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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:

  1. Go back to your Status Page.
  2. Click on the Payment Due Link to access the payment system.
  3. Continue through to the checkout process.
  4. Submit your credit card payment to complete your admission deposit.

School of Education, Admission & Outreach, ED 014
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
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 of enrollment. The 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 campus location.
  • Your Space Deposit will need to be paid prior to the orientation.
  • Please contact us immediately if your plans to enroll have changed.

School of Education, Admission & Outreach, ED 014
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-5467
Email:, Web:

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.

Student Financial Services Office, Lone Mountain, Room 203
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-3387, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Email:, Web:

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 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

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

Health Promotion Services, UC Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-5797, Fax: (888) 471-2290
Email:, Web:

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 additional location students. All incoming graduate students, additional 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.


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

Health Promotion Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-5797, Fax: +1 (888) 471-2290
Email: or, Web: or

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 on-campus resources. Students obtain a USF Student ID Card by completing the following steps. ID cards will be mailed to staff at your USF location after the request has been processed.

  • Smile for the camera:
    Have someone take a picture of you. You should be facing the camera with your head and shoulders visible. Save the picture as a .jpg or .jpeg file.
  • Log onto I.D. Express:
    I.D. Express will allow you to pre-order your USF One Card so that it is ready for you to pick up on orientation day. To get started, go to

One Card and Campus Security Systems, University Center, Room 501 
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-7663, Fax: (415) 422-6664
Email:, Web:

Step 7: Register for Classes and Payment Information

All new School of Education students admitted for spring 2020 will register online using myUSF. You will register online December 3-5, 2019. You will receive registration instructions from your department with details about which classes to register for.

Contact with questions.

  1. It is important to know the last day to drop classes in case you have to withdraw from the program unexpectedly. To find out the last day to drop a class, refer to the Academic Calendar.
  2. If students register successfully, an online billing statement will become available in myUSF. To avoid cancellation of your registration, please make the appropriate payment or enroll in the USF Semester Payment Plan.
  3. To pay tuition, log into myUSF. Click on the “View & Pay” link in the menu on the left. 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" at myUSF to view your account.
  4. 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. Visit the myUSF Student Enrollment Services website for more information on payment methods.
  5. Set up an authorized payer: Authorized payers are spouses, employers, etc., who view bills and make payment online on the student’s behalf. To set up an authorized payer, go to "Authorized Payer."Authorized payers can go to the myUSF Student Enrollment Services website for more information.
  6. You or your authorized payer(s) may enroll in the semester payment plan. There is a $50 nonrefundable enrollment fee each semester, and the installment payment will be drawn from the designated bank account on the 1st of each month. For more information and enrollment instructions, please visit USF Payment Plan.
  7. Financial Aid Applicants: Financial aid awarded to you will be applied to your USF student account only after you have submitted all outstanding documents, signed all applicable promissory notes, and completed loan entrance counseling. You may view these requirements in the Financial Aid Status section by logging onto myUSF and going to the “Financial Aid” tab in Student Services.

    If you expect to have a credit balance refunded, we recommend direct deposit of the credit balance as the most efficient and quickest method for receiving your refund. To arrange direct deposit to your checking or savings account, complete the Online Refund Authorization at

  8. International students without a U.S. bank account are strongly encouraged to use flywire to wire funds quickly and securely from any country. By using flywire, you can track payments from start to finish and support is available via live chat, email, phone, or Skype. For complete information and to send a wire transfer, go to

Student Enrollment Services, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084

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
  • 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 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.
Student Enrollment Services Office, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084