduate student (living in USF-housing
Med+Proctor Immunization Form - International Student
- Deadlines: The deadline to submit proof of immunizations for the Fall semester is August 15. The deadline for the Spring semester is January 15. Failure to submit required records will result in a $100 late fine and possible registration hold.
Step 10: Complete the Not Anymore Course
In order to maintain a socially responsible learning community, USF requires all new and incoming students to take Not Anymore, a video-based online course that prepares students as well as non-traditional students for the unique challenges of college life.
Not Anymore for graduate students is carefully tailored to the unique needs of graduate students and is designed to educate students about consent, healthy relationships, bystander intervention, as well as the realities of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and more.
These students will receive an invite at the beginning of their first semester via email when their course becomes available. If students do not receive an email, they can contact email@example.com. Students who fail to complete the course by their deadlines will be charged a $100 late fine.
- Fall Semester: August 15
- Spring Semester: January 15
Step 11: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
The Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records
- Privacy of Records:
Under federal law, students' records (including grades, GPA, class schedule, tuition and billing records, and more) cannot be disclosed to any third-party, even parents or spouses, without the written authorization of the student (some exceptions apply). To learn more about your FERPA rights, go to Privacy Information for Students (FERPA).
- Student Consent to Release Information:
Students who wish to allow a third-party (parents, siblings, etc.) to view their education records must submit a form authorizing the access. Access can be granted to academic records, tuition and billing records, and/or financial aid records. Go to Registration and Student Records Forms for instructions on how to submit the form.
- What if I don't submit the Student Consent to Release Information form?
If you do not authorize your someone to have access to your records, USF will not disclose any information to them. This means that your spouse or parents will not be able to call USF to find out information about your financial aid or balance even if they are helping you pay your tuition.
Step 12: Engage with USF Community
Connect with current students, faculty, staff, and your future classmates before orientation. Below, you will find some great ideas to help you get involved early.
Visit a Class
Meet students and faculty, and experience the classroom environment firsthand.
Admitted Student Events
Join your future classmates throughout the months leading up to orientation at various hosted events. Specific dates and details are sent by email to all admitted students.