Spring Admission

Undergraduate Spring 2022 Admission

If you’ve been offered admission to the spring 2022 semester, please review the information below and respond to the “Reply to Waitlist Offer” form in your Dons Status Page to indicate your interest in spring 2022 admission.

We’ll be hosting webinars for spring admits on April 28 and May 12, so keep an eye on your email. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to your admission counselor.


Interested in starting in the spring? Great. As long as you remain in good academic standing and progress accordingly, you will be on track to graduate in December of 2025. USF holds full formal commencement ceremonies in both May and December.

Want to graduate sooner? If you want to accelerate your timeline and graduate in May 2025 with the rest of the students who start in the fall term, you can take classes at a community college this fall.

In this scenario, you should plan to enroll in at least 12 units of coursework at a community college. If you are enrolling at a California community college, we have a list of credit acknowledgements with more than 60 institutions online to help you choose courses that will satisfy USF’s core requirements. For students outside of California, your USF admission counselor can work with you on selecting courses at your local community college.

You can enroll at a four-year institution this fall instead of a community college. However, your agreement with most four-year institutions precludes you from committing to more than one college or university. It is advised that you not move forward with attendance as a full-time degree-seeking student at another four-year college or university, as that violates your enrollment commitment at that institution.

Financial Aid

In order to receive a financial aid offer, you must have submitted a FAFSA — so please make sure you’ve submitted one if you haven’t already. If you have indicated your interest in spring 2022 admission, you will receive a financial aid offer within 2 weeks of your acceptance letter. The offer will include any merit scholarship(s) and need-based aid you are eligible for.

Housing

USF has reserved a limited number of spaces for first-year spring 2022 admits. These spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and guaranteed for one semester only. You’ll apply for housing starting in October 2021 (you’ll get more info via email when it’s time to apply). You’ll find out if you were offered a housing assignment by November 1. If you were not offered an assignment immediately, you’ll be placed on a waitlist. Should spaces become available, you will be notified via email and have three days to accept the room offer made. If you are not assigned on-campus housing, or if you’d prefer to live off campus, you can connect with USF’s Off-Campus Living team. They can support you with finding an apartment, roommate searches, and moving in.

Your next steps:

  1. Submit the “Reply to Waitlist Offer” form in your Dons Status Page to indicate your interest in spring admission. Completing the form does not indicate your commitment to enroll at USF. Instead, it allows us to process your application and prepare a financial aid offer for you to review.
  2. Submit your enrollment deposit and confirm your spot at USF by the date in your acceptance letter.
  3. Decide if you’ll take community college classes in the fall semester. Your USF admission counselor can help you choose the classes to stay on track. You do not have to take classes this fall, and you would still graduate in December 2025. The option to take classes this fall is available to help you stay on track for a May 2025 graduation, if that’s your preference.
  4. Attend either the spring admit Q&A on April 28 or our spring 2022 information session on May 12. Watch your email for more information.

Important Dates

ASAP Indicate your interest in spring admission. Completing the form does not indicate your commitment to enroll at USF. Instead, it allows us to process your application and prepare a financial aid offer for you to review.
May 5 or date listed in your admission letter Submit your enrollment deposit and confirm your spot at USF by May 5 or the date listed in your acceptance letter.
October If you’d like to apply for on-campus housing, you will apply in October.
November 1 If you have applied for on-campus housing, you’ll find out if you were offered a housing assignment by November 1.
January 20, 2022 Move-in day
January 21, 2022 New Student & Family Orientation
January 24, 2022 Classes begin

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I let you know I’m interested in spring 2022 admission?

You should indicate your initial interest in spring 2022 by completing our online form as soon as possible. Completing the form does not commit you to attending in spring. It simply allows us to process your application and prepare a financial aid award for you to review.

Do I have to take college classes this fall?

No. The option to enroll in college classes is intended to help you stay on track for a May 2025 graduation, if that’s your preference.

When will I register for spring classes?

First-year students starting in the spring will register for classes beginning in early January. You will receive more information about this process later in the fall.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Keep an eye on your email for an invitation to a webinar for spring admits. We’ll answer many of your questions during that time. Please contact your admission counselor with any additional questions.