Next Steps: Master of Science in Nursing Programs – Additional Campus Locations

Welcome to the School of Nursing and Health Professions at USF. The steps below will provide you with the information you need to successfully enroll at USF.

Step 1: Review Your Admission Letter

Please carefully read your admission letter. There are important instructions in your admission letter including:

  • The deadline for securing your space in your graduate program.
  • The date of your graduate program's orientation.

In addition, please read any email that you may receive from the University of San Francisco.

Questions?
School of Nursing and Health Professions, Cowell Hall
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6681, Fax: (415) 422-6877
Email: nursing@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/nursing

Step 2: Create Your myUSF Account

Most university business is handled online, so you will need to set up your myUSF account as soon as possible. You must be able to log into your myUSF account in order to view and accept financial aid, pay your space deposit and account bill, register for courses, check your mail, and many other functions.

Follow these Steps to get Started

  1. Go to myUSF
  2. Click on the Set New/Forgot Password? link

You will need to enter your USF username in order to reset your password. You can find your username on your electronic admission letter.

Questions?
Information Technology Services (ITS), Cowell Hall
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6668
Email: itshelp@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/its

Step 3: Reserve Your Space

To guarantee your space in your graduate program, you must login to your application on the online application system you used to apply to USF. Please note: Your admission decision will be posted online approximately five days after the date on your admission letter.

Once you login to your application, click on the link below the Decision Status. Complete the Online Intent to Enroll form by the date specified in your acceptance letter to reserve your place in the program.

Once you have your myUSF account set up you can pay your space deposit by following the instructions below. Your space deposit is due by the date specified in your acceptance letter in order to reserve your place in the program. Your space deposit will be credited towards tuition.

  1. To pay your admission deposit, log on to the myUSF dashboard at myusf.usfca.edu
  2. Click on the Pay Now button on the homescreen
  3. Click the link with the name of your program and start term
  4. Continue through to the checkout process
  5. Submit your credit card payment to complete your admission deposit

Questions?
School of Nursing and Health Professions, Cowell Hall
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6681, Fax: (415) 422-6877
Email: nursing@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/nursing

Step 4: Send Your Official Transcripts

he university requires receipt of official transcripts from admitted students. Holds are placed by the Office of Graduate Admission during the first semester and will prevent admitted students from registering for subsequent semesters.

Request that official transcripts showing final grades from all accredited institutions attended to be sent to:

University of San Francisco
Office of Graduate Admission
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

As stated in the online application, USF reserves the right to rescind admission based upon official documents received or not received.

Questions?
Graduate Admissions, Lone Mountain
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2090
Email: graduate@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/graduate/

Step 5: Financial Aid for U.S. Students

After receipt of your FAFSA application, 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 the Financial Aid section of myUSF:
    Log into myUSF, then click on the Student button in the Self-Service box. Once in Student Self Service, click on the Student tab, and then click on the Financial Aid menu.
  • Check the status of your aid:
    Click on the Financial Aid Status link. If you have any outstanding requirements, you must complete them before your aid can be confirmed.
  • Accept or decline your aid:
    Click on the Award link, then follow the link to accept or decline your award offers. You will not receive your aid unless you go online to accept it.

Deadline: You must accept your aid within 30 days of receipt of your award letter.

Questions?
Student Enrollment Services, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/student-enrollment-services

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). 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 website to get started now.
  • On-Campus Housing:
    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 learn more about housing at USF, see Apply for Housing. As part of your application in USF rooms, you will need to submit a $300 non-refundable housing pre-payment.

Questions?
Student Housing and Residential Education, UC 5th Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6824, Fax: (415) 422-2480
Email: share@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/housing

Step 7: 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 provided through Aetna.

    Exception: Graduate students enrolled in online degree programs who do not reside in USF operated 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.

Deadline: 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, go to myusf.usfca.edu/student-health-safety/hps/insurance.

Questions?
Health Promotion Services, UC Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-5797, Fax: (888) 471-2290
Email: hps@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/hps

Step 8: Take the Think 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 additional campus location students. All incoming graduate students, additional campus location 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.

