What’s Next: First Time in College Students

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.

NetID Instructions

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:

  1. Visit NetID.
  2. 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.
  3. After selecting the Login link, perform the following steps:
  • ƒ Select “Create an account now” under “Don’t have a USF NetID?”
  • ƒ After entering your name, select the USF ID# radio button
  • ƒNext 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 help@usf.edu.

Verify/update your information

  • 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.

2. Pay your admissions deposit to reserve your space in the freshman class. (OASIS > Admissions > Pay Your Admissions Deposit).

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 and Immunization Documentation.

    • You cannot register for courses or be considered for University Housing until your completed immunization documents have been received.
    • Bring a back-up copy of this paperwork with you to Orientation.

4. Submit your Proof of Florida Residency.

If you are incorrectly listed as a non-Florida resident, please submit the required documentation. More info.

5. Register for Orientation

Admitted freshmen (FTIC) must register for and attend Orientation. At Orientation, you’ll register for courses, so be sure to sign up for the earliest Orientation possible to benefit from increased class availability. Contact the Office of Orientation at (727) 873-4754 with questions.

6. Submit your final transcripts.

Your official final high school transcript noting the date of your high school graduation is due within two weeks of graduation. Final transcripts may be received electronically from participating institutions upon your request to the high school. In the rare event of a problem with electronic submission, you may need to request that your high school send a hard copy transcript. Applicants from out-of-state institutions may need to supply hard copy transcripts. Hard copy transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the institution attended. Faxed transcripts will not be considered. Failure to provide official final transcripts and test scores may affect your ability to register for courses, adjust your schedule or send transcripts to other institutions. You may check the status of all essential admissions documents on OASIS.

If you have taken dual enrollment courses, official college transcripts are due immediately once grades are posted. Although college coursework may appear on the high school transcript, an official college transcript is required for the purposes of admission and transfer of credit. Freshmen who have taken dual enrollment courses are required to have a minimum college GPA of 2.0 to maintain their offer of admission.

7. Submit additional test scores.

Scores from any examination that may grant college credit, including Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate, should be sent to Undergraduate Admissions as soon as they are available. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate scores must be sent electronically.

8. Submit any Required Financial Aid Documents in OASIS

Any documents requested of you will appear in OASIS, so check frequently to submit them in a timely manner. You will also view and accept any awards in OASIS.

9. Apply for University Housing and the Meal Plan.

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).

A parking decal is needed to park on campus 24/7.  Make sure to register your vehicle and pay for your decal before the semester begins. Visit the Cashier’s Office in Bayboro Hall (in between Davis Hall and the Poynter Library) to purchase your decal.

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! Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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. Prepare for your first day of classes!