The University of San Francisco: Next Steps
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Next Steps: Undergraduate

Welcome to USF! The steps below will provide you with the information you need to successfully enroll at USF.

Reserve Your Spot

To reserve your spot at USF, you must submit the Intent to Enroll form and make a non-refundable admission deposit of $250.

  • Fill out the Intent to Enroll form:
    You can find the Intent to Enroll form in your Welcome Packet or you can download it at www.usfca.edu/welcome.
  • Pay the admission deposit by personal check:
    To pay by check, enclose a check for $250, payable to USF, and mail it with your Intent to Enroll form.
  • Pay the admission deposit online by credit card or e-check:
    To pay online by credit card or e-check, log into USFconnect by following the instructions in your admission letter. Once in USFconnect, click on the Student tab, click on the ebill epay link on the left, and then click Make Payment. In the Admission Deposit area, click on the green Pay button. Next, select the term for which you have been admitted, and then enter the payment amount of $250 and the credit card number or e-check information.

Deadline: December 15. If you are admitted after December 15, you must complete this step within two weeks of receipt of your acceptance letter.

Questions?
Office of Undergraduate Admission, Lone Mountain, Room 203
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6612, Fax: (415) 422-2217
Email: appservices@usfca.edu, Web:www.usfca.edu/welcome

USFconnect

The USFconnect web portal is USF's online community resource, and provides access to the USF network, your USF email account, and many other services. You must log into USFconnect in order to complete several of the following Next Steps, including those to Reserve Your Spot, Register for Classes, Apply for Housing, and more.

You may log into USFconnect with the username located at the bottom of your admission letter and the associated password you created. If you haven't created a password, you will find instructions and a link to create one in your decision letter.

Webtrack Advising

Webtrack Advising will provide you with valuable information on USF's academic policies and procedures, your graduation requirements, and your major requirements. It will also guide you through the online class registration process and, with help from your professors, tell you which classes to register for. Faculty will review your course selections and meet with you during Orientation week.

  • Watch the Advising Tutorial:
    Go to www.usfca.edu/webtrack and select your major from the dropdown menus to watch the advising video tutorials. If you have trouble streaming the video, you can also download a PDF of the tutorial.
  • Take the Quiz:
    After watching the Webtrack advising tutorial, you must pass the quiz in order to be cleared for class registration. Go to www.usfca.edu/webtrack and click on the Quiz link from the menu on the left.

Deadline: Webtrack opens on Monday, January 6. You should complete the tutorial and quiz before class registration opens on Thursday, January 9.

Questions?
For questions about the Webtrack process:
Tel: (415) 422-4WEB (4932)
For log-in or technical difficulties:
Tel: (415) 422-6668, Email: helpdesk@usfca.edu

Register for Classes

New students can begin registering for classes on Thursday, January 9, once they have watched the advising tutorial and completed the quiz (Step 2).

  • Decide which classes to take:
    Browse the Schedule of Classes at www.usfca.edu/schedules to search for the classes you want to take. You should know which classes your professors have advised you to register for from watching the advising tutorials in Step 2.

    If you are a transfer student, your degree evaluation will also help you decide which core and major requirements to take. To view your degree evaluation, log into USFconnect, click on the Student tab and click on the Click Here button in the Student Self Service area. Once you are in Student Self Service, click on the Student tab, click on Student Records, and then click on Degree Evaluation.
  • Start registering:
    Webtrack registration begins on Thursday, January 9. Log into USFconnect to begin. For detailed instructions on how to register, refer back to the Webtrack tutorial at www.usfca.edu/webtrack.
  • Stay on track:
    Remember to register for at least 16 credit hours to stay on track for graduation.

Deadline:Registration begins on Thursday, January 9. Spring 2014 classes begin on January 21. The last day to add a class for Spring 2014 is January 24.

Questions?
One Stop Office, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Email:onestop@usfca.edu, Web:www.usfca.edu/onestop

Confirm Financial Aid

After receipt of your FAFSA application, the Financial Aid Office will determine your aid eligibility and send you a financial aid notice. Upon receiving your notice, you must log in to accept or decline the aid offered to you.

  • Go to the Financial Aid section of USFconnect:
    Log into USFconnect, click on the Student tab, and then click on the Click Here button in the Student Self Service section. Once in Student Self Service, click on the Student tab, and then click on the Financial Aid menu.
  • Check the status of your aid:
    Go to the Financial Aid Status link. If you have any outstanding requirements, you must complete them before your aid can be confirmed.
  • Accept or decline your aid:
    Click on the Award link, then follow the link to accept or decline your award offers. You will not receive your aid unless you go online to accept it.

