Next Steps: Teaching Reading Summer Admission

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 program administrator will present an overview of the School's procedures and academic policies. 

International students must also attend a mandatory international students orientation. Information about the international students orientation can be found here, as well as on the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) website.

  • Prior to Orientation, you will receive a welcome letter and packet from the School of Education Deans.
  • You will be further notified regarding the time and place of the orientation meeting. You must attend this event.
  • Your Space Deposit will need to be paid prior to the orientation.
  • Please contact us immediately if your plans to enroll have changed. Admission cancellations and deferments can be sent via an enclosed reply card included in the decision 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: 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 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.

Questions?
Student Housing and Residential Education, UC Fifth 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 5: 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 6: Proof of Immunization

To protect the health of all USF community members, USF requires all international students and domestic graduate students living in university-operated housing to submit proof of 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.
  • International Students:

    International students must submit the following immunization records:

  1. 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.
  2. Proof of 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.)
  3. Proof of three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine or a test showing immunity.
  • Submit proof:
    Students must submit their records through the online HPS Immunization form, or by fax at 888-471-2290. Records such as an immunization card, high school transcript showing immunization, or Evidence of Immunization form signed by a licensed medical professional will be accepted. If needed, download the Evidence of Immunization form.
  • Deadline:  The deadline to submit proof of immunizations for the Fall semester is August 15. The deadline for the Spring semester is January 15. Failure to submit required records will result in a $100 late fine and possible registration hold.

    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 7: 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.

  • Online Course:
    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.
  • Access the course:
    Go to Health Promotion Services for information or visit the Think About It website.

Deadline: August 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 8: One 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, including your residence hall, classroom buildings, Don Dollars accounts, Gleeson Library, Koret Health and Recreation Center, and more.

  • 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 myusf.usfca.edu/student-life/one-card/orientations.

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 9: 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/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 10: 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 11: Register for Classes

Registration immediately follows the mandatory orientation meeting (Step 2). Every newly admitted matriculating student is assigned an advisor who will help you plan your program of study.

  • Students will proceed to the Student Enrollment Services office for in-person registration.
  • 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

International Student Information

The USF International Student and Scholar Services office provides many helpful resources for international students to assist with the enrollment process.

  • Pre-Arrival Information: Before Your Departure – Provides details about the required international student documents and how to apply for a student visa as well as making living arrangements during your studies.
  • Pre-Arrival Information – For information on getting immigration documents, including a visa, as well as basic travel and packing information and some tips for success in the first year as an international student.
  • International Student Orientation – Specific information on international student orientation, such as the schedule and the link to the optional airport shuttle. A link to this information is also listed above in Step 2: New Student Orientation.

Questions?
International Student and Scholar Services, UC 5th Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2654, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2412
Email: isss@usfca.edu, Web: myusf.usfca.edu/isss