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Next Steps Global Entrepreneurial Management

Welcome to the MGEM 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

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:

  1. Visit http://myusf.usfca.edu
  2. Choose Set New/Forgot password
  3. Enter your USF username (indicated on your online and printed acceptance letters) and the CAPTCHA text
  4. Click Submit
  5. Enter your USF Student ID / CWID # (indicated on your online and printed acceptance letters)
  6. Enter your date of birth
  7. Click Submit

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

Secure your spot in the MGEM program by paying your $500 admission deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and will be credited to your first term's tuition.

To pay online by credit card or e-check, please follow instructions below:

  1. Log in to myUSF
  2. Click the link for View & Pay in the Quicklinks box on the right
  3. Click Make Payment and select the link for Admission Deposits
  4. Select your starting semester; enter the deposit amount as appears on your acceptance letter+
  5. 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.

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

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

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 myUSF 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 myUSF, and click on the Student tab.
  • Click on Student Self Service
  • 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 myUSF 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.

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

Newly Admitted Student Discovery Day, May 16 RSVP

Facebook: Connect with incoming and current graduate students in the “University of San Francisco School of Management Graduate Admissions – Admit Class of 2014” Facebook group.

School of Management Events Calendar

University Sponsored Events Calendar

USF Athletics Calendar

Office of Graduate Student Life

ORIENTATION DATE:

MGEM: May 2014

(Required for All Programs, 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

Deposited students will be contacted directly to setup a one-on-one USF School of Management Orientation with Jason Burns, USF MGEM Coordinator. Orientations are available in person, via Skype, or by phone. All students are required to participate in order to obtain vital information regarding the visa process. In addition, orientation will introduce you to the USF community, academic expectations, student life, and opportunities to help broaden your graduate experience.

 

Questions?
Graduate Student Affairs Office, Suite 500
101 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 422-7188, 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

MGEM Pre-Departure Orientation: May 20, 2014

First day of classes: Fall course information will be available and explained at the MGEM program Orientation

Advisors

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.

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

Books

Books are not included in tuition and fees. Your required book list will be available to you via myUSF 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

Registration for classes varies by each graduate program. The Graduate Student Affairs Office will contact deposited students with registration information by the dates below:

MGEM: The Graduate Student Affairs Office will register you for all required courses and will send you more information about your summer schedule in late April. Your class schedule can be viewed in myUSF 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 myUSF

A) Log into myUSF and click on Student Self Service

B) Click Student Records

C) 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 View & Pay
    Log into myUSF. Click on the Student tab, and then click on the View & Pay 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 View & Pay 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 View & Pay, located in the Quick LinksmyUSF, 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 two doses 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. Deliver the form in person, by fax, or online (electronic submission) to Health Promotion Services.

Deadlines:

Summer and Fall start programs: September 1, 5pm

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 http://www.usfca.edu/hps/immunization/required/.

 

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 myUSF. 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 programswill be meeting in the Downtown Campus:

San Francisco:101 Howard Street,San Francisco, CA 94105

USFhas 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:

San Francisco: 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 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 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 Affairs Office 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 myUSF

A) Log into myUSF and click on Student Self Service

B) Select “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 Recruiting and Admissions
(415) 422-2221 | management@usfca.edu

Graduate Student Affairs
(415) 422-7188 | somgradadvisor@usfca.edu