Deadline: You must accept your aid within 30 days of receipt of your award letter.

Questions?
One Stop Office, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop

Arrange Housing

  • Apply for housing in USFrooms:
    Go to www.usfca.edu/housing. From the menu options on the left side of the page click on Apply for Housing. Then click on Apply Now! USFrooms in the center of the page.
  • Submit Housing Deposit:
    As part of your application in USFrooms, you will need to submit a $300 non-refundable housing pre-payment.

Deadline: December 15. If you are admitted after December 15, you must complete this step within two weeks of receipt of your acceptance letter.

Questions?
Student Housing and Residential Education, UC Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6824, Fax: (415) 422-2480
Email: share@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/housing

New Student Orientation

Mark your calendars now and get ready for New Student Orientation!

  • Plan ahead for Orientation:
    The New Student Orientation program is required of all new students. It is an opportunity for you to develop friendships and connections that are not only vital to your success at USF but may help shape the rest of your life. So, plan to attend all new student orientation events.
  • Attend New Student Orientation on Friday, January 17, 2014.
    The New Student orientation schedule includes events to prepare you to succeed, events that connect you to resources that will help you thrive, and events that will help you make connections with other new students, faculty and staff.

 

For more information about New Student Orientation visit www.usfca.edu/orientation.

Questions?
Division of Student Life, University Center 420
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-5550, Fax: (415) 422-2898
Email:
orientation@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/orientation

 

Proof of Immunization

Incoming Students (Non-Nurses):

  • Get immunized:
    Students born on or after January 1, 1957, must submit evidence of two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) immunization. If proof of immunization for MMR is not available, a blood titer showing immunity for each disease will be accepted.
  • Submit proof:
    Evidence of immunization must be submitted in writing from a licensed medical professional. Records such as Immunization card or high school transcript showing immunization are also accepted. To download the Immunization Form, go to www.usfca.edu/hps and click on the Immunization Form link under the Quick Links section. Attach evidence of the required immunizations and mail, email, or fax the form to Health Promotion Services.
  • Save a copy:
    All students are strongly encouraged to keep a copy of their immunization records for future reference.

Deadline: February 1.Failure to complete the immunization requirement by February 1 will result in a $100 late fee and possible registration hold.

Questions?
Health Promotion Services, UC Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-5797, Fax: (888) 471-2290
Email: hps@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/hps

Nursing Students:

To protect the health of all USF community members and the patients that you serve, USF and our Clinical Partners require students to fulfill certain health requirements. Nursing students are expected to submit their immunization records to the School of Nursing and Health Professions, not Health Promotion Services.

  • Submit proof:
    Please go to the following website for full details: www.usfca.edu/nursing/healthrequirements/.

  • Save a copy:
    All students are strongly encouraged to keep a copy of their immunization records for future reference.

 

Deadline: February 1.Failure to complete the immunization requirement by February 1 will result in a $100 late fee and possible registration hold.

Questions?
School of Nursing and Health Professions, Cowell Hall
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 442-2693
Email: jwmoore@usfca.edu
Web: www.usfca.edu/nursing

Health Insurance

Health insurance is an investment in your well-being and peace of mind.

  • USF Plan:
    All undergraduate students registered for 9 credit hours or more will be automatically enrolled in and charged for the USF-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan.
  • Waive USF Plan:
    Students who have a health insurance plan with coverage comparable to the USF-sponsored plan may choose to waive this requirement each academic year. Spring 2014 waiver period begins in early December and ends February 1, 2014.

Deadline: February 1. If you do not waive the insurance requirement, you will be automatically enrolled in and charged for the USF-sponsored plan.

Questions?
Health Promotion Services, UC Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-5797, Fax: (888) 471-2290
Email: hps@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/hps

Alcohol and Sexual Violence Online Course

Think About It is a required, science-based online alcohol and drugs misuse and sexual violence prevention education course that prepares incoming college students for the unique challenges and responsibilities of college life. USF requires all new first-year and transfer undergraduate students to take Think About It for college before coming to campus. The deadline to take the course is January 22, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Students who fail to take the course will be fined $50.

  • Online Course:
    New first-year and transfer undergraduate students will receive an email with instructions to take the course. The email will be sent to your USFconnect email address. Students who fail to successfully complete the course will be fined $50.
  • Access the course:
    Go to www.usfca.edu/hps for information about Think About It.

