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Next Steps: International Undergraduates

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The Next Steps below will provide you with the information you need to successfully enroll at USF. Some of these Steps can be completed now. Others you will complete later in the fall, before the start of classes in the spring.

If you have any Questions about how to complete these Next Steps, please be in touch with your Admission Counselor or contact us at international@usfca.edu.

USFconnect

The USFconnect Web Portal is USF’s online community resource, and provides access to the USF network, your USF e-mail account, and many other services. You must Log Into USFconnect in order to take several of the following Next Steps, including those to Reserve Your Place at USF, Apply for Housing, Register for Classes, View Your Student Account, and Update Your Contact Information.

You may log into USFconnect with the Username included in your admission letter, and the associated Password you will create. To log in for the first time, go to connect.usfca.edu/pw/tools/reset, enter the required information, and reset your Password to create a new one.

Please Note that USF offices normally will send messages only to your USFconnect e-mail address. You should check it often to be sure that you receive important information.

Step 1: Reserve Your Place at USF

  • Submit Your Intent to Enroll Form
Submission of the Intent to Enroll Form provides an easy way for you to tell us that you will accept your USF offer of admission. You can download a copy at www.usfca.edu/welcome.
  • Pay Your Admission Tuition Deposit by December 15, 2013
To reserve your place at USF for the Spring 2014 semester, you must submit a non-refundable $250 admission tuition deposit by December 15. Deposits received after December 15 will be accepted only on a space available basis.

If you are admitted after December 15, you must submit your tuition deposit no later than two weeks after you receive your admission letter.

Pay Your Admission Tuition Deposit Online by Credit Card or Electronic Check (eCheck)
Your admission tuition deposit may be paid online by credit card or electronic check.

To pay your tuition deposit online, log into USFconnect.

Once in USFconnect:
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  Student tab
Quick Links section
ebill & epay link
Message Board menu
Make Payment link
Admission Deposit area
Once in Admission Deposit:
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  Pay button
Term Menu link
Spring 2014 Term
Payment Amount of $250
Payment Method link
Payment Method
Credit Card Number or eCheck Information
Please Note that you must have a U.S.-based bank account from which funds may be withdrawn to pay with an eCheck.

Pay Your Admission Tuition Deposit by International Bank Draft or Personal Check
You may also pay your admission tuition deposit by international bank draft or personal check. Payment should be made payable to the University of San Francisco in the amount of $250.

Please Note
that international bank drafts must be made payable through a major bank in the U.S., and may take several weeks to be cleared for payment to USF.

Deadline: December 15. If you are admitted after December 15, you must complete this Step no later than two weeks after you receive your admission letter.

Questions?
Office of Undergraduate Admission Records
Tel: +1 (415) 422-6612, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2217
Email: appservices@usfca.edu

Step 2: Apply for On-Campus Housing

  • Apply for On-Campus Housing Through USFrooms
You may apply for on-campus housing through USFrooms, an online application service.

View the USFrooms Video
The USFrooms Videoprovides detailed instructions on how to apply for on-campus housing. Visit the Office of Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) website at www.usfca.edu/housing/apply to view the Video.

Submit Your Housing Application
Go To www.usfca.edu/housing/apply and:

  Click On
Log In
Select
  Apply Now! USFrooms button
With Your USFconnect Username and Password
2013 - 2014 Academic Year link

Follow the instructions to create your Personal Profile, indicate your residence hall preference, complete the housing contract, search for a roommate, and submit your housing application.

  • Pay Your Housing Deposit
You are required to submit a $300 Housing Deposit as part of your Housing Application. (See Step 1 and follow the instructions on how to pay your admission tuition deposit to pay your housing deposit.) If you are assigned housing, this Deposit will become non-refundable, and will serve as a Pre-Payment for your room charges. If you are not assigned housing, your housing deposit will be refunded to you.

  • International Student Move-In Day: January 13, 2014
New international students may move into their campus residence hall rooms beginning on International Student Move-In Day: January 13.

Please Note that you will not be able to move into on-campus housing before January 13. If you arrive in San Francisco early, you must make temporary housing arrangements. Visit the USF Where To Stay and Eat in San Francisco web page at www.usfca.edu/about/dining or the San Francisco Travel Association website at www.sanfrancisco.travel for suggestions.

Deadline: December 15. If you are admitted after December 15, you should complete this Step as soon as possible.

