The USFSM application for admission is available on-line and is required for the following:

  • First time in college applicant for admission to a baccalaureate degree program;
  • Transfer applicant pursuing a baccalaureate degree program;
  • Former USF System institution student who has not been enrolled in a USF System institution during the twelve (12) months or three consecutive terms prior to the new term of admission;
  • Student who has been academically dismissed from the institution;
  • Continuing or former USF System student applying for a second degree or another level of study, i.e. graduate degree program, if required by an institution within the USF System; or
  • Graduate applicant.

When to Apply

Applications for admission and non-refundable application fees for USFSM must be submitted by the published application deadline for the requested term of entry or the degree program, whichever is earlier. (see Academic Calendar) USFSM begins admitting students 12 months prior to the requested date of entry. If the application, fee, or application materials are received after the published application deadline, or after the enrollment limits or program limits are achieved for the requested term of entry, USFSM reserves the right to process the application for the next available semester.

Application Fee

A $30.00 non-refundable application fee must be included with the application.

Immunity Proof Requirement

Prior to registering for classes, all students born after 1956 are required to present documentation of proof of immunity to MEASLES (Rubeola) and RUBELLA (German Measles). It is further required that all students must present proof of immunity to Hepatitis B and Meningitis or decline immunization by signature. Students living in USFSM housing must be vaccinated against meningitis. The option to decline immunization is not permitted. (See Immunization Policy) Temporary medical exemptions must be submitted by the attending physician and include reason for exemption and duration of exemption.

  • For religious exemption applications, contact Student Health Services.
  • For off-campus term exemptions, contact Registrar.

International Applicants

International applicants must submit the application and all admission credentials so that all materials are received by the application deadline for the requested term of entry.

Transcripts and Other Documents

Official transcripts, test scores, and other required credentials must be received directly from the issuing institution or agency. The applicant is responsible for requesting all required credentials and ensuring that they are received by USFSM Office of Admissions. All documents and credentials submitted are the property of USFSM. Originals or copies of the originals will not be returned to the applicant nor forwarded to any third parties.

USFSM reserves the right to request the testing agency to validate any applicant’s admission materials including transcripts and test scores such as SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS used in the admission process if, in the judgment of University officials, there is reason to warrant this validation.

An application for admission, residency affidavit, or supporting documentation submitted by or on behalf of a student containing false, fraudulent, or incomplete information may result in the denial of admission, or future semester registration and/or rescission of admission, credit, or degrees awarded by USFSM.

Change Term of Entry

Applicants may request admission for a different entry term that begins within 12 months of the original date of application without submitting a new application or paying another application fee. Any request for changes of the entry term or change to another institution in the USF System must be submitted in writing, and must provide the names of any college(s) attended and/or college work attempted that is not reflected on the original application. Also, official copies of transcripts must be received by the application deadline for the new term of entry or the degree program, whichever is earlier. If the new term of entry begins more than 12 months after the original application, a new application and fee must be submitted.