Deadline: The online course must be completed by January 22, 5:00 p.m.

Questions?
Health Promotion Services, UC Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-5797, Fax: (888) 471-2290
Email: hps@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/hps

One Card

All USF students are issued a university photo ID card called a USF One Card. As a current USF cardholder, you may use your USF One Card to unlock doors and gain entrance into University buildings and facilities. You may also use your USF One Card to access your Flexi meal plan account, Dons Dollars debit account, Student Rewards Program account, and Student Advantage account. (Please visit the One Card website at www.usfca.edu/onecard for more information on these other access and entitlement privileges.)

  • Smile for the camera
    Have someone take your picture (or find a favorite one in your collection). Your entire head and shoulders must be visible and you should be facing directly towards the camera. Make sure it’s saved as a JPG or JPEG file.
  • Upload Your Photo
    Log onto the Online ID Express website with your USFconnect username and password. Under “Submit ID Photo”, click “Choose File” and find your photograph. Then upload and submit it.
  • Beat the Deadline
    We ask that you complete the Online ID Express process at least one week prior to your orientation to allow sufficient time for the One Card Office staff to create your account and import your photo into our system.
  • See If You Win
    If you complete Online ID Express by the deadline, you will automatically be entered into a raffle (prize to be determined).

Deadline: One week before orientation.

Questions?
One Card and Campus Security Systems, Lone Mountain, Room 130
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-7663, Fax: (415) 422-6664
Email: onecard@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onecard

Billing and Payment Information

Before you register for classes, you should plan out how you will pay your semester bill, including tuition, fees, and room and board. You won't be charged until you register, but you should still prepare in advance and be familiar with the system.

  • Go to ebill & epay:
    Log into USFconnect. Click on the Student tab, and then click on the ebill & epay link on the left. This is where you can view your bill, make payment, and more. Remember, you will not receive a paper bill, so you must log into ebill & epay to view your account.
  • Choose your method of payment:
    You may pay your tuition using online e-check, personal checks, international bank wire transfer, or by signing up for the payment plan. Go to www.usfca.edu/payment for more information.
  • Set up an authorized payer:
    Authorized payers are parents, spouses, employers, etc., who can view bills and make payments online. To set up an authorized payer, go to ebill & epay, located in the Student tab of USFconnect, and click on the Authorized Payers link from the menu on the left. Authorized payers can go to www.usfca.edu/authorizedpayer for more information.
  • Be aware of semester payment deadlines:
    Spring Continuing Students: January 2
    Spring New Students: January 10
    Summer: May 1
    Fall: August 1
    Intersession: January 2

Students must make payment in full or enroll in a payment plan by the deadlines listed above. Failure to meet the payment deadline will result in cancellation of your course registration. Please go to www.usfca.edu/paymentplan for more information about the payment plan.

If you register for classes after the payment due date for the semester, you must be prepared to pay the balance due at the time of registration, or you must enroll in the payment plan.

Go to www.usfca.edu/tuition for complete information about the university's tuition and payment policies.

Deadline: Because registration for new students is on January 10, payment is due upon registration. In future semesters, please note that the payment deadline is slighly earlier for continuing students.

Questions?
One Stop Office, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

The Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records

  • Privacy of Records:
    Under federal law, students' records (including grades, GPA, class schedule, tuition and billing records and more) cannot be disclosed to any third party, even parents, without the written authorization of the student (some exceptions apply). To learn more about your FERPA rights, go to www.usfca.edu/onestop/privacy.
  • Student Consent to Release Information:
    Students who wish to allow a third-party (parents, siblings, etc.) to view their education records must submit a form authorizing the access. Access can be granted to academic records, tuition and billing records, and/or financial aid records. Go to www.usfca.edu/studentconsent for instructions on how to submit the form.
  • What if I don't submit the Student Consent to Release Information form?
    If you do not authorize your parents to have access to your records, USF will not disclose any information to them. This means that your parents will not be able to call USF to find out information about your financial aid or balance even if they are helping you pay your tuition.

Deadline: You should understand your rights before you arrive on campus.

Questions?
One Stop Office, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Email: onestop@usfca.edu, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop

Explore Additional Resources

New students are encouraged to explore the following resources. From finding fitness classes to connecting your laptop to the network,the following resources will provide you with valuable information to help you get settled at USF.