Please Note
that on-campus housing is limited, that we receive more applications than we have rooms available, and that we assign rooms in priority order based on application date.

Please Note also that SHaRE staff will send all housing-related correspondence to your USFconnect e-mail address only, and will begin issuing room and roommate assignment notifications in the third week of December 2013.

Questions?
Student Housing and Residential Education
Tel: +1 (415) 422-6824, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2480
Email: share@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/residence_life

For Log-In or Technical Difficulties
Tel: +1 (415) 422-6668, Option 5
E-mail: itshelp@usfca.edu

Off-Campus Housing

If you wish to live off campus, or do not receive an on-campus housing assignment, be sure to visit the SHaRE Off-Campus Housing web page at www.usfca.edu/offcampushousing. Here you will find descriptions of San Francisco neighborhoods, suggestions on how to start a housing search, a set of USF housing search tools, and many other resources.

Step 3: Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa

  • Your Form I-20
If you are an international student who applied from outside of the U.S., your Form I-20 has been enclosed with your admission letter. Please review the accuracy of the I-20 information and contact us at international@usfca.edu as soon as possible if you notice any errors.

If you are an international student already studying in the U.S. on an F-1 Student Visa, your USF I-20 will be issued once your SEVIS Record has been released to USF by your current International Student Adviser. This usually is done once you have completed your studies at your current school.

  • Your F-1 Student Visa Application
You may apply for your student visa up to 120 days before the date you are required to arrive at USF. This date is indicated on your I-20 as the “expected to report” date. The Expected to Report Date for Spring 2014 is January 16, the First Day of International Student Orientation (See Step 15), which you are required to attend.

To apply for an F-1 Student Visa, you will need to Schedule a Visa Interview Appointment at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The visa application process varies for each country, so please contact the Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply for specific instructions. For a complete List of U.S. Embassies and Consulates, please visit www.usembassy.gov.

  • Visa Application Requirements
Although the specific visa application process is different in each country, several standard items are required for all students:
  • Current Passport (Valid For At Least 6 Months)
  • Passport-Style Photograph(s)
  • Non-immigrant Visa Application Form (DS-160)
  • Visa Application Fee
  • SEVIS Fee and Proof of Payment
  • Original Form I-20
  • Copies of Your USF Admission Letter, Academic Records, and Test Scores
  • Certification of Finances and Supporting Documents showing that you have sufficient funds to pay for your tuition, health insurance, and living expenses for at least your first year of study at USF
A Brief Interview with a Consular Officer will be required as part of your visa application process. You should be prepared to provide proof that you have a permanent residence outside the United States, to give evidence of strong family or other ties to your home country, and to explain how studying in the U.S. will relate to your future professional career goals when you return home.

Questions?
International Student and Scholar Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2654, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2412
Email: isss@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/isss/orientation

Academic Advising
Before You Register for Spring 2014 Classes
Your USF academic advising experience will begin even before you come to campus, even before you meet with any of your advisers, and even before you register for classes.

This is made possible through your participation in Webtrack, our online academic advising and course registration program. (See Step 4 for details.) Webtrack will assist you to select and register for your courses, and enable you to discuss your Spring 2014 course schedule with a real person through an e-mail or phone conversation.

During New Student Orientation
Your School or College will hold a series of special workshops to welcome you to your program and to introduce you to those faculty and staff who will serve as your “academic consultants” while you are a USF undergraduate.

One or more of these advisers will be happy to review your Spring 2014 class schedule, and to answer any questions you might have about beginning your studies at USF.

Please visit www.usfca.edu/orientation and view the “Spring 2014 New Student Orientation Schedule” to find out when and where the first “Orientation to Your Major” session will be held.

After Spring 2014 Classes Begin
After classes begin, you will be assigned a Faculty Adviser familiar with the academic and career requirements of your major field of study. If you have not yet chosen a major, an Adviser in your School or College will help you explore the many possibilities.

Your Faculty Adviser will serve as your mentor and guide as you ask and answer such questions as: “Should I double-major?” “Minor in a program?” “Intern or volunteer?” “Do research or fieldwork?” And, very importantly: “What courses should I take each semester?”

Together with your University Adviser (See “Academic Coaching and Support,” below) your Faculty Academic Adviser will help you develop your unique 4-year graduation plan.

