For Transfer Students

Transferring to a new school can bring tons of excitement and trepidation about the journey ahead.  

As you get ready to begin your new journey at USF, you may be wondering what will this experience be like--academically, socially, and personally. We have a special one-unit course, USF101 for transfer students, designed to help new transfer students transition to USF.  Emphasis is placed on developing strategies to be successful in upper division coursework, exploring enrichment opportunities outside the classroom, and encouraging community and student engagement. The course will focus on the necessary skills and resources to successfully navigate this University and lessons on academic strategies for upper division coursework. Guest presenters share information on career planning, tools for college success, and library resources. This course is helpful for transfer students who must navigate a new academic and co-curricular landscape.

USF101 for Transfers will help introduce you to other students and key resources. It is a chance to make connections and network across the academic schools, residence halls, and the broader USF community. If you are commuting to campus, this course will help you meet peers and get connected to campus life. If you are living on campus, this course will help expand your network beyond your hallmates.

There is no better way to round out your first semester at USF, both academically, professionally and personally. USF101 provides a unique space where you can connect with peers, learn more about how USF works, and discover the resources available to you.  If you want more information about USF101, please contact me at This year, the course will be taught by Jinni Pradhan PhD on Thursdays at 4:45-5:50 pm. Please see her biography below.

We strongly encourage you to sign up for USF101 for Transfers; it’s only available during your very first semester on campus.


About the Instructor

Jinni Pradhan, PhD
Jinni Pradhan, PhD
Jinni Pradhan serves as one of the Assistant Directors for the Cultural Centers. Before joining USF, Jinni was at the University of California-Davis where she was the Middle Eastern and South Asian Student Affairs Officer.

She holds a doctorate in Cultural Studies from the University of California-Davis, a master's degree in communication from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a bachelor's degree in Japanese Studies from the University of San Francisco. She served as a Fulbright Scholar to Nepal during the 2013–2014 academic year. Her commitment to supporting and building community with students is heavily influenced by her academic research experiences, where she aimed to amplify the voices of marginalized communities that challenge the status quo. Jinni has presented at various academic/professional conferences, given invited guest lectures, and provided workshops on the topics of Asian American media, Asian popular culture and media, and graduate school access for historically marginalized student populations both in the United States and Asia.

As a Student Affairs professional, Jinni is invested in sharing her own knowledge and positionality with students to demystify higher education through a critical lens. She hopes to continue to support and empower students to understand the impact their knowledge and experiences can make at USF and beyond.