Ready to Apply to USF?
Submit a completed Common Application with the non-refundable application fee by the application deadline.
First-Year admission to USF is competitive, and the admission process takes into account a range of factors. In addition to your school transcripts and test scores*, we consider your involvement outside the classroom, recommendations from those who know you best, and your interests and personality through your essay and answers to our short questions.
Consider your options for applying to USF and select the one that is best for you.
You may apply as soon as you begin your last year of secondary school, even before you take the required standardized tests. Applications for admission are available beginning in August of the year prior to the year in which you would enter USF.
Have all supplementary materials sent directly by your high school or testing agency. A completed application includes each of the items below submitted by the application deadline:
*Beginning with applicants for fall 2020 admission: USF will make submitting standardized test scores optional for undergraduate admission. Applicants will be able to decide how they want to present the most accurate view of their academic ability. If you believe your ACT or SAT scores do not represent your accomplishments and potential, you can choose to be considered for admission without them. You’ll get the same consideration for admission and merit scholarships as a student who does submit scores.
(One important note: If you are admitted to USF and decide to attend, you’ll still need to provide your ACT or SAT scores when you enroll, so you can be appropriately placed in first-year courses.)
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