The University of San Francisco: Next Steps
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Next Steps

Welcome to the MBA program at USF. The steps below will provide you with the information you need to successfully enroll at USF.

Step 1: It's Official

Congratulations on your acceptance to the USF School of Management. As an accepted student, you will receive an admissions packet in the mail. Please read your admissions packet carefully. In it you will find important information including:

  • The deadline for securing your space and scholarship, if applicable
  • The date of your graduate program's mandatory orientation (please see Step 7).

Until the start of your graduate program, all communications from the Graduate Recruiting and Admissions Office will be sent to the email address associated with your application. If you had previously chosen to opt out of receiving emails through the online application, you will not receive any future correspondence or notifications from the School of Management.

Questions?
Graduate Admissions Office, Suite 500
101 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 422-2221, Fax: (415) 358-9112
Email:
management@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/management/graduate/admission

Step 2: Get connected

Your admission notification via the online application portal included your USFConnect username and identification number. USFConnect will be your personal connection to all University and School of Management student information. As you prepare for the start of the program, you will need to log into USFConnect to submit your deposit and confirm any financial aid. As orientation approaches, you will also be able to review your schedule and access your book lists via USFConnect. Please see this site for video tutorials on many USF online interfaces.

A) To create your USFConnect password, please go to http://connect.usfca.edu/cp/home/loginf and choose “Forgot Password”. Your username will be needed.

B) If your USFConnect login information (from your online application admission notification) does not work, please contact Information Technology Services (contact information below)

Questions?
Information Technology Services, Lone Mountain North, Second Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6668
Email:
itshelp@usfca.edu, Web: https://usf.service-now.com/

Step 3: Enroll

Pay your Deposit

Deposits are non-refundable and will be credited to your first term's tuition.

The deposit amount for the MBA program is $500

Log into USFconnect with your Username and Password previously provided via email (see Step 2).

  1. Click on the Student Tab.
  2. Select the link below Ebill & Epay on the left side of the screen.
  3. While your account will show a zero balance, select the link Make Payment on the left side of the screen.
  4. Select Pay within the section Admission Deposits.
  5. Select term, input amount, and select payment method of eCheck or Credit Card.
  6. Provide eCheck or Credit Card information including account information and billing address.
  7. Select Continue to complete payment.

For other payment options, go to www.usfca.edu/payment.

Please note: If your deposit is not received by the deadline indicated in your acceptance letter, the School of Management reserves the right to rescind your admission and any scholarship received.

Submit Official Transcripts

Access to registration will only be granted to those who have both deposited and submitted official transcripts for all institutions listed on your application. Documentation must also show proof of undergraduate degree completion, if not available on the course by course transcripts. If you have not already submitted official transcripts, please send them as soon as possible for acknowledgement and verification to:

University of San Francisco
Office of Graduate Admission
2130 Fulton Street - Lone Mountain
San Francisco, CA 94117

Questions?
Graduate Admissions Office, Suite 500
101 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 422-
2221, Fax: (415) 358-9112
Email:
management@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/management/graduate/admission

Step 4: International Students

U.S. Business Culture Class (USBCC)

International Students may be conditionally admitted to some graduate programs based upon successful completion of the School of Management’s United States Business Culture Class (USBCC). If you are conditionally admitted, please be sure to:

A) Review the Binding Agreement to Participate Form provided in your admit packet as well as the USBCC website

B) Complete and return your Binding Agreement to Participate Form via email (management@usfca.edu), mail or fax (415-358-9112)

C) Pay the $500 USBCC fee online using the “Pay your Deposit Online” instructions in Step 3

Note: The USBCC fee covers course materials and does not secure your space in the graduate program.

Obtaining/Maintaining a Student Visa

The I-20 form is a 3-page, computer-generated document used to receive approval of the F-1 visa and to maintain your status in the United States. If you will be applying for an F-1 student visa, your I-20 is enclosed with your acceptance letter. If you are currently studying on an F-1 student visa, you will need to have an international advisor from your current school transfer your I-20 (SEVIS record) to the University of San Francisco. Please check the information on your I-20 carefully.

To apply for your F-1 student visa, you will need to schedule an appointment at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Prior to your appointment, you will need to pay the SEVIS fee. See the International Student Services Pre-Departure Packet or refer to the instructions online at http://www.usfca.edu/isss for details. Note that for your visa appointment, you should bring your official letter of acceptance, I-20, academic records, exam results, and financial documentation verifying your family’s ability to finance your educational and living expenses. Processing times and procedures for visa applications vary by country, and can take up to three months. Please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible to apply for your visa. For a complete list of U.S. Embassies and Consulates, please visit http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/embassies/embassies_1214.html.

