Requirements & Timeline

Admissions Scholarships Accepting/Renewing Your Scholarship FAQs

Requirements & Timeline

Students are selected for admissions scholarships based upon the following criteria:

  • High school GPA (recalculated by admissions)
  • SAT or ACT test scores

To be considered for admissions scholarships, be sure to:

  • Submit a complete admissions application by January 15. There is no separate application needed, but all required information, including application fee or fee waiver, official SAT or ACT scores, official high school transcripts, and any other required documents are needed for an application to be considered complete. Ensure that your application is complete by logging into my.usf.edu, selecting OASIS and reviewing the admissions checklist.
  • Review your residency classification by checking usf.edu. If necessary, please submit an updated residency declarationby January 15.
  • Submit updated SAT or ACT scores if you retest in the Fall semester.

Awarding Timeline

If selected for an admissions scholarship, you will be notified by mail as part of your admission acceptance letter or a separate scholarship offer letter. Notification takes place between October and February.

Transcripts and test scores received within the awarding timeline will be used for consideration. Even after you have been admitted, you may receive an admissions scholarship or an upgraded scholarship offer based on improved test scores. As scholarship funds are limited, you should send updated information as soon as possible. Senior year grades or test scores received after the awarding timeline will not be considered for scholarship selection.

Note: Scores from ACT/SAT test dates in December are the last to be used for scholarship consideration. Grades from senior year will not be used in consideration.