School Counselors and Advisors

Honestly: A Conversation for Counselors

Join us on Oct. 6 for an open conversation about how we're reviewing applications this year, how to answer the COVID-19 question, and our test optional approach. You'll hear directly from the admission counselors who will be reading your students' applications.

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Welcome to USF!

The University of San Francisco — a private, Jesuit university — reflects the energy, diversity, and opportunities of the city that surrounds it. We are eager to meet your students and show them everything that USF has to offer.

We’re exploring new and exciting ways to connect with students virtually. Stay updated by signing up for our Dons Community Newsletter, specifically for high school counselors and community-based organizations. We’ll share news, admission updates, and event reminders.


A note about COVID-19

We recognize that students around the world have experienced many challenges and uncertainties this year. Here’s what you should know:

  • Your students' applications to USF will not be penalized for any changes caused by the pandemic
  • Since 2019, we have maintained a test-optional approach to admission
  • For students applying for the spring 2021 or fall 2021 term, we will not require a letter of recommendation

We encourage students to mention anything else that may have shaped their experience (e.g. lack of access to the internet, no quiet place to study, family responsibilities, etc.). Learn more about what we look for.

Join us for a virtual info session

Our virtual info session offers an overview of academics, student life, financial aid, and more.


If you’d like to learn more about a specific topic, please request a presentation from a USF admission counselor — we’d be happy to help.

Meet Your Admission Counselor

Admission Counselors are assigned by state or region for first-year students and by major for transfer students. Search for the admission counselor who will be working with your students and say hi.

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