If you wish to travel within the U.S. before the start of classes, you may do so on your F-1 student visa. You are allowed to enter the country 30 days before the start of school. Please do not enter the U.S. on a tourist visa (B-1/B-2).

If you enter the U.S. on an I-20 that was issued by the University of San Francisco, you will be expected to enroll at USF for that specific term. You cannot transfer to another school for at least one academic term. Upon arriving at USF, all new Graduate International Students must attend the Graduate International Student Orientation program. International students must also complete their Status Verification process in the International Student Services Office within the first week of classes. Please bring your passport, your USF I-20 and previous I-20’s, and I-94 (issued upon arrival in U.S.) to the International Student and Scholars Services Office in the University Center, 5th floor.

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation addresses areas of cultural adjustment, academics in the United States, immigration matters, USF and San Francisco resources, and other points of interest. You'll have the opportunity to meet other new students and to ask questions of current students.

Sample Graduate International Student Orientation Schedule:

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Graduate ISO Mandatory Session
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Graduate International Student Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Campus Resources and Vendors

ISSS Airport Shuttle:
ISSS offers a transportation shuttle from the San Francisco International Airport to USF on August __ for Fall 2014. Students can learn more about this shuttle and register for it on the ISSS website.

Additional Details & Information:
There will be a detailed schedule with additional optional activities on the ISSS website (www.usfca.edu/isss/orientation). In the meantime, please refer students to the ISSS pre-arrival information (http://www.usfca.edu/ISSS/Pre-Arrival/).

Questions?
Graduate Admissions Office, Suite 500
101 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 422-
2221, Fax: (415) 358-9112
Email:
management@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/management/graduate/admission

Step 5: Finance your Degree

The University of San Francisco recognizes that financing a graduate degree represents a significant investment in your future. The USF One Stop Office is committed to helping you find the best funding available. The Financial Aid Office is available to assist you as you pursue both federal and private loans, as well as answer questions about company reimbursement, veteran’s benefits, and other potential funding opportunities. Please see this site for video tutorials on many USF online interfaces.

Once the financial aid package has been created by the Financial Aid Office, you will find the details of the financial aid awards in your USFConnect account. You must log in to accept or decline the aid offered to you. In order to receive your aid, you must accept the award online.

A) Check the status of your financial aid

  • Log into USFconnect, and click on the Student tab.
  • Click on the Click Here button in the Student Self Service section
  • Click on the Student tab and the Financial Aid link

B) Accept or Decline your financial aid offer within 30 days

  • Click on the Award link
  • Follow instructions as required

Financing Options Overview

A) Federal Loans (FAFSA): Free Applications for Federal Student Aid loans are available for all domestic graduate students. Stafford Loans cover up to $20,500 per fiscal school year, regardless of income level and credit rating. Repayment begins six months after graduation. Fiscal years begin each fall and include spring and summer semesters.

B) Private Loans: Lenders typically include private banks.

C) USF Scholarships: Applicants to most programs are considered for a scholarship. No application is required and students are notified at the time of admission if they have received a scholarship. Scholarship criteria and amounts vary. For further details, see: http://www.usfca.edu/management/graduate/Scholarships/.

D) Non USF-based Scholarships: Scholarships from various organizations are available. We recommend you research your options and consider organizations tied to your specific industry, ethnicity, etc.

E) Veteran’s Benefits: USF is fully dedicated to making education more accessible for our nation's veterans and their dependents. Applicants’ benefits may include the Yellow Ribbon program. For further details, see: http://www.usfca.edu/onestop/Student_Records/Veteran_Affairs/

F) Corporate Sponsorship: Your employer agrees to subsidize all or part of your tuition.

G) Corporate Tuition Reimbursement: Your company’s tuition reimbursement policy may require that you pay your education out-of-pocket and subsequently file for reimbursement.

H) Resident Advisor Positions: Consider working and living in the USF undergraduate dormitories as a way to help pay for school. For more information, please see this website.

FASFA Application Process

The FAFSA application is available at: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Filing the application takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Typical processing time is four to five weeks from date of submission.

In order to file, you will need the following information:

A) PIN number obtained at www.pin.ed.gov. (Expect 4-5 business days to receive your pin).

B) AGI (adjusted gross income) from your tax return OR an estimate of your AGI if not yet filed.

