Next Steps: Branch Campus Counseling Psychology - Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy

Welcome to the School of Education at USF. The steps below will provide you with the information you need to successfully enroll at USF.

Step 1: Reserve your spot

  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 Education, Admission & Outreach, ED 014
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-5467
Email: pfcole@usfca.edu

Step 2: New Student Orientation

All new School of Education students must participate in a mandatory orientation meeting prior to their first semester of enrollment. The branch campus program administrators present an overview of the School's procedures and academic policies.

  • You received an acceptance letter from the School of Education Dean that included details about your acceptance.
  • Expect a follow up mailing regarding the upcoming orientation at your respective branch campus.
  • Your Space Deposit will need to be paid prior to the orientation.
  • While participating in the orientation meeting, your record will be cleared for registration.
  • Please contact us immediately if your plans to enroll have changed. Admission cancellations and deferments can be sent via an enclosed reply card, which was included in your admission letter.

Questions?
School of Education, Admission & Outreach, ED 014
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-5467
Email: schoolofeducation@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/education

Step 3: 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 USFconnect:
    Log into myUSF, click on the Student tab, and then click on the Click Here button in the Student Self Service section. 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 4: 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 5: 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 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.

Deadline:

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

Questions?
Health Promotion Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-5797, Fax: +1 (888) 471-2290
Email: think@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/hps

Step 6: Student ID Card

Students obtain a USF Student ID Card by completing Online ID Express at myusf.usfca.edu/student-life/one-card/orientations. ID cards will be mailed to the branch campus 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 7: 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. Click on the Student tab, and 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 Student tab 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/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 8: 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 9: Register for Classes

Advising and registration immediately follow the mandatory orientation meeting (see Step 2). Every newly admitted matriculating student is assigned an adviser who will help you plan your program of study.

  • Please bring your USFconnect username and password/PIN to orientation.
  • After advising, students are given their registration information sheet, which contains the course registration numbers (CRNs) for the first semester.
  • 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.

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