Welcome to the MBA program at USF. The steps below will provide you with the information you need to successfully enroll at USF.
Congratulations on your acceptance to the USF School of Management. Your official admission packet will arrive via post mail shortly.
myUSF is your personal connection to your student information. Log in to myUSF with the username and ID number listed in the acceptance letter posted to your online application. Within myUSF you can pay your admission deposit and accept your financial aid award. You will also find your class schedule and book lists here as your orientation date approaches. Video tutorials to help get you started with myUSF and many other USF interfaces can be accessed here.
Step 1) Log In to Your myUSF Account
Your personal myUSF account has already been created for you. myUSF is the gateway to the university where you can register for classes, pay tuition, access your USF email, view your student record and update your contact information.
The first time you log in, you will need to create a password. Please follow instructions below:
- Visit http://myusf.usfca.edu
- Choose Set New/Forgot password
- Enter your USF username (indicated on your online and printed acceptance letters) and the CAPTCHA text
- Click Submit
- Enter your USF Student ID / CWID # (indicated on your online and printed acceptance letters)
- Enter your date of birth
- Click Submit
Step 2) Pay Your Admission Deposit
Secure your spot in the MBA program by paying your $500 admission deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and will be credited to your first term's tuition. International students required to participate in the U.S. Business and Culture Class (USBCC) must submit an additional $500 deposit, for a total admission deposit amount of $1,000.
To pay online by credit card or e-check, please follow instructions below:
- Log in to myUSF
- Click the link for View & Pay in the Quicklinks box on the right
- Click Make Payment and select the link for Admission Deposits
- Select your starting semester; enter the deposit amount as appears on your acceptance letter+
- Complete the checkout process to submit your payment
+Please note that the deposit balance will appear as $0. You must enter the deposit amount as is listed on your acceptance letter.
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.
Step 3) Update your personal information
- Login to myUSF with your Username and Password (see Step 1).
- Select Student Self-Service.
- Click on the Personal Information tab to update addresses, phone numbers, and emergency contacts.
Step 4) Submit official transcripts
Access to registration will only be granted to students who
have both deposited and submitted official transcripts from all institutions
listed on their application. If you have not already submitted official, sealed
transcripts, please send them as soon as possible to:
University of San Francisco
Office of Graduate Admission
2130 Fulton Street - Lone Mountain
San Francisco, CA 94117
Orientation introduces new students to campus resources and provides opportunities to attend
program-specific breakout sessions with faculty and academic advisors.
Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. The
Graduate Student Affairs Office contacts deposited students with Orientation
schedules and final details by mid-July. Please mark your calendar and plan to
Full-Time MBA students - Thursday, August 20, 2015
Part-Time MBA students - Saturday, August 22, 2015
USF Downtown Campus, 101 Howard Street, Suite 500.
The Graduate Student Affairs Office registers all deposited students for their first
semester. You can expect more information about this course schedule in early
August. Students who have not submitted the admission deposit and official
transcripts will not be registered.
Student ID/One Card:
All registered USF students are issued a university photo ID called a One Card.
Your USF One Card grants access to on-campus resources,
including classroom buildings, Don Dollars accounts, Gleeson Library, and Koret
Health and Recreation Center after the first day of classes.
can be added to your One Card for use on campus at the bookstore, dining locations,
vending machines, and for printing.
To obtain your One Card: Please follow the instructions on the
Online ID Express.
The Graduate Student Affairs Office will give you your One Card at Orientation.
Books are not included in tuition and fees.
Your required book list will be available to you via myUSF after
registration in early August.
Canvas is an educational software platform that provides a user-friendly environment
for online teaching and learning. Many of your faculty may use Canvas to post
information relevant to their course including the syllabus, course readings
and discussion boards*.
To access Canvas
- Login to myUSF
- Click on the Canvas box
- Click on Instructure Canvas, then select the Courses tab.
*You will not see course information until you are registered AND
only once the instructor has published his/her course to
All graduate students are required to have health insurance and are automatically
enrolled and billed for the USF-sponsored student health insurance plan.
Students who already have health insurance coverage comparable (equal or
better) to the USF-sponsored plan under a United States-domiciled health
insurance company may waive this requirement. For more information please visit
Health Promotion Services website.
Financing a graduate degree represents a significant
investment in your future. The USF
office is committed to helping you find the best funding available. Financial
Aid advisors are available to discuss federal and private loan options and to
answer questions about company reimbursement, veteran’s benefits, and other
potential funding opportunities. One Stop’s website also features a series of helpful
to assist students.
If you received a Financial Aid award you must accept the award online in order to receive it.