Immigration Advising
Our International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Office staff will provide personalized advice on all aspects of your stay in the United States. From maintaining your visa status to working or traveling while you study to changing your address or changing your major, ISSS staff are here to help you.

Visit the ISSS website at www.usfca.edu/isss to learn more about their programs and services.

Academic Support
Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA)
CASA staff will introduce you to the academic and personal resources on campus designed to support, promote, and encourage your success.

Academic Coaching and Support
Your University Adviser will provide you with academic coaching and personal support throughout your time at USF. International students may also receive assistance from special bilingual University Advisers.

Visit the CASA website at www.usfca.edu/casa to Find Your University Adviser.

Learning & Writing Center
The Learning & Writing Center provides you with opportunities to increase and enhance your academic skills and offers a variety of support services––all free––to help you succeed at USF

Writing Center
Specially trained faculty consultants at the Writing Center work with you to improve your writing skills through one-on-one conferences tailored to meet your individual needs. You will learn how to conceptualize and develop an idea, create a first draft, correct your own errors, and write persuasively and with sophistication at the level demanded by college courses.

Peer Tutoring
Peer Tutoring is available across the curriculum. Peer Tutors are current USF students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their subjects and who are committed to fostering academic success in others.

Student Success Workshops
Student Success Workshops offer tips on such topics as time management, test-taking skills, note-taking, reading techniques, and exploring your academic interests and strengths.

Visit the Learning & Writing Center website at www.usfca.edu/lwc for more detailed information.

Step 4: Complete the Webtrack Advising Tutorial & Quiz

Webtrack is USF’s Online Academic Advising Program. The Webtrack Advising Tutorial will introduce you to important information about USF’s academic policies and procedures and describe your Core Curriculum, Major, and Graduation Requirements. The Webtrack Advising Tutorial Video features faculty experts in your major who will guide you through the academic advising and course registration process.

  • Watch the Webtrack Advising Tutorial Video, Beginning January 6, 2014
The Webtrack Advising Tutorial will become available on January 6. Go To www.usfca.edu/webtrack and select your major from the drop-down menus to watch the Webtrack Advising Tutorial Video. Faculty Academic Advisers in your major will review requirements and curriculum plans, and suggest courses for you to take in Spring 2014. If you have trouble viewing the Video, you can also download a PDF version of the Tutorial.

  • Take the Webtrack Quiz
After completing the Tutorial, you must pass the Webtrack Quiz before you can begin registering for classes.

Please Note that you must make an Admission Tuition Deposit before you can take the Webtrack Quiz.

Go To www.usfca.edu/webtrack and Click On the Webtrack Quiz link on the menu on the right to take the Quiz.

Deadline: Webtrack will become available on January 6 and Course Registration will begin on January 9. You must complete the Webtrack Advising Tutorial and Webtrack Quiz before you can register for classes.

Questions?
For Questions About the WebTrack Advising Process:
Tel: +1 (415) 422-4WEB [+1 (415) 422-4932], Web: www.usfca.edu/webtrack

For Questions About Academic Advising for Majors in the College of Arts and Sciences
Email: sas@usfca.edu

For Questions About Academic Advising for Majors in the School of Business and Professional Studies
Email: bizugrad@usfca.edu

For Questions About Academic Advising for Majors in the School of Nursing
Email: nursing@usfca.edu

For Log-In or Technical Difficulties
Tel: +1 (415) 422-6668, Option 5, Email: itshelp@usfca.edu

Step 5: Prepare to Register: View Your Requirements

  • View Your Degree Evaluation and Degree Requirements
Your Degree Evaluation will list your Core Curriculum, Major, and Graduation Requirements.

To View Your Degree Evaluation, log into USFconnect.

Once in USFconnect:
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Student tab
Student Records link
Degree Evaluation link
Once in Generate New Evaluation:
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Spring 2014 Term
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Once in Degree Evaluation Options:
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Detail Requirements
Submit button
Please Note that this Step is especially important for Transfer Students, who can also View Transfer Credits on their Degree Evaluations.

  • View Your Test Scores and Take Any Required Placement Tests
Your Test Scores will determine in which Mathematics, Language, and Writing Courses you are eligible to enroll.

To View Your Test Scores, log into USFconnect.

