Frequently Asked Questions
Once you are directed to your residence hall, have unloaded, and moved in, you will be allowed to park in the Koret Center lot and the Kendrick Garage without citation. Please refer to this map to locate these parking areas.
MUNI passes will automatically be placed on your new One Card that you will pick up at check-in. By completing ID express, your One Card will be ready for you at check-in. Otherwise, be prepared to go up to the One Card office (in University Center 5th floor) to get your One Card.
You will be able to meet with your faculty advisor at the virtual Orientation to Your Major session on Monday, August 17. If not, you can arrange a meeting once classes begin. To view your advisor's name and contact information, log onto myUSF, click on the Student Tab under Self Service, then click on Registration. Then click on Registration Status & adviser Information. You should be able to view your advisor's name and email address.
Unfortunately, no. The score is used to place you in appropriate courses in the USF curriculum so that you will be most likely to succeed.
Yes, you should have your official score report sent to the Office of Admission for review. We award credit for most AP exam scores of 3 or higher. We require a 4 or higher for English Language and Composition, Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, US history, European History and World History. We award credit for scores of 4 or higher on higher-level IB exams.
We encourage all new students and family members to do the following so that they feel prepared before their arrival:
Yes! You can speak with a representative from the Center for Global Education. You can go to the Center for Global Education office located in Lone Mountain Main, Room 340, or view the information is available on the Study Abroad Website.
Most of your questions will be answered at the virtual Orientation to Your Major session. If you'd like to ask questions before Orientation, please contact your individual major department or college.
No, Orientation is required for all incoming students. We will have specific sessions for transfer students, and you will be in good company.
Advisers may be able to answer your question at the Orientation to Your Major session during Orientation. If not, you should visit the Office of Admission, located in Lone Mountain campus, Room 101.
The Office of Admission only awards credit for the Core Curriculum, electives and clear USF course equivalencies. You should meet with your faculty advisor if you think some of your previous courses should apply toward major requirements. They can approve major credit through the course substitution process.
Yes, there are rhetoric and composition and other courses designed specifically for transfer students. Some meet USF core requirements. Check out the First Year seminar page. Or ask about them at Orientation to Your Major!
You should send all updated transcripts to the Office of Admission. They will review your most recent coursework for additional transfer credit.
Undergraduate students who pay the Transportation Fee are eligible to receive one pass per semester. For new students, the MUNI pass is affixed as a sticker on your ID card ahead of time, so there's no need to wait in line to get it.
Certain events will be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By attending or participating in this event, you grant USF the full unrestricted rights to your photograph, voice and likeness in any manner or media whatsoever worldwide for educational marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed or video recorded, please inform the camera person at the start of each event.