To check the status of your financial aid:
Accept or Decline your financial aid offer within 30 days
- Login to myUSF.
- Click on Self-Service.
- In the the Student section click on Financial Aid.
- Click on the Award link.
- Follow instructions as required.
Here is the 2015-2016 Financial Aid Checklist for graduate students.
USF Scholarships: Scholarship recipients are
notified of their award amount and distribution at the time of admission. USF
scholarships are applied automatically to the recipient’s account and it is not
necessary to take any action to accept the award.
Tuition and Payment: Tuition and any applicable fees are charged to your student
account after registration. Please adhere to payment deadlines reflected in
your tuition bill.
To make a Payment:
- Login to myUSF.
- Select the View & Pay link.
There, you can view your bill, make a payment, and more.
Remember, you will not receive a paper bill, so you must log into View &
Pay to view your balance. You may not use
a credit card to pay for tuition and fees.
Information about accepted forms of payment can be found
If your semester balance cannot be paid in full, the university offers payment plans.
To learn more, please visit the
One Stop website.
One Stop Office Information:
Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
School of Management students benefit from being part of a larger campus community with a variety of resources to support students' academic and personal needs while in graduate school.
Student Support Offices
Graduate Student Affairs
Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
Alumni and External Affairs
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
International Student and Scholar Services
Learning and Writing Center
Student Disability Services
Student Health Services
Koret Health and Recreation Center
Harvard Business Review
GraduateTutor.com Free Microsoft Excel Boot Camp
Obtaining/Maintaining a Student Visa:
International students applying for an F-1 student visa should find their I-20 enclosed in
their acceptance packet. Students who currently hold a valid F-1 student visa
need to have an international advisor from their current school transfer their
I-20 (SEVIS record) to the University of San Francisco. Please check the
information on your I-20 carefully.
For more information on applying for a student visa, paying the SEVIS fee, and
other immigration-related information, please visit the
section of the International Student and Scholar Services website.
If you enter the U.S. on an I-20 issued by the University of San Francisco, you are expected to
enroll at USF for that specific term and cannot transfer to another school for,
at least, one academic term. International students must complete their Status
Verification process in the International Student and Scholar Services Office
within the first week of classes. Please bring your passport, USF I-20,
previous I-20’s, and I-94 (issued upon arrival in U.S.) to the
International Student and Scholar Services Office
in the University Center, 5th floor.
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:
- Review the Binding Agreement to Participate Form provided in your admit packet as well as the
- Complete and return your Binding Agreement to Participate Form via email to Mikaela Hinds,
- Pay the USBCC fee when you submit your admission deposit. The total
amount due is listed in your acceptance letter.
International Student Orientation:
Upon arriving at USF, all new Graduate International Students must attend the Graduate
International Student Orientation program. 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.
A detailed schedule with additional optional activities will be posted on the
section of the ISSS website
ISSS Airport Shuttle:
ISSS offers a transportation shuttle from the San Francisco
International Airport to USF. Students
can learn more about this shuttle and register for a ride on the ISSS website.
Health Insurance & Immunizations:
All international students enrolled in one unit or more is automatically enrolled in and charged
for the USF-sponsored health insurance plan.
To waive the insurance requirement, your insurance plan must
be comparable to or better than the USF Sponsored Health
insurance plan. For more information, please visit the
Health Promotion Services website
International students are required to submit
proof of immunization. For deadlines and how to
submit your proof of immunization, please refer to the
Health Promotion Services website.
International Student Mentor Program:
Have questions about USF, concerns about moving, or maybe just want to make some friends? If
so, the International Mentoring Program may be of interest to you!
New international MBA and MSFA
students can build their community by meeting and seeking advice from current 2nd
year USF students. The International Mentoring Program helps answer your questions
about campus resources, living in the Bay Area, and adjusting to new
For more information and to request a mentor, please
Connect with current students, faculty, staff, and your future classmates before orientation. Below, you will find some great ideas to help you get involved early.
Contact our Student Ambassadors at SOMAmbassador@usfca.edu to learn more about academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular life in the School of Management.
Visit a Class
Meet students and faculty, and experience the classroom environment firsthand.
Class visit schedules are available here.
Admitted Student Events
Join your future classmates throughout the months leading up to orientation at various hosted events. Specific dates and details are sent by email to all admitted students, but you can anticipate the following:
May - Admitted Student Day
June - Giants baseball game and pre-game reception
July - Admitted Student Happy Hour
School of Management Calendar of Events
University Sponsored Events Calendar
USF Athletics Calendar
Graduate Student Senate
Graduate Business Association