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Next Steps

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

Reserve Your Spot

Congratulations on your acceptance to the USF School of Management! Your official admission packet will arrive via post mail shortly.

USF Connect

USF Connect is your personal connection to your student information. Login 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 here.

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 MSFA program by paying your $600 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 Communications and Culture Program (USBCC) must submit an additional $500 deposit, for a total admission deposit amount of $1,100.

To pay online by credit card or e-check, log into USF Connect by following the instructions in your admission letter. Once in USF Connect:

  1. Click on the Student Tab.
  2. Select the View & Pay link on the left.
  3. Choose Make Payment, located in the Your Account window.
  4. Click on Web Admission Deposit.
  5. Though your account will show a zero balance, enter the deposit amount and then select the term for which you have been admitted.
  6. Click the Add Charges to Pay button.
  7. On the next screen, click Checkout.
  8. Select the desired payment option and click Continue Checkout.
  9. Enter the credit card number or e-check information

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

  1. Login to USF Connect with your Username and Password (see Step 1).
  2. Click on the Student tab.
  3. Select Student Self-Service.
  4. 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

Getting Started

Orientation: 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 email. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us:

When:
Spring 2015 – Friday, January 23rd

Fall 2015 – PFA - Saturday, August 1st

Fall 2015 – AFA and MSFA - Thursday, August 20th

Where:

USF Downtown Campus, 101 Howard Street, Suite 500.

Registration: The Office of Graduate Student Affairs will contact all deposited students in July with course schedules and registration instructions. 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.

Textbooks: Books are not included in tuition and fees for the 18-Month MSFA and Accelerated MSFA programs, but are for the Professional MSFA. Required book list will be available to you via USF Connect after registration in early August.

Canvas: 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

  1. Login to USF Connect.
  2. Click on the Learning Technologies tab.
  3. 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.

Health Insurance: 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 Your Degree

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:

  1. Login to USF Connect.
  2. Click the Student tab.
  3. Click on Student Self Service.
  4. In the Student section click on Financial Aid.

Accept or Decline your financial aid offer within 30 days

  1. Click on the Award link.
  2. Follow instructions as required.

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:

  1. Login to USF Connect.
  2. Click on the Student tab.
  3. 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 here. 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
Email:
onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop

Important Resources

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: https://www.usfca.edu/management/graduate_student_services/

Graduate Recruiting and Admissions: http://www.usfca.edu/management/graduate/Meet_Admissions/

Career Management: http://www.usfca.edu/management/graduate/Career_Services/

Alumni and External Affairs: http://www.usfca.edu/management/alumni/


Bookstore: http://www.bkstr.com/sanfranciscostore/home

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): https://www.usfca.edu/counseling/

Housing: For on-campus housing, please visit: http://www.usfca.edu/housing/
For off-campus housing, please visit: http://www.usfca.edu/offcampushousing/

International Student and Scholar Services: https://www.usfca.edu/isss/

Koret Health and Recreation Center: https://www.usfca.edu/koret/

Learning and Writing Center: http://www.usfca.edu/lwc/

Library: https://www.usfca.edu/library/

One Stop: https://www.usfca.edu/onestop/

Student Disability Services: https://www.usfca.edu/sds/

Student Health Services: https://www.usfca.edu/hps/

University Ministry: https://www.usfca.edu/universityministry/


Branch Campuses: http://www.usfca.edu/branch/

Downtown Campus: http://www.usfca.edu/downtown/

Hilltop Campus: http://www.usfca.edu/campusmap/

Pleasanton: http://www.usfca.edu/pleasanton/

Sacramento: http://www.usfca.edu/sacramento/

San Jose: http://www.usfca.edu/sanjose/

Santa Rosa: http://www.usfca.edu/santarosa/

International Students

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

  1. Review the Binding Agreement to Participate Form provided in your admit packet as well as the USBCC website.
  2. Complete and return your Binding Agreement to Participate Form via email to Mikaela Hinds, mlhinds@usfca.edu.
  3. 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 Orientation 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 situations.

For more information and to request a mentor, please contact somgradadvisor@usfca.edu.

Engaging 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 USF community.

Student Ambassadors: We encourage you to contact our Student Ambassadors at SOMAmbassador@usfca.edu 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 here.

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