C) University of San Francisco School Code of 001325.

D) Username and password to access the USFconnect website (see Step 2)

Additional information about loan options, program costs, and billing information is available on the USF One Stop website.

Questions?
One Stop Office, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop

Step 6: Engage with the USF Community

We encourage you to attend the Admitted Student and University-sponsored events as a great way to meet and engage with the School of Management and University community.

Student Ambassadors: We encourage you to contact our Student Ambassadors to learn more about academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular life in the School of Management. The list of Student Ambassadors can be found here. You will also be able to engage with Student Ambassadors in the “University of San Francisco School of Management Graduate Admissions – Admit Class of 2014” Facebook group.

Visit a Class: Students are invited to visit a class in their graduate program to meet students and faculty, and experience academic life firsthand. Class visit schedules are available here.

Facebook: Connect with incoming and current graduate students in the “University of San Francisco School of Management Graduate Admissions – Admit Class of 2013” Facebook group.

Admitted Student Events: Please save the following dates (RSVP info and other details to come).

Reception and SF Giants Game, AT&T Park, June 26

School of Management Calendar of Events

University Sponored Events Calendar

USF Athletics Calendar

Office of Graduate Student Life

ORIENTATION DATES:

  • Full-Time MBA: August 15, 2014, USF Downtown Campus
  • Part-Time MBA: August 16, 2014, USF Downtown Campus
  • (Required, see Step 7)

Questions?
Graduate Admissions Office, Suite 500
101 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 422-
2221, Fax: (415) 358-9112
Email:
management@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/management/graduate/admission

Step 7: Orientation

Orientation dates and schedules vary by program. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. Please mark your calendar and make arrangements accordingly.

FALL 2014 ORIENTATION:
Orientation is scheduled for Full-Time MBA students on Friday, August 15, 2014. Orientation is schedule for Part-Time MBA students on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Both Orienations are  at the USF Downtowm Campus, 101 Howard Street, Suite 500. Students will be introduced to campus resources, participate in a behavioral matrix and attend program specific break-out sessions with faculty and academic advisors.

The Graduate Student Affairs Office will contact deposited students with Orientation schedules and final details by mid-July.

Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA:

USF MBA Programs focus on communication skills because they are crucial to your academic and professional success. The Business Communication curriculum consists of Business Writing Foundations, Business Presentation Foundations and two modules of Advanced Topics in Communications. We anticipate students will need to complete Business Writing Foundations, but we are aware that some students may already have a high level of proficiency. On the Friday before, we will offer a one-time writing evaluation for those incoming students who wish to attempt to waive out of Business Writing Foundations. The Writing Evaluation will consist of reading a two-paragraph business case that requires a one to two page written response. Three graders will independently review the Writing Evaluation to determine the appropriate communication module for each student.

The Graduate Student Affairs Office will contact deposited students with Orientation schedules and final details by mid-July. For Fall 2014, this writing evaluation will take place at the 101 Howard Downtown campus at a time TBD. Please contact the Graduate Student Affairs Office if you did not get information to RSVP for this writing assessment.

 

Questions?
Graduate Student Affairs Office, Suite 500
101 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 422-2511, Fax: (415) 422-6315
Email:
somgradadvisor@usfca.edu

Additional contact information available in Step 16

Step 8: Academics

The University Of San Francisco Graduate School of Management offers a rigorous and comprehensive management education, meeting both the academic and professional needs of our students.

Academic Calendar – Important Dates

Fall 2014

Orientation: Full-Time MBA Students: Friday, August 15, 2014. Part-Time MBA Students: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at USF Downtown Campus, 101 Howard Street

First day of classes: Beginning the week of Tuesday, August 19, 2014

For information on other important dates (holidays, tuition deadlines, etc.), please see the Academic Calendar.

The Graduate Student Affairs Office assists students from orientation through graduation to ensure successful navigation of the program. The Graduate Student Affairs team serves as your advisors and works to enhance the graduate student experience with relevant programs and events. In addition to providing co-curricular and professional development opportunities, your advisors will partner with you on matters of graduation audits, selection of concentrations, registration and more. They look forward to introducing themselves as orientation draws closer. Contact information is available in Step 16.

Books

Books are not included in tuition and fees. Your required book list will be available to you via USFconnect after registration. Book costs vary by program and term depending on the number and types of courses you will be taking. You may purchase new or used books from the USF Bookstore or you may elect to order books from an alternate retail provider.