Once in USFconnect:
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Student Self-Service area
Once in Student Self-Service:
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Student Records link
View Test Scores link
Your test scores, required Placement Tests, and the Mathematics, language, and writing courses in which you are eligible to enroll in Spring 2014 will be listed on a new web page.

  • View Your Holds and Check Your Registration Status
Check Your Registration Status to make sure you have no Registration Holds that will prevent you from registering for classes or changing your class schedule.

To View Your Holds, log into USFconnect.

Once in USFconnect:
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Student Self-Service area
Once in Student Self-Service:
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Student Records link
View Holds link

Please Note that, if you have any holds, you must be in touch with the office that placed the hold to find out how to remove the hold.

Especially for Transfer Students

University Evaluators in our Transfer Admission Center will review your college transcripts, determine USF course equivalencies, and award the appropriate number of Core Course, Elective Course, and Introductory Course transfer credits.

Faculty Evaluators in your major will determine whether college-level courses taken at another institution have met one or more of your Major Course requirements, and ensure that the appropriate number of transfer credits have been recorded.

To assist the University and Faculty Evaluators to award your transfer course credits, you are strongly encouraged to submit copies of the Course Descriptions and Course Syllabi related to the courses listed on your transcripts that you believe are eligible for transfer credit.

Once your transcripts have been evaluated and transfer credits awarded, you may review the results in USFconnect.

To View Your Transfer Course Credits, log into USFconnect.

Once in USFconnect:

Click On
Student tab
Go To Student Self-Service area

Once in Student Self-Service:

Click On Student tab
Click On Student Records link
Click On View Transfer Credits link

You may also see which Core, Major, or Elective Requirements you have met through your transfer course credits by viewing your Degree Evaluation (See Step 5).

Questions?
One Stop Office
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2020, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop
For Placement Test Technical Difficulties
E-mail: sas@usfca.edu
For Log-In or Technical Difficulties
Tel: +1 (415) 422-6668, Option 4 E-mail: itshelp@usfca.edu

Step 6: Prepare to Register: Select Your Courses

  • Browse the Spring 2014 Class Schedule and Decide Which Courses To Take
Go To www.usfca.edu/schedules to Browse the Spring 2014 Class Schedule. Be sure to consider what you learned in the Webtrack Advising Tutorial, and in reviewing your Degree Evaluation, when selecting the Core, Major, or Elective courses you will take in Spring 2014.
  • Tips for Browsing the Class Schedule
    • The days of the week are abbreviated M – Monday, TR – Tuesday, W – Wednesday, R – Thursday, F – Friday, and S – Saturday.
    • Course Numbers indicate the student class level for which the course is primarily intended:
      100 – 199
      200 – 299
      300 – 399
      400 – 499
      Freshman
      Sophomore
      Junior
      Senior
      Courses numbered 500 or above are graduate-level courses.
    • Course Prerequisites describe conditions you must have met before you will be allowed to take the class. Prerequisites may include such things as achieving a minimum test score, completing a related lower-level course with a certain grade, or being a declared major in the field.
    • Course Corequisites identify classes that must be taken together, such as a lecture course and associated laboratory course.
    • The CRN, or Course Registration Number, is a number assigned to uniquely identify each section of each course. You must select (or enter) the CRN to register for a class online.

Please Note that you must confirm that the class is open for enrollment, and that you are eligible for enrollment in it, before you can register for the class.

Questions?
One Stop Office and Financial Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2020, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop

English-Conditional Admits and the Academic English for Multilingual Students (AEM) Program

If you are an English-Conditional Admit, you will be required to Enroll in Between 4 and 16 Units (course credit hours) of Academic English for Multilingual Students (AEM) Program Courses during your first semester at USF. Your AEM Faculty Academic Adviser will decide which AEM courses you should take based on the TOEFL or IELTS Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking Scores you submitted as part of your application for admission. Your AEM Adviser will send your First-Semester Course List and other important information to your USFconnect e-mail address.

In order to ensure that your AEM course schedule is correct, you will be required to take a two-part (written and oral) English Language Placement Test During International Student Orientation (See Step 15). Your test results will be used to confirm or revise your AEM course registration for Spring 2014.

Please Note
that your AEM Adviser will send your First-Semester Course List and special registration requirements to your USFconnect e-mail address only. Please be sure to review this information and to be in touch with your AEM Adviser with any questions before you register for classes.

