Visiting Student Applicants

Steps to Apply and Register as a Visiting Student 

  1. Search for Classes: Search the Schedule of Classes to review course offerings in the term you plan to visit. To search, select a term from the "Search by Term" drop down menu and click "Submit". Choose a subject and click “Class Search.” Enrollment limits and restrictions can be viewed by clicking on the blue course name link.
  2. Apply as a Visiting Student: Apply online using the Undergraduate Visiting Student Application or the Graduate Visiting Student Application. Once your application is received, you will receive an admission decision via email with login information. Reapplication is required for each enrollment period. 
    • International Visiting Students: Check if your United States visa type is eligible for study. USF does not issue I-20 forms to visiting students, but F-1 students currently in the U.S. are eligible to be a visiting student at USF, as long as they continue to maintain full-time F-1 status at another school. All non-immigrant visa holders should complete the Visiting International Student Request Form in addition to their application to verify their ability to study.
  3. Register for Classes: Visiting students who wish to enroll in undergraduate classes may register online through myUSF or in person at the Student Enrollment Services Office (Lone Mountain Room 251). Learn how to register online
    • Undergraduate courses (000-499): Approval from the department is required if a course is full, has prerequisites or restrictions, or if you register after the course start date.
    • Graduate courses (500-799): Please contact the appropriate Graduate Program Director to obtain permission to take a graduate level course.
  4. Pay for Classes: You can access your account and make payment via myUSF View & Pay. USF accepts various methods of payment or you may create a payment plan. For complete instructions, please visit tuition and billing for tuition and fees.
  5. Submit Proof of Immunization: Visiting students born after 1957 must submit proof of immunization to: USF Student Health Clinic  Mary's Medical Center 450 Stanyan St., 11 West (2nd Floor) San Francisco, CA 94117 Direct: (415) 750-4980 Fax: (415) 750-8155
  6. Apply to Live On-Campus (Summer only): Apply to live in summer housing. You must be enrolled in summer courses to live on campus. Your stay in USF residence halls operated housing must align with the dates of your summer classes. For more information about your housing accommodations, please visit the Student Housing and Residential Education.