Welcome to the MPA 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.
USF Connect is your personal connection to your student information.
to USF Connect with the username and ID number listed in the acceptance letter posted to your online application.
Within USF Connect 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 USF Connect and many other USF interfaces can be accessed
Step 1) Create your USF Connect password
Go to the USF Connect website and choose “Set New/Forgot Password?”
Your username and student ID number are required.
Again, your username and student ID number can be found in the acceptance letter posted to your online application.
Step 2) Pay your deposit
Secure your spot in the MPA program by paying your $250 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, log into
by following the instructions in your admission letter. Once in USF Connect:
- Click on the Student Tab.
- Select the View & Pay link on the left.
- Choose Make Payment, located in the Your Account window.
- Click on Web Admission Deposit.
- Though your account will show a zero balance, enter the deposit amount and then select the term for which you have been admitted.
- Click the Add Charges to Pay button.
- On the next screen, click Checkout.
- Select the desired payment option and click Continue Checkout.
- Enter the credit card number or e-check information.
For other payment options, go to
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 USF Connect with your Username and Password (see Step 1).
- Click on the Student tab.
- 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 join us:
FALL 2014 ORIENTATION: Saturday, August 16, 2014
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.
Don Dollars 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 USF Connect 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 USF Connect.
- Click on the Learning Technologies tab.
- 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 Canvas.
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 the USF
Health Promotion Services website.
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.
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
video tutorials 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:
- Login to USF Connect.
- Click the Student tab.
- Click on Student Self Service.
- In the Student section click on Financial Aid.
Accept or Decline your financial aid offer within 30 days
- Click on the Award link.
- Follow instructions as required.
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 USF Connect.
- Click on the Student tab.
- 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.
Graduate Student Affairs:
Graduate Recruiting and Admissions:
Alumni and External Affairs:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):
For on-campus housing, please visit:
For off-campus housing, please visit:
International Student and Scholar Services:
Koret Health and Recreation Center:
Learning and Writing Center:
Student Disability Services:
Student Health Services:
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 USF community.
We encourage you to contact our Student Ambassadors at
to learn more about academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular life in the School of Management.
You can also 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
Admitted Student Events: Please save the following dates (RSVP info and other details to come).
- Admitted Student Happy Hour, July 24th
School of Management Calendar of Events
University Sponsored Events Calendar
USF Athletics Calendar
Graduate Student Senate
Graduate Business Association