Deadline:

  • Fall Semester Admits: August 15
  • Spring Semester Admits: January 15

Questions?
Health Promotion Services, UC Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-5797, Fax: (888) 471-2290
Email: hps@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/hps

Step 9: Clinical Health Requirements

The School of Nursing and Health Professions has clinical health requirements for graduate students enrolled in the RN-MSN and MSN for the non-nurse programs.

Information on clinical health requirements can be found at myusf.usfca.edu/nursing/health-requirements.

Questions?
School of Nursing and Health Professions, Cowell Hall
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6681, Fax: (415) 422-6877
Email: nursing@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/nursing

Step 10: Student ID Card

Students obtain a USF Student ID Card by completing Online ID Express at https://csgoldweb.usfca.edu/student/local_login.php. ID cards will be mailed to the additional campus locations staff after the request has been processed.

Questions?
One Card and Campus Security Systems, Lone Mountain, Room 130
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-7663, Fax: (415) 422-6664
Email: onecard@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/one-card

Step 11: Set Up Your Student Account

Before you register for classes, you should plan how you will pay your semester bill, including tuition, fees, and room and board.

  • Go to View & Pay:
    Log into myUSF, then click on the View & Pay link on the right. This is where you can view your bill, make payment, and more. Remember, you will not receive a paper bill, so you must log into View & Pay to view your account.
  • Choose your method of payment:
    You may pay your tuition using online e-check, personal checks, bank wires, or by signing up for the payment plan. Go to myusf.usfca.edu/billing-tuition/payment-plan for more information.
  • Set up an authorized payer:
    Authorized payers are spouses, employers, etc., who can view bills and make payments online. To set up an authorized payer, go to View & Pay, located in the Quick Links box of myUSF, and click the Add New link located in the Parents and Authorized Payers box. Authorized payers can go to myusf.usfca.edu/billing-tuition/authorized-payer for more information.
  • Be aware of semester payment deadlines:
    Fall: August 1
    Intersession: January 2
    Spring: January 2
    Summer: May 1

If you register for classes after the payment due date for the semester, you must be prepared to pay the balance due at the time of registration, or you must enroll in the payment plan. Go to www.usfca.edu/billing-tuition for complete information about the University's tuition and payment policies.

Questions?
Student Enrollment Services, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/student-enrollment-services

Step 12: 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 myusf.usfca.edu/registration/privacy.
  • 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 myusf.usfca.edu/registration/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.

Questions?
Student Enrollment Services, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/student-enrollment-services

Step 13: Register for Classes

Advising and registration immediately follow the orientation meeting. Every newly admitted matriculating student is assigned an adviser who will help you plan your program of study.

  • Students will receive a curriculum pattern and/or registration instructions via e-mail from their program team.
  • For step-by-step instructions on how to register, visit our online registration instructions page.
  • After registration, students can go online to pay in full or can sign up for the payment plan. Unpaid balances are subject to late fees.
  • Be aware of deadlines:
    It is important to know the last day to drop classes in case you have to withdraw unexpectedly. To find out the last day to drop a class with a full refund, check the Schedule of Classes at myusf.usfca.edu/registration/class-schedule-final-exams.

Financial Aid questions?
Student Enrollment Services, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/student-enrollment-services

Registration questions?
School of Nursing and Health Professions, Cowell Hall
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6681, Fax: (415) 422-6877
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/student-enrollment-services

Step 14: Orientation

Orientation Schedule for Fall 2016: All School of Nursing and Health Professions graduate programs are participating in a Networking, Orientation, and Welcome Event.

Date: Spring 2017 and January 17, 2017. Time: 2:00p PT.
Location:McLaren Conference Center

Questions?
School of Nursing and Health Professions, Cowell Hall
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6681, Fax: (415) 422-6877
Email: nursing@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/nursing

Step 15: Keep Your Contact Information Up to Date

As an admitted student, please keep your contact information up-to-date with your individual graduate program. Update your contact information online at myUSF. Log in and click on the Student button in the Student Self Service box, and then click on the 'Addresses and Phones' link to update your contact information.

Additional Resources

Below are some additional resources that should help you transition to USF.

Questions?
School of Nursing and Health Professions, Cowell Hall
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6681, Fax: (415) 422-6877
Email: nursing@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/nursing