Step 7: Register for Classes & Buy Your Books

  • Register for Classes Online, Beginning January 9, 2014
Online Webtrack Registration for all new students Begins January 9. You may register for classes any time between January 9 and January 24, the last day to add a class for Spring 2014.

You must log into USFconnect to register for classes. For detailed instructions on how to register, please refer to the Webtrack Advising Tutorial at www.usfca.edu/webtrack (See Step 4).

Please Note that you must complete the Student Agreement of Financial Responsibility before you begin online registration. The Agreement describes the terms and conditions under which you may register for classes, and informs you of the financial requirements that result from that registration.
  • Stay in Status
Please remember that all international undergraduate students must Study Full Time and take at least 12 units (course credit hours) each semester to Stay in Status for immigration purposes.

  • Stay on Track
Please remember to register for at least 16 units each semester to Stay on Track to make normal progress towards completing the 128 course credits required To Graduate.

  • View Your Booklist and Buy Your Books
Once you have registered for classes, you can View Your Booklist to learn what books and other materials are required for each of your courses.

To View Your Booklist, log into USFconnect.

Once in USFconnect:
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Student tab
Student Self-Service area
Once in Student Self-Service:
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Registration link
Buy Textbooks Online link
Spring 2014 Term
Submit button
Purchase Books at University of San Francisco Bookstore button
Your Booklist will appear on a new web page. You may rent or Buy Your Books through the USF Bookstore website at www.usfca.edu/bookstore, or purchase them from any other available source.

Deadline: Registration begins January 9. Classes begin January 21. The last day to add a class for Spring 2014 is January 24.

Please Note
that all of your classmates will be registering during this time and that you should register as early as possible to ensure the widest selection of courses.

Questions?
One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2020, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop

Money Matters
Non-U.S. and U.S. Bank Accounts

You will be assisted to Open a U.S. Bank Account During International Student Orientation (See Step 15). Once you have opened a bank account in the United States, you can receive money from a non-U.S. bank account by cable or wire transfer. You must give the person wiring the funds the U.S. bank routing number and your bank account number. You should verify the appropriate process with the non-U.S. bank before doing so.

Payments to USF
Please Note that payments must be Made Payable to the University of San Francisco in U.S. Dollars, and include your Name and USF Student Identification Number. Missing information may cause confusion and delay in properly crediting payments to your Student Account.

International Bank Wire Transfers – Using peerTransfer
USF has partnered with peerTransfer to provide a fast, simple, and secure way for you to make payments for costs directly payable to USF, such as those for your admission and housing deposits, tuition, fees, health insurance, on-campus housing, and meal plan (room and board, if any).

You may send international bank wire transfer payments from any country in the world for direct deposit to your USF Student Account using peerTransfer. peerTransfer lets you track your payment from start to finish, and offers you support via live chat, e-mail, phone, or Skype, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please visit www.usfca.edu/onestop/Tuition_and_Billings/Bank_Wire_Transfers to view detailed instructions on how to wire-transfer funds to USF using peerTransfer. Go To www.usfca.edu/onestop/vtutorials to view the “PeerTransfer Wire Payments” video tutorial.

International Bank Drafts – Payment Mailing Address
One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
USA

Step 8: View Your Student Account & Pay Your Bill

To View Your Student Account, log into USFconnect.

Once in USFconnect:
  Click On
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  Student tab
Student Self-Service area
Once in Student Self-Service:
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  Student tab
Quick Links section
ebill & epay link
Here you can View Your Bill, Make a Payment, or Create an Authorized Payer Profile.

  • Create an Authorized Payer Profile
Authorized Payers are parents, sponsors, or others who have your permission to view your bill and make a payment online on your behalf.

To Create an Authorized Payer Profile, log into USFconnect.

Once in USFconnect:
  Click On
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Student Self-Service area
Once in Student Self-Service:
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Quick Links section
ebill & epay link
Authorized Payers link
Authorized Payers can visit www.usfca.edu/authorizedpayer for more information.

  • Bill Notification
USF does not issue paper bills to students for tuition, fees, or room and board charges. Instead, a Bill Notification will be sent to your USFconnect e-mail address after you have registered for classes. Additional bill notifications will be issued each time a new Account Statement is available. If you created an Authorized Payer Profile, your Authorized Payer will also receive bill notifications.

