Transfer Support

Transfer Check-list

Embarking on the journey of transferring to a new educational institution is an exciting, yet meticulous, process that requires careful consideration and planning. 

To ensure a smooth transition to USF St. Petersburg, we provide a comprehensive Transfer Checklist.

Before Applying:

Submit an application to USF and any supporting material such as official transcripts and
residency documents. Official transcripts can be requested through the current institution(s) to be sent electronically or delivered in person by the Office of Admissions.

Watch our tutorial if you need help with your application.

If you have a question about your admission application email

After Applying:
Congratulations on your acceptance to one of the most prominent research universities in the United States! 

Are you ready to get started on the transition to the University of South Florida? 

Here are your next steps:

  • Verify your Contact Information: Sign into and navigate to OASIS (Online
    Access Student Information System); navigate to “Personal Information”; verify your address, telephone number, and email address. Also, do not forget to check your residency status to ensure you are charged the correct tuition rate.
  • Submit your FAFSA: Make sure to add University of South Florida to your FAFSA FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid
  • Explore USF Scholarships: Check out additional scholarships by visiting Office of Financial Aid - Scholarships (
  • Register for Transfer Student Orientation: The Office of Orientation welcomes and informs new transfer students, and their families. This is an opportunity to learn about university services, academic resources, policies and procedures, departmental information, and campus organizations. All new students must attend Orientation. Clickhere to see dates and register for orientation: Transfer Students | Orientation | USF St. Petersburg Campus
  • Complete Pre-Orientation Module: Pre-Orientation is housed in Canvas as a course to introduce you to the University's learning management system, such as making an appointment with your major academic advisor. The link to join the course will be in your confirmation email. Pre-Orientation is due one (1) week before your scheduled Orientation Session date. If you fail to complete Pre-Orientation by the deadline, your Orientation Session will be rescheduled for a later date.
  • Connect with your Academic Advisor: Some academic programs or departments
    require enrollment confirmation, additional information, or your attendance at a special
    orientation session to secure a place in the program. Contact your program advisor and for further instructions and learn about registering for courses
    : Academic Advisors in Each College | Academic Advising | USF St. Petersburg Campus
  • Submit Final Official Transcripts and Test Scores: Before the start of the semester,
    submit your final official transcript(s) and official test scores. Official transcripts can be requested through the current institution(s) to be sent electronically to the University of South Florida.
  • Submit your Medical History: If you have an Immunization Hold, you will need to take
    care of this before you can register for classes. For more information visit
    Immunization Compliance | Student Health Services (
  • Explore Campus Life: Learn about the USF community and student resources by visiting Student Life | USF St. Petersburg Campus
  • Transfer Student Organization: Consider joining our transfer student organization, Tau Sigma National Honor Society.
  • Connect with Transfer Experience and Peer Coaches: New Student Experience recognizes and appreciates the uniqueness and diversity of our transfer student population. They provide many resources including peer coaches to guide you through your first semester at USF. Learn more by visting Transfer Experience | Compass | USF St. Petersburg Campus
  • Stay Updated on Campus Events and Resources: Download the Bulls Connect app and keep up-to-date with events that are happening on campus!
  • Follow the New Student Experience on Social Media: Want information about on-campus events and opportunities for transfer students? Follow New Student Experience on Instagram: nse_usfsp