Next Steps: Additional Location 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
*Please note you will not be able to register for classes until you have paid your admission deposit. We do not accept personal checks or e-checks.
Students paying with a U.S. domestic account, you can pay your admission deposit using the following steps:
- Go back to your Status Page.
- Click on the Payment Due Link to access the payment system.
- Continue through to the checkout process.
- Submit your credit card payment to complete your admission deposit.
School of Education, Admission & Outreach
Tel: (415) 422-5467
Step 2: New Student Orientation
All new School of Education students must participate in a mandatory orientation meeting prior to their first semester. New Students will receive an overview of the School's procedures and academic policies.
Orientation will take place in two parts:
Part 1: Orientation Portal
Complete at your own pace. To access the portal, go to www.go2orientation.com/usfcaed.
Register your account using your full name & USF email account (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Part 2: Program-Specific Session
Your program will reach out to you directly to provide a date/time for your program specific information session.
If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.
International students must also attend a mandatory international students orientation. Information about the international students orientation can be found on myUSF's international student orientation page, as well as on the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) webpage.
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 myUSF:
Log into myUSF, click on the Student button in the Student 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.
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.
Step 5: Complete the U Got This 2! Course
The university is committed to creating a safe, respectful, and healthy campus culture by empowering students to make decisions that contribute to a successful college experience. Therefore, new and incoming students in their first semester will be assigned to complete a mandatory online training program through Catharsis Productions.
U Got This 2! is an engaging conversation about bystander intervention, consent, healthy relationships, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 6: Student ID Card
All USF students are issued a university photo ID called a One Card. Your USF One Card grants you access to campus resources, including classroom buildings, Don Dollars accounts, Gleeson Library, Koret Health and Recreation Center, and more.
One Card issuance has been updated to adhere to health and safety guidelines, moving to a mobile structure. We ask all students to ensure they set up these mobile features prior to attending virtual new student orientation.
Please visit the Obtaining a Card page, which has been updated to reflect the various options available. Categories are organized by whether you are an Apple iOS user or an Android user. For now, those who currently have Android mobile devices or do not have a compatible device, we ask that you reach out to the One Card Office for further assistance so we can ensure you have a physical One Card prepared for you.
For additional information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page or reach out to the One Card team at email@example.com
Step 7: Register for Classes and Payment Information
All new School of Education students admitted for fall 2022 will register online using myUSF beginning June 1, 2022. You will receive registration instructions from your department with details about which classes to register for.
Office of Student Accounts
Tel: (415) 422-2571
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.
Office of the University Registrar
Tel: (415) 422-7260, Fax: (415) 422-6329
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/sem/registrar
Step 9: Proof of Immunization
To protect the health of all USF community members, all students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. With proper documentation. USF will accept medical and religious beliefs exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement only (not for other USF-required vaccinations). Learn more on the Health Promotion Services COVID-19 Resource page.
In addition, USF requires all international students and domestic graduate students living in university-operated housing to submit proof of the following 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. All students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. With proper documentation, USF will accept medical and religious beliefs exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement only (not for other USF-required vaccinations). Learn more on the Health Promotion Services COVID-19 Resource page.
- International Students:
International students must submit the following immunization records:
- Evidence of two doses (one month apart) 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 within 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.
- All students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. With proper documentation, USF will accept medical and religious beliefs exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement only (not for other USF-required vaccinations). Learn more on the Health Promotion Services COVID-19 Resource page.
- Submit proof: Health Promotion Services has partnered with Med+Proctor for the collection of all immunization records. Students can visit the immunization page for further directions on how to submit their immunizations. If you plan to move into USF housing, you must submit all required immunizations before moving in.
- Save a Copy: All students are strongly encouraged to keep a copy of their immunization records for future reference.
Failure to submit proof of immunizations by the appropriate deadline will result in a $100 fine, and may also result in a registration hold on your student account. Students planning to live in USF housing must submit all required immunization records prior to moving in.