Please Note that bill notifications will be sent only to your USFconnect e-mail address or to your Authorized Payer’s e-mail address, and will not be sent to any other personal e-mail address.

Please Note also that you should check your USFconnect e-mail address regularly, so that you do not miss seeing your bill notification, or any other important messages from USF.

  • View Your Bill
To View Your Bill, log into USFconnect.

Once in USFconnect:
  Click On
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  Student tab
Student Self-Service area
Once in Student Self-Service:
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Click On
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Quick Links section
ebill & epay link
View My Bill link
Please remember that you will not receive a paper bill, so you must log into ebill & epay to view your account.

  • Spring 2014 Semester Payment Due at Time of Registration
Please Note that international students must register for at least 12 units (course credit hours) to maintain full-time student status for immigration purposes.

Optional Pre-Payment of Tuition

Students enrolled in between 12 and 18 units will be charged tuition at the Spring 2014 Semester full-time flat rate of $19,920.

Should you wish, you may pre-pay your Spring 2014 Semester tuition in full before you register for classes. Additional charges for other expenses directly billed by USF––such as those for on-campus housing and meal plan (room and board, if any), health insurance, and undergraduate student fees––will be posted to your Student Account by the appropriate office.

Your Date of Registration for Classes Is Your Payment Due Date

If you do not pre-pay your tuition, you must either pay the balance due for all charges at the time of registration, or enroll in the monthly Automatic Payment Plan (See Below: Choose Your Method of Payment).

Go To www.usfca.edu/tuition for complete information about USF’s tuition costs and payment policies.

  • Choose Your Method of Payment
You may pay your tuition using an Online eCheck, Personal Check, Bank Wire Transfer, or by enrolling in the monthly Automatic Payment Plan.

Please Note that you must have a U.S.-based bank account from which funds may be withdrawn to pay with an eCheck or to participate in the Payment Plan. Go To www.usfca.edu/payment for more information.

Please Note that, if your parent, sponsor, or someone else will be paying your bills, you must Create an Authorized Payer Profile (See Above: Create an Authorized Payer Profile) to enable the Authorized Payer to view your bill and to make payments on your behalf.

Deadline:
Date of Registration for Classes. Late payment may result in late fees and course registration cancellation.

Questions?
One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2020, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop

Step 9: Submit Proof of Immunization

To help protect the health of USF community members, USF requires all new students to have been immunized against certain diseases before they arrive at USF.

  • Required Immunizations
All students are required to submit evidence of having received two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Immunization. If proof of immunization for MMR is not available, a blood titer showing immunity for each disease will be accepted. International students are also required to submit proof that a Tuberculosis PPD (Mantoux) Test has been administered in the last 12 months. Students who test positive for PPD are required to submit a chest x-ray that has been taken within the last 12 months.

For details, Go To www.usfca.edu/hps/.

  • Complete the Immunization Form
Evidence of immunization must be submitted in writing from a licensed medical professional. Records such as an immunization card or high school transcript showing immunization will also be accepted. To download the Immunization Form, go to www.usfca.edu/hps and click on the Immunization Form link under the Quick Links section.
Students can submit their records through the online HPS Immunization form, by fax 888-471-2290, or in person at University Center 5th floor.

University of San Francisco
Health Promotion Services

University Center, Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
USA
Tel: +1 (415) 422-5797
Fax: +1 (888) 471-2290
E-mail: hps@usfca.edu

Please Note that you are strongly encouraged to Keep a Copy of your immunization records, and of the USF Immunization Form, for future reference.

  • Nursing Majors
Nursing Majors are required to submit additional health-related information necessary for their clinical work by completing the School of Nursing Health Requirement Form. Nursing Majors will be contacted by the School of Nursing and Health Professions through their USFconnect e-mail addresses about this special requirement.

Deadline: February 1. We strongly recommend that you obtain all required immunizations before you arrive on campus. If you are unable to do so, you may be assisted to complete the Immunization Requirement through the USF Student Health Clinic at nearby St. Mary’s Medical Center. If you do not submit your USF Immunization Form by February 1, 2014, you will be charged a $100 Late Fee, and may have a Hold placed on your Fall 2014 course registration.