Computers/Laptops

All students must have either Excel 2010 or Excel 2013 version for PC and MAC laptops. For discounted pricing on Excel 2010, please visit www.usfca.edu/its/desktop/excel_standard. USF welcomes Macintosh users. Mac users will need to run Excel which requires Windows. Requirements include: Microsoft Office 2010, Window 7,and VMWareFusion OR Bootcamp. The recommended way to run Windows it to install VMWare Fusion on your Mac. Additional information on Bootcamp is available here or here.

If you have questions regarding your options or installation process, please contact ITS:

Phone:415-422-6668

Email:itshelp@usfca.edu

In person:IT representatives are available at the 101 Howard building (by appointment), or at LoneMountain North or Gleeson Library on Main campus.

Questions?
GraduateStudent Affairs Office, Suite 500
101 HowardSt, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 422-2511, Fax: (415) 422-6315
Email:
somgradadvisor@usfca.edu

Additional contact information available in Step 16

Step 9: Registration

The Graduate Student Affairs Office will contact deposited students with registration information by the dates below:

Full-Time MBA: The Graduate Student Affairs Office will register you for your first year required courses and will send you more information about your first semester courses in early August. The Graduate Student Affairs Office will later instruct students on how to self-register. Students are responsible for self-registration for all electives and courses in their second year, until the completion of their program. Full-Time MBA students will be assigned to either one of two cohorts. Your class schedule can be viewed in USFConnect once registration is complete.

Part-Time MBA: The Graduate Student Affairs Office will register you for all your required core courses, will send you more information about your first semester courses in early August. For subsequent semesters, the Graduate Student Affairs Office will instruct students on how to self-register. Students are responsible for self-registration until the completion of their program. Your class schedule can be viewed in USFConnect once registration is complete.

Per you online admission letter, all students will have "holds" preventing access to registration until all official transcripts are received. Proof of degree completion must also be supplied if not already included in course by course transcripts.

Students who have been admitted conditionally to a graduate program must meet all the conditions as indicated in the student’s admission letter before the student will be eligible for registration. Students who have been admitted conditionally have received a “hold” on their student account. A “hold” prevents registration until important University matters are settled. To view your holds, please log into USFconnect,

A) Log into USFconnect and click on the Student tab.

B) Click the Click here button in the Student Self Service area

C) Click Student Records

D) Click View Holds

Questions?
GraduateStudent Affairs Office, Suite 500
101 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 422-2511, Fax: (415) 422-6315
Email:
somgradadvisor@usfca.edu

More contact information available in Step 16

Step 10: Tuition and Payment

Tuition and any applicable fees will be charged to your student account after registration. Please adhere to payment deadlines reflected in your tuition bill. Go to www.usfca.edu/tuition for complete information about the University's tuition and payment policies. Tuition can be paid in the following ways:

  • Go to Ebill & Epay
    Log into USFconnect. Click on the Student tab, and then click on the Ebill & Epay link on the left. This is where you can view your bill, make a payment, and more. Remember, you will not receive a paper bill, so you must log into Ebill & Epay 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 (for a small fee). Go to www.usfca.edu/payment for more information on these payment options.
  • Set up an authorized payer
    Authorized payers arespouses, employers, etc., who can view bills and make payments online. To set up an authorized payer, go to Ebill & Epay, located in the Student tab of USFconnect, and click on the Authorized Payers link from the menu on the left. Authorized payers can go to www.usfca.edu/authorizedpayer for more information.
  • Special & Third Party Billing

USF offers third party billing, or Special Billing, to students whose employers or other outside agency will pay their tuition and/or fees and expenses. Students whose company or agency reimburses them directly are NOT eligible for Special Billing. Payments contingent upon completion of class or grade posting are also not eligible for Special Billing. Please go to: http://www.usfca.edu/online/tuition/special_third_party_billing/ for more information.

 

Questions?
One Stop Office, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Email:
onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop

Step 11: Health Insurance and Immunizations

To protect the health and wellness of all USF community members, students are provided USF-sponsored health insurance. In addition, USF requires all international students and U.S. students living in university-operated housing to submit proof of immunization.

  • Automatic enrollment into health insurance:
    Domestic Graduate students registered for 6 credit hours or more per semester will be automatically charged for health insurance. All international students registered for at least 1 credit hour or more will be automatically enrolled in and charged for the USF-Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. Students can opt out if they have health insurance coverage comparable to the USF health plan.
  • Who cannot opt-out of health insurance:
    • Graduate students residing in University-operated housing cannot opt-out of the USF-sponsored health insurance or apply for a waiver.

