Apply as a Visiting Student

As a visiting student, you can take classes at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. Please choose the appropriate application below.

Apply as a visiting undergraduate student

Use this application if you intend to enroll in undergraduate level courses.

Apply as a visiting graduate student

Use this application if you intend to enroll in graduate level courses.

Make sure you've looked through the Schedule of Classes to see what's being offered. If you plan to transfer your USF credits to another institution, be sure to confirm with that institution that your USF credits will transfer to your program.

International Students

In addition to your application, you'll need to also complete the Visiting International Student Request Form.

You are welcome to be a visiting student as long as you are holding a visa status that allows part-time study. F-1 and J-1 visa holders who are maintaining their status through another school can also apply to be visiting students. USF does not issue I-20 forms to visiting students; so you will need to maintain your full-time F-1 or J-1 status at your other school.

If you hold a B-1 or B-2 visa or if you are participating in the visa waiver program, you are not eligible to be a visiting student at USF.

Application Dates

SEMESTER/SESSION ONLINE APPLICATION OPENS ONLINE APPLICATION CLOSES
SUMMER 2022* October 1, 2022 June 30, 2022
FALL 2022 March 1, 2022 August 29, 2022
INTERSESSION 2023 October 1, 2022 January 4, 2023
SPRING 2023 October 1, 2022 January 27, 2023

*Summer sessions vary in length: Session I is 12 weeks; II and III are 6 weeks; IV, V, VI, and VII are 3 weeks.

In your application, you'll be asked to select a college/school. Choose the college or school that most represents the classes you'll take as a visiting student. You can still take classes from multiple colleges and schools.

  • College of Arts and Sciences — Arts: Humanities classes, such as history, arts, philosophy, etc.
  • College of Arts and Sciences — Science: Science classes, such as biology, chemistry, data science, etc.
  • School of Management: Business classes, such as management, finance, entrepreneurship, etc.
  • School of Nursing and Health Professions: Classes specific to the nursing and health professions fields, such as nutrition, pharmacology, nursing fundamentals, etc.

You will receive a decision within two weeks of submitting a completed application. The courses you wish to take may be subject to approval to ensure they are open for visiting students.