Questions?
Health Promotion Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-5797, Fax: +1 (888) 471-2290
Email: hps@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/hps

Step 10: Health Insurance

To help protect your health and wellness, all students must have health insurance.
  • USF-Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan
All international students registered for at least one (1) course credit hour will be automatically enrolled in and charged for the USF-Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. You may read more about it at www.usfca.edu/hps.
  • Your U.S.-Based Health Insurance Plan
Students who have a U.S.-Based Health Insurance Plan with coverage comparable to the USF-Sponsored health insurance plan may choose to waive this requirement each academic year. The Spring 2014 waiver period is from December 1, 2013 to February 1, 2014.

For more information, Go To www.usfca.edu/hps.

Deadline: You may Waive the Requirement Between December 1, 2013 and February 1, 2014. If you do not waive this requirement, you will be automatically enrolled in and charged for the USF-Sponsored Health Insurance Plan.

Questions?
Health Promotion Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-5797, Fax: +1 (888) 471-2290
Email: hps@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/hps

Step 11: Take the Think About It Course

Think About It is a required online, science-based alcohol and drugs misuse and sexual violence prevention education program. The course will help you to establish healthy personal relationships, to make wise choices in new or difficult situations, and to enjoy college life responsibly. All new Freshman and Transfer students must complete the course by 5:00 PM on January 21, the first day of classes.
  • Take the Think About It Course
Go To www.usfca.edu/hps for updates and instructions on how to take the course.

Deadline: January 21, 5:00 PM. Students who do not successfully complete the Think About It course will be fined $50.

Questions?
Health Promotion Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-5797, Fax: +1 (888) 471-2290
Email: hps@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/hps

Step 12: Your USF One Card

All USF students are issued a University Photo Identification (I.D.) Card called a USF One Card. Your USF One Card identifies you as a member of the USF community, and gives you access to many on-campus resources, including your residence hall, classroom buildings, Don Dollars (debit) accounts, Gleeson Library, Koret Health and Recreation Center, and more.

Visit the One Card and Campus Security Systems Office website at www.usfca.edu/onecard for detailed information.

  • Pre-Order Your One Card
Your Photograph
Find a recent color photograph of yourself, in which your entire head and shoulders are visible, and you are facing directly towards the camera. Save the photograph as a JPG or JPEG file.

Log Into Online I.D. Express
Go To www.usfca.edu/onecard/international, and follow the instructions to log into Online I.D. Express.

Once in I.D. Express:
  Click On
Click On
Find
Upload
Submit
  Submit I.D. Photo link
Browse link
Your Photograph file
Your Photograph file
Your Photograph file
  • Pick Up Your One Card
You may pick up your One Card at the One Card Office (Lone Mountain Main, Room 130) during or after International Student Orientation (See Step 15).

Deadline: To Participate in I.D. Express, you must Pre-Order Your One Card by January 6--one week before International Student Move-In Day (January 13).

Questions?
One Card and Campus Security Systems
Tel: +1 (415) 422-7663, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6664
Email: onecard@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onecard

Step 13: The ITS Help Desk & USF Computer Essentials

The ITS (Information Technology Services) Help Desk is your bridge to successful computing at USF, and provides support in person, on the phone and through e-mail.

Visit www.usfca.edu/its/help/students to view or download a PDF version of the USF Computer Essentials guide, which provides information and advice about:
  • Desktop Computing, including purchasing computer hardware and software that meets recommended standards
  • Communication and Social Media, including e-mail, file sharing, USFconnect, USFmobile, and USFwiki
  • Internet and Campus Network Access, including wired, wireless, and remote access

Deadline: We strongly recommend that you review the USF Computer Essentials guide before choosing the technology you will use at USF.

Questions?
ITS Help Desk
Tel: +1 (415) 422-6668, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2208
Email: itshelp@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/its

Pre-Departure and Arrival Information

EducationUSA Pre-Departure Guide and Orientations in Your Home Country
EducationUSA is a global network of more than 400 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Visit www.educationusa.state.gov to view or download a PDF copy of the pre-departure guide entitled Getting Ready to Go: Practical Information for Living and Studying in the United States, and to learn about Pre-Departure Orientations in your home country.

USF International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Pre-Departure and Arrival Information Guide
The ISSS Spring 2014 Pre-Departure and Arrival Information Guide is filled with specific information about preparing to study at USF and to live in San Francisco. Visit www.usfca.edu/isss/prearrival to view or download a copy.

