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Enrollment Requirements

Admission Deposits

First Deposit: In order to hold your seat in the Fall 2014 entering class, an initial non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 is due by April 1, 2014. Applicants admitted after April 1st will be subject to a separate deposit deadline. Scholarship recipients must submit their first deposits within 30 days of their admission dates. Your first deposit must be submitted with the Admissions Response Form (Fall 2014).

Second Deposit: In order to hold your seat in the Fall 2014 entering class, a second non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 is required by July 1, 2014, for all new admits. A reminder notice and a Re-confirmation Form will be sent at the end of May. Applicants admitted after June 15 must submit a combined first and second deposit of $1,000 within three weeks of their admission to USF. The exact due date will be listed in your admission letter. Your deposits must be submitted with the Reconfirmation Response Form.

Admission deposits are credited towards your fall semester tuition. All deposit checks should be made payable to the “University of San Francisco.”

Admission deposits can also be paid online using a credit card (Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, or Visa) or an electronic check at www.usfca.edu/guestpay/.

From the left toolbar menu:

  • Click on GuestPay. Enter your USF ID number only.
  • Select Admission Deposit and click on “Pay.”
  • Select Fall 2014 as the term.
  • Enter the payment amount and credit or e-check information.

Remember to submit the Admissions Response Form (Fall 2014) after making an online payment. Forms may be faxed to the Office of LLM Admissions at (415) 422-5440 or sent electronically to masterlaws@usfca.edu.

Failure to submit your required admission deposits by the appropriate deadlines will result in the immediate cancellation of your admission to the USF School of Law.

Official Transcript

Admission to the University of San Francisco School of Law is contingent upon successful completion of a law degree prior to the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester. The transcript must be sent by the degree-granting institution directly to the USF School of Law Office of Admissions.

Hand-delivered transcripts are not acceptable even if they are in a sealed envelope, nor are transcripts forwarded to LSAC as part of the LLM Credential Assembly Service (CAS). If the degree received does not appear on the transcript, you must also provide a copy of the diploma certificate. Please note that any transcript and diploma presented in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation. Admitted students who are currently completing their law degree must ensure that the final, official transcript with degree posted and diploma (if applicable) must be received by the USF School of Law Admissions Office no later than August 18, 2014.


Please submit two passport-sized photos by July 1, 2041. One photo will be added to your permanent file and is required of all new students. The second photo is optional and will be used in the New Student Picture Book, which is an internal law school publication. The New Student Picture Book, distributed to faculty, administrators, and first year and LLM students, lists only your name, law school, and city of permanent residence. A Student Directory Form will be sent to you along with your second deposit reminder notice. Photo(s) may be submitted in hard copy or emailed in JPEG format to masterlaws@usfca.edu. Please submit your photo(s) with the Student Directory Form.

Change of Address

It is imperative that you notify the LLM Admissions Office of any address changes (including email address). You are solely responsible for any and all important information sent to you by the law school and the university, especially those requiring responses by specific deadlines.

In the event that you will be traveling for a significant amount of time and may miss important deadlines, you must submit in writing a letter to the LLM Admissions Office authorizing a proxy to act on your behalf.

Health Insurance and Immunizations

All international students at are required to have health insurance during their studies at USF. USF automatically enrolls all international students in the University Health Plan. The approximate fee is $1,700 for the academic year and is included in your tuition bill. Information on the current health insurance plan can be found at: www.usfca.edu/hps/International_Students.

All international students are also required to submit an Immunization Form showing proof of immunization. Information on the immunization requirement and Immunization Form can also be found online at: www.usfca.edu/hps/Required_Immunizations.

Students must return the completed Immunization Form to the following address by August 18, 2014:

USF Student Health Promotion Services
University Center, 5th Floor
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel : (415) 422-5797
Fax: (415) 422-5909

International students will not be able to register for classes until the completed Immunization Form is received.

Visa Requirements

In order to study in the United States, all international students must receive an F-1 student visa. International students must submit a Certification of Finances Form and accompanying financial documents indicating their ability to fund their education for the entire academic year. They must also submit a copy of their passport pages with their photo demographic information (date and place of birth, country of citizenship, etc.). Upon receipt of these documents, the university will issue an I-20 form that is required to secure an F-1 student visa.