Next Steps: Master of Public Administration
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.
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Step 2: Pay your Deposit
Login to your application portal and complete the Intent to Enroll form.
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. Click here to pay your deposit today.
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:
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.
Questions about Transcripts?
Step 4: Financial Aid for U.S. Students
Financing a graduate degree represents a significant investment in your future. The USF One Stop 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. One Stop’s 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.
Payment & Billing Questions? Fall 2018 Tuition is due August 1, 2018. If you have any questions about payment plans, methods of payment, or general tuition questions contact the One Stop Office. Please have your student ID ready when contacting One Stop, you can find your USF Student ID in your admission letter.
Questions about FAFSA?
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 here. Please visit the Academic Calendar to view important USF dates: https://myusf.usfca.edu/onestop/registration/academic-calendar
|Fall 2018 - Full-Time Programs||Location||Date||Time|
|MBA||Downtown||August 13 - 16, 2018||TBD|
|Financial Analysis||Downtown||August 14, 2018||TBD|
|Entrepreneurship & Innovation||Downtown||August 14 - 18, 2018||9:00 am|
|Nonprofit Administration||Downtown||August 11, 2018||TBD|
|Global Entrepreneurial Management||Barcelona||August 31, 2018 ||TBD|
|International Students Only||Location||Date||Time|
|International Student Orientation||McClaren||August 17, 2018||8:30 am|
|Fall 2018 - Part-Time Programs||Location||Date||Time|
|Part-Time MBA||Downtown||August 11, 2018||TBD|
|Hybrid Financial Analysis||Downtown||August 11, 2018||TBD|
|Organization Development||Downtown||August 11, 2018||TBD|
|Nonprofit Administration||Downtown||August 11, 2018||TBD|
|Public Administration||Downtown||August 11, 2018||TBD|
|Information Systems||San Jose||August 11, 2018||TBD|
The Graduate Student Affairs team will send Orientation agendas via email.
Contact Graduate Student Affairs
All International Graduate Students must attend the International Student Orientation on August 17 at 8:30am at the McClaren Conference Complex. 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:
International Student and Scholar Services, UC Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2654, Fax: (415) 422-2412
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/isss
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:
The majority of USF graduate students choose to live in apartment off-campus (not operated by the university). Some graduate programs offer assistance in connecting students who want to search for an apartment together. USF's Off-Campus Housing website provides tools for searching for housing, information on SF neighborhoods, worksheets for creating a budget, and more. Go to the Off-Campus Housing site to get started now. Join the USF Housing Network on Facebook to get connected with other USF students.
USF also offers a limited number of gradate 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 regarding class registration. You will register for classes shortly before the semester begins. You can expect more information about the course schedule in early August. Students who have not submitted the admission deposit and official transcripts 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 myUSF shortly after the semester start.
Login to Canvas
*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.
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/student-health-safety/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.
-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 (Montaoux) 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 three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine or a test showing immunity.
Step 10: CompleteThink About It Course
Think About It: Graduate is a mandated online 45 minute training program provides sexual assault and sexual harassment (including Title IX and Campus SaVE Act) training carefully tailored to the unique needs of graduate and branch campus students. All incoming graduate students, branch campus students, visiting students, online, and special program students are required to take the course.
Students who do not successfully complete the Think About It course will be fined $100.
Registered students will receive an email with instructions to take the course. The email will be sent to your MyUSF email address from CampusClarity.com.
Go to Health Promotion Services for information or visit the Think About It website.
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
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 myusf.usfca.edu/onestop/privacy.
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 myusf.usfca.edu/onestop/registration/forms for instructions on how to submit the 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.
SOM Admit Facebook Group
Visit a Class
Admitted Student Events