USF Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) Resources
Please visit the SHaRE website at www.usfca.edu/housing/whats_in_my_room to see a list of items you will find in your residence hall room upon arrival, recommendations about what items to bring with you to campus, and rules about what items you will not be allowed to keep in your room.

Step 14: Mark Your Calendar & Make Travel Arrangements

Mark Your Calendar with these important dates for Spring 2013, and Make Your Travel Arrangements accordingly:
  January 13
January 13
January 16
January 17
January 21
May 15
  International Student Move-In Day
ISSS Airport Transportation Service Available
International Student Orientation
New Student Orientation
Spring 2014 Classes Begin
Spring 2014 Final Examination Period Ends

Airport Pick-Up
ISSS will offer all new international students Free Transportation from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to the USF Campus on January 13. Please visit www.usfca.edu/isss/prearrival for more information and to Arrange Your Airport Pick-Up.

Should you be arriving at SFO before or after January 13, and wish transportation to Campus, please be in touch with ISSS at isss@usfca.edu with your special request.

Questions?
International Student & Scholar Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2654, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2412
Email: isss@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/isss/orientation

Step 15: International Student Orientation Programs

Please Note that all international students are required to attend both International Student Orientation and New Student Orientation. These Orientation programs will prepare you to study and live at USF and in San Francisco, and will help you to meet new friends and begin to feel at home in the City.

Both programs offer opportunities to become acquainted with other students in social gatherings, and to explore San Francisco.
  • International Student Orientation: January 16
    International Student Orientation sessions will give you important information concerning:
    • Immigration Matters, including maintaining your visa status, travel regulations, and working in the United States
    • Academic Matters, including faculty expectations, student academic support services, and tips for academic success
    • Practical Matters, including banking, shopping, and living in San Francisco
For more information about International Student Orientation, visitwww.usfca.edu/isss/orientation.
  • New Student Orientation: January 17
New Student Orientation sessions will introduce you to faculty and staff in your academic program; provide essential information about your specific academic major; and describe how to arrange for academic support services such as tutoring at the Learning Center and help improving your writing skills at the Writing Center.

There will be activities and events especially for students living on campus, and for those interested in student clubs, service learning, or internship opportunities. For more information about New Student Orientation, visit www.usfca.edu/orientation.

Questions?
For Questions About International Student Orientation:
International Student and Scholar Services

Tel: +1 (415) 422-2654, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2412
Email: isss@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/isss/orientation

Questions?
For Questions About New Student Orientation:
Tel: +1 (415) 422-5550
Email: orientation@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/orientation

Step 16: Update Your Contact Information

You are strongly encouraged to Keep Your Address, E-mail Address, and Phone Number Current in USFconnect at all times, so that we can communicate with you quickly and directly.

Please Note that international students are Required to Report Any Change of Local or Permanent Residence (Home) Address to USF for immigration purposes. Your Local Address must be inside the United States and your Permanent Residence (Home) Address must be outside the United States.

To Update Your Contact Information, log into USFconnect.

Once in USFconnect:
  Click On
Go To
  Student tab
Student Self-Service area
Once in Student Self-Service:
  Click On
Select
  Main Menu link
Personal Information link
Follow the instructions to make changes.

Questions?
One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2020, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop

Step 17: Know Your Privacy Rights & Responsibilities

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

  • Privacy of Records
Under federal law, a student’s records (including grades, GPA, class schedule, tuition and billing records, and more) cannot be disclosed to anyone else, even parents, without the student’s written authorization (some exceptions apply). To learn more about your FERPA rights, Go To www.usfca.edu/onestop/privacy.

  • Student Consent to Release Information Form
If you wish to allow someone else to view your education records, you must submit the Student Consent to Release Information Form authorizing access for each person to your USF academic or financial records. Go To www.usfca.edu/onestopforms for instructions on how to submit the Form.

  • If You Do Not Submit the Student Consent to Release Information Form
If you do not submit the Student Consent to Release Information Form to authorize your parents or others to have access to your records, USF will not disclose any information about you to them. This means, for example, that USF will not release information about your student account balance, even to someone who is helping you to pay your tuition.

Deadline: You should understand your privacy rights and responsibilities before you arrive on campus.

Questions?
One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2020, Fax: +1 (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop

Step 18: Keep in Touch!

Be sure to visit the USF website at www.usfca.edu and USFconnect at connect.usfca.edu to Keep in Touch!
We very much look forward to welcoming you to campus in January.