Insurance: For more information about health insurance, visit http://www.usfca.edu/hps/insurance/.

Immunizations: Graduate students born on or after January 1, 1957, who are living in USF-operated housing must submit evidence of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) immunization. In addition, International students must submit:

A) Evidence of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) immunization.

B) Proof of Tuberculosis PPD (Montaoux) test administered in the last 12 months.

C) Students with positive PPD are required to submit a chest x-ray administered within the last 12 months.

Immunizations: Please download the USF Immunization Form and have it completed by a licensed medical professional. Mail, email, or fax the form toHealth Promotion Services.

Deadlines:

Summer and Fall start programs: September 1

If you do not submit your immunization form by the deadline, you will be charged a $100 late fee.For more information about immunizations, visit www.usfca.edu/hps/required_immunizations.

 

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: www.usfca.edu/hps

Step 12: Student ID/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 classroom buildings, Don Dollars accounts, Gleeson Library, and Koret Health and Recreation Center. Funds, or Don Dollars, can be added to the card for use on-campus at the bookstore, dining locations, vending machines, and more. (Cards are activated by the first day of classes). After you have been registered for classes (which requires receipt of all official transcripts), you may visit the One Card Office to take your picture and obtain your One Card or you may follow the steps below:

  • 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.
  • Upload the picture
    Upload the picture to the Online ID Express website: https://www.usfca.edu/onecard/photo_upload
  • Pick up

You can check the status of your One Card on the Online ID Express website. One Cards will be available for pick up at the One Card and Campus Security Systems office. The Graduate Student Affairs office will attempt to have the cards ready for you at Orientation. If not available at orientation, please view this website for instructions.

 

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: www.usfca.edu/onecard

Step 13: Housing

Graduate students have two housing options:

  • On-Campus Housing:
    USF offers a limited number of graduate student housing units in university-operated apartments in Loyola Village and rooms in Pedro Arrupe Hall. To apply for on-campus housing, please log into USFconnect, click on the Student tab, and then scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on the USFrooms link. You will be required to submit a $300 non-refundable housing payment with your housing application. Resident Advisors work and live in the undergraduate dormitories. For more information on becoming a Resident Advisor, please see this website. On-Campus Move-in Day will be announced as the date approaches. Students with questions about housing should contact the student housing office: share@usfca.edu or (415) 422-6824.
  • Off-Campus Housing:
    The majority of graduate students elect to live in apartments off-campus (not operated by the University). USF’s Off-Campus Housing website provides tools for searching for housing, information on neighborhoods, worksheets for creating a budget, etc. Students have found Craigslist to be another excellent resource for apartment listings. We also encourage you to engage with other incoming students and Student Ambassadors in the “University of San Francisco School of Management Graduate Admissions – Admit Class of 2014” Facebook group to learn more about housing and to potentially find a roommate.

 

Questions?
Student Housing and Residential Education, UC 5th Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6824, Fax: (415) 422-2480
Email:
orl@usfca.edu, offcampushousing@usfca.edu, share@usfca.edu Web: www.usfca.edu/offcampushousing

Step 14: FAQs

Q: Whom should I contact with questions about my admission and/or deposit?
A: Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at (415) 422-2221 or at management@usfca.edu.

Q: How do I know if I received a scholarship?
A: Scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance, and students are notified of scholarship awards in their admission packet. Scholarships are awarded to the most highly qualified candidates based on academic, professional, and personal merit. If you have not been awarded a scholarship, you may wish to review the “Additional Scholarship Resources” on our Scholarships website. Enrolled students may apply for available research and teaching assistant positions upon starting their programs. Other on-campus job opportunities can be found on the Student Employment website.

Q: What is your policy on deferred admission?
A: A written request for a deferral of admission should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office via email (management@usfca.edu). If the deferral is granted, the deferral will be valid for up to one year from the original semester of acceptance. Students will be required to submit their non-refundable admission deposit if they are interested in confirming their deferral. Another deposit will be needed to secure their spot in the program’s future cohort. All deposits go towards the first semester tuition. Previously awarded scholarships are not guaranteed if the student defers to a future term. Deferred applicants will be reviewed in the next term’s application review period for a scholarship.

Q: When will I get information about Orientation?
A: All students are required to attend Orientation. Please see “Orientation” (Step 7) for more information about Orientation.

