Follow these steps to enroll as an official USF St. Petersburg student and prepare for the first day of classes.
1. Activate your NetID email and verify/update your information.
Your University NetID is essential as you begin your USFSP student career. You will use your NetID to check the status of your application, tuition statement, financial aid, register for courses and your USF email account. You will also need your University NetID to login to the USFSP Orientation registration system. It is important not to share your NetID and password with anyone and to make sure you personally know your NetID name and password.
Here are step-by-step instructions to finding your University NetID:
- Visit NetID.
- Once on the site, select the “Login for more options” link. The first time that you visit OASIS, you will have to retrieve your University ID number and NetID.
- After selecting the Login link, perform the following steps:
- Select “Create an account now” under “Don’t have a USF NetID?”
- After entering your name, select the USF ID# radio button
- Next to the field titled “Enter USF ID #” will be a link for you to lookup your USF ID number.
- Once you have retrieved your USF ID, complete the Activation by USF ID # form.
- After selecting Activate NetID and retrieving said ID, return to the sign on page.
For assistance with your USF NetID, contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 813-974-1222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Once your NetID is active, you should check the accuracy of all personal information noted on your admission letter including your residency status (living or going to school in Florida does not necessarily guarantee Florida residency for tuition purposes).
- You can update your address, telephone and email online.
- To update your major, term of entry or campus, submit the Application Update form.
Freshmen are required to pay a non-refundable admissions deposit of $200. The deposit will be applied toward your first semester’s tuition charge. The deposit is due by May 1 for students admitted for the summer or fall term. The enrollment deposit may be paid on OASIS. This non-refundable deposit will both confirm and reserve your place in the class and is separate from the housing prepayment. Failure to pay the deposit by the deadline may result in the cancellation of your admission offer and admissions scholarships.
If your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is 1500 or lower on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you may be eligible to waive the admissions deposit.
3. Submit the Immunization Health History Form.
- You cannot register for courses or be considered for University Housing until your completed immunization file has been received.
- Bring a back-up copy of this paperwork with you to Orientation.
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5. Submit your final transcripts.
6. Submit your college transcripts (if applicable).
7. Submit additional test scores.
Scores on any examination that may elicit college credit, including Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate, should be sent to the Office of Admissions & Outreach as soon as they are available. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate scores must be sent electronically.
8. Continue the financial aid process.
- Apply for financial aid as early as possible each year. You can apply as early as January 1 using estimated income and tax return information.
- If eligible, apply for Bright Futures (while in high school) and notify Bright Futures which university you are attending.
- You will be automatically considered for all freshman scholarships offered through Admissions.
- You are encouraged to explore other scholarship opportunities, including USF Foundation scholarships and privately funded scholarships by using your high school guidance office, financial aid pages and fastweb.
After you have submitted the housing contract and housing deposit, please confirm that it was received by contacting Residence Life at 727-873-5101.
10. Register for your parking decal (optional).
11. Pay your tuition and fees.
Make sure to pay your tuition and other fees by the first Friday of the semester at 5:00 p.m. Visit OASIS to view your account summary and make payments.
12. Get connected! Like us on Facebook.
13. Participate in Welcome Week activities.
Welcome Week is a great opportunity for students to engage in campus clubs and organizations and connect with other students.
14. Get ready for your first day of classes!