Welcome to the University of Sioux Falls

Questions? Contact us!

Admissions: 605-331-6600 or admissions@usiouxfalls.edu  

Financial Aid: 605-331-6623 or finaid@usiouxfalls.edu 

Student Life: 605-331-6620 or student.life@usiouxfalls.edu  

Registrar's Office: 605-331-6650 or registrar@usiouxfalls.edu 

 

We are excited to welcome you to the University of Sioux Falls community and looking forward to the upcoming semester!  Please review the information below to make your advising appointment and transition to USF seamless. 

Access the USF Welcome Guide

Schedule Your Registration Appointment 

In-Person Registration Events

We are excited to host you on campus for New Student Registration! Please refer to the schedule and additional information below to prepare for your event.

Event Schedule

  • Check-In | 9 a.m.
    • Check-in for New Student Registration events will be from 9-9:15 a.m. in the Salsbury Science Center located at 1505 S. Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105. Free parking will be available throughout campus.
  • Welcome and Morning Sessions | 9:15 a.m.
    • As you begin to prepare for the 2022-23 academic year, you may have a few questions. We will begin the day with information sessions about Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Academic Advising and more followed by a Q&A session.
  • Advising Appointment | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • After the morning sessions, students will be assigned a time to meet with an academic advisor, This 30-minute session will allow families to meet one-on-one with an academic advisor, finalize a fall schedule and discuss academic-related questions.
  • Complete Next Steps | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • While students are on campus, they will complete essential next steps to help provide a smooth transition in the fall. Students will be able to log into all USF-related accounts (email, MyUSF, Navigate Student App) and take/submit an ID photo for their student ID card.
  • Additional Appointments | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Students and families can meet with the following offices to ask questions or finalize any outstanding paperwork:
      • Financial Aid
      • Student Life - Housing and Meal Plans
      • Learning Accessibility Services
      • Athletics (NCAA Athletic Eligibility)
      • Student Accounts

Prepare for Advising

  • Academic advising is an opportunity to speak one-on-one with a faculty member in the major you have declared. During this conversation, you will discuss classes important to your major, the Liberal Arts Core and potential electives. Together, you will craft a class schedule that balances requirements with general courses of interest. To ensure the best schedule is created, please make sure you:
    • Submit college transcripts
    • If you wish to transfer in any college course that you previously completed (Dual Enrollment, PSEO, etc.), please request an official transcript to be sent to admissions@usiouxfalls.edu once all final grades are posted
    • If you are currently enrolled in any college courses, please send an unofficial transcript or a listing of all courses you have taken to admissions@usiouxfalls.edu. This will help the advisor prepare the best fall schedule.

Submit Advance Placement Transcripts

  • USF accepts AP exams for credit for students that score either a 4 or 5. If you have any AP exam scores you wish to submit, please order a transcript to be sent directly to USF online here.

Familiarize yourself with your major

  • Become familiar with the curriculum and requirements of your declared major online.

Virtual Registration Events

After you schedule your advising appointment, an admissions counselor will be connecting with you to ensure you have everything in place, and you are ready to meet with your advisor. The admissions counselor will cover the following information:

  • Access to your USF accounts
  • Academic Advising
  • Course Registration
  • Other helpful information

Please refer to the drop-down menus below for details. 

Before Registration

Access your USF Accounts

The admissions office will be sending you all of your log-in information prior to your virtual registration appointment. If you experience any problems logging into your accounts for the first time with your USF username and password, please contact your admissions counselor for assistance or email admissions@usiouxfalls.edu. 

Here are the steps you can use to log into your email and MyUSF:

  • On the bottom of the USF Homepage click on Campus Mail.
  • It will ask you for the username and password.
  • Office 365 Username: The first two letters of your first name, your entire last name followed by @usiouxfalls.edu. If this username is already in use, your middle initial will be used.
    • Example: John Joe Doe’s username will be either jodoe@usiouxfalls.edu or jojdoe@usiouxfalls.edu.
  • Password: Your initial complex password will be sent to you prior to your registration event.
    • After signing in the first time, you will be prompted to change your password.
  • Once you follow the prompts to set up your email, you can then go back to the bottom of the USF Homepage and click on MyUSF.
  • Use your MyUSF username and the new password you created when setting up your email account to log in. 
  • MyUSF Username: The first two letters of your first name, followed by your entire last name. If this username is already in use, your middle initial will be used.
    • Example John Joe Doe's username will be either jodoe or jojdoe.

Microsoft Teams

  • Click here to get started and select Sign in.
    • If you have previously signed into Microsoft 365 before, you will need to sign out and then select Use another account.
  • It will then ask you for an email account.
  • Email, phone or Skype: You will need to enter your myUSF username followed by @usiouxfalls.edu.
    • Example: John Doe’s account will be associated with jodoe@usiouxfalls.edu.
  • Password: Enter the password you created when setting up your email and myUSF accounts.
  • You should then have access to your Microsoft Teams account! 

Navigate Student

  • Navigate is a FREE mobile app that will help you thrive at the University of Sioux Falls, with customized content for YOU—whether you are in your first semester or a graduating senior, it is like an advisor in your pocket!
  • Click here to learn how to download, sign in and utilize the app.

Prepare for Advising

Academic advising is an opportunity to speak one-on-one with a faculty member in the major you have declared. During this conversation, you will discuss classes important to your major, the Liberal Arts Core, and potential electives. Together, you will craft a class schedule that balances requirements with general courses of interest. To ensure the best schedule is created, please make sure you:

  • Submit College Transcripts
    • If you wish to transfer in any college courses that you previously completed (Dual Enrollment, PSEO, etc.), please request an official transcript to be sent to admissions@usiouxfalls.edu once all final grades are posted.
    • If you are currently enrolled in any college courses, please send an unofficial transcript or a listing of all courses you have taken to admissions@usiouxfalls.edu. This will help the advisor prepare the best fall schedule. 
  • Submit Advance Placement Transcripts 
    • USF accepts AP exams for credit for students that score either a 4 or 5. If you have any AP exam scores you wish to submit, please order a transcript to be sent directly to USF online here.
  • Familiarize yourself with your major
    • Become familiar with the curriculum and requirements of your declared major online. 

Registration

  • Advising Appointment | Scheduled Individual Appointment 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CST
    • The admissions office will contact you with the exact time of your one-on-one advising appointment. This appointment will be held as a Microsoft Teams meeting, where you will connect with your academic advisor to discuss and finalize your fall schedule. Please refer to the Accessing your USF Accounts section above to ensure you are set up with the correct Microsoft Teams account.
  • Additional Appointment Options
    • Students and families are able to schedule additional appointments on their registration day or throughout the summer if they wish. Please sign up here or contact your admissions counselor to sign up for any additional appointments:
      • Financial Aid
      • Student Life - Housing and Meal Plans
      • Learning Accessibility Services
      • Athletics (NCAA Athletic Eligibility)
      • Student Accounts

After Registration

Congratulations! You are now officially a USF student and registered. Now it is time to make sure we have everything submitted and finalized. Please review the New Student Checklist in the USF Welcome Guide. If you have additional questions, please contact our admissions office at 605-331-6600 or admissions@usiouxfalls.edu.

Access the USF Welcome Guide

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