Q: When do classes start?
A: Please see “Academics” (Step 8) for important Academic Calendar Dates

Q: What days and times will my classes be held?
A: Please see “Registration" (Step 9) for helpful tips regarding your cohort schedule.

Q: How do I register for classes?
A: Please see “Registration” (Step 9) for information about registration.

Q: Where will my classes be held?
A: All San Francisco based programs will be meeting in the Downtown Campus:

101 Howard Street,San Francisco, CA 94105

USF has acquired the historic Folger Coffee Company building at 101 Howard Street in downtown San Francisco.

Q: How many students are in each of the program’s cohorts?
A: Cohort sizes vary by program, and range from 15 to 35 students per cohort.

Q: When is tuition due?
A: Tuition and any applicable fees will be charged to your student account after registration. You will be asked to pay your tuition in full by the designated due date or enroll in a four-month Payment Plan through the One Stop Office. Please see “Tuition and Payment” (Step 10) for more details.

Q: When will I know which books I need to purchase?
A: Please refer to “Academic” (Step 8) for more information.

Q: When can I get my Student ID/One Card?
A: You may obtain your ID card from the One Card Office after registration. It will not be activated for building access until after the semester has started. Please see “Student ID/One Card” (Step 11) for more details.

Q: How do students get to campus? Is there student parking?
A: Students can access the downtown San Francisco campus by public transportation or car.

BART: Students may take BART to the Embarcadero stop. The downtown campus is a short walk from the BART stop.

MUNI: MUNI offers a variety of transit vehicles such as cable cars, historic streetcars, and buses. Students have the opportunity to purchase a semester pass for all MUNI lines at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. The Downtown andHilltop San Francisco campuses can be accessed by numerous MUNI lines including the #5, #21 and #31.

Parking: The downtown USF campus is close to a number of parking garages.

Q: Do I need a laptop?
A: Please see “Academics” (Step 8) for computer information.

Q: How can I visit campus / connect with other incoming and/or current students?
A: Please see “Connect with Your Classmates” (Step 16) for more details.

 

Questions?
Graduate Admissions Office, Suite 500
101 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 422-
2221, Fax: (415) 358-9112
Email:
management@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/management/graduate/admission

Step 15: Personal Information Update

As an admitted student, it is important to keep your contact information up-to-date. The primary way the Graduate Admissions Office and Graduate Student AffairsOffice communicate with students is via email and your admissions status may be affected if you do not respond to communications from our offices in a timely fashion.

Please update your contact information via USFconnect:

A) Log into USFconnect and click on the “Student” tab.

B) Click on the “Click here” button in the Student Self-Service area

C) Click on “Addresses and Phones”

 

Questions?
Graduate Admissions Office, Suite 500
101 HowardSt, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 422-
2221, Fax: (415) 358-9112
Email:
management@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/management/graduate/admission

Step 16: School of Management Staff

Graduate Admissions Office
(415) 422-2221 / management@usfca.edu

Elisabeth Merkel, Associate Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
(415) 422-6554 / evmerkel@usfca.edu

Mike Teodosio, Assistant Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
(415) 422-4434 / mteodosio@usfca.edu

Dori Grant, Assistant Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
(415) 422-7288 / degrant@usfca.edu

Joanna Woo, Manager of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
(415) 422-4497 / jlwoo@usfca.edu

Lauren Ognibene, Program Assistant, Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
(415) 422-4499 / laognibene@usfca.edu

Alissa Gossett, Program Assistant, Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
(415) 422-5284 / agossett@usfca.edu

Graduate Student Affairs Office

(415) 422-2511/ somgradadvisor@usfca.edu

Mindi Mysliwiec, Director of Graduate Student Affairs
(415) 422-4324 / mmysliwiec@usfca.edu

Jane Gleason, EMBA Director
(415) 422-6939 / jgleason2@usfca.edu

Melissa Lincoln, Assistant Director of Advising
(415) 422-6314 / mmlincoln@usfca.edu

Christina Teller, Assistant Director of Advising
(415) 422-2520 / cpteller@usfca.edu

Blythe Hurley,Manger of Student Life,Graduate Student Affairs
(415) 422-2511 / bmhurley@usfca.edu

Jode Hamilton, EMBA Program Assistant
(415) 422-5861/ jbhamilton@usfca.edu

Mikaela Hinds, Program Manager, Graduate Student Affairs
(415) 422-4553/ mlhinds@usfca.edu

Kendra Liebowitz, Program Assistant, Graduate Student Affairs
(415) 422-4677/ kbliebowitz@usfca.edu