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New USF Students

Welcome to the School of Geosciences!

If you have any questions or concerns about your transition to USF, please feel free to email us at

We know that as a transfer student it is vital for you to get acquainted with USF as soon as possible. For this reason we are happy to share with you an opportunity to meet Ms. Tess Ippolito, the undergraduate advisor for Geography, Geology, and Environmental Science and Policy.

Please click here to make an appointment using our eScheduler system.

If you are unable to schedule an appointment, please email with your availability Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM, and we will work with you to set up an appointment.

If you are coming into USF with some out of state/private school credit hours, you will need to have science/math courses from out of state/private institution evaluated by USF faculty to determine what courses they are equivalent to here at USF. We will discuss this further when you meet with us, but the sooner you get started on the process the sooner you can get registered. To get your science/math courses evaluated you will need to obtain the syllabi from all your science/math courses and then submit them online to the appropriate department.

Here are links to the evaluation processes from individual departments:

Note: If you have taken any math pre-requisite courses at a private or out-of-state institutions, email a scanned copy of your math transfer course syllabi to In the subject line write Math Course Evaluation. In the body of the email include all of the following information: Your name and U#, the name and state of each out-of-state or private school; a link to the online catalog/bulletin for each school; and a list of course names/numbers of the math course(s) that you wish to be evaluated for each school.

Please take a look at this Academic Advising 101 document and follow the instructions within after you have read all the previous material and have either attended an orientation session or have been cleared to enroll:
Academic Advising 101

We look forward to meeting with you soon!