Incoming Freshmen

As a new student at the University of St. Francis, we will work closely with you through the application, admissions, and financial aid processes, so you can relax and fully enjoy the experience of becoming a college student.

Our awards and high rankings showcase our accomplishments as a university, but our real achievements comes from your success as a USF student.

This is a great time in your life, and we are sure you will find USF to be the right choice for your college needs.

usf is test optional

Test scores are not required

With SAT and ACT testing canceled in the face of COVID-19, USF has waived the requirement for those test scores for incoming freshmen.

We will still accept your scores if you have them, but they are now optional as part of USF’s admissions process.

Information About Admissions

You need to provide high school transcripts, and these must show successful completion in a college prep curriculum which includes the following:

  • English – 4 years
  • Mathematics – 3 years (Geometry and two additional courses including one full year of Algebra I or its equivalent or any other courses above Algebra I)
  • Social Studies – 2 years
  • Science – 2 years (one with lab)
  • Foreign Language or Computer Science or Music/Art – 3 years (Courses from two of the three areas) Electives – 3 years

And then answer these questions:

  • Do you have a 2.5/4.0 cumulative grade point average?

Congratulations! If all of the above are true, you meet the Automatic Admission requirements for the University of St. Francis. Don’t hesitate, apply right away.

If you do not meet the above requirements, there are other entrance options. Please contact for more information.

View our Freshmen Admission Checklist now!

Click on the links below to view more information:

The University of St. Francis offers quite a few different types of scholarships and grants to help you pay for college.

NOTE: Our published tuition is NOT what most students pay!  Almost all of our undergraduate students receive aid and scholarships that greatly reduce the final cost of school. Don’t let the initial price scare you– remember to subtract all of your scholarships, Pell, MAP, and other aid!

Click here for more about USF scholarships.

USF is also a member of RaiseMe, the online scholarship system. Click here to learn more about USF opportunities there.

We have moved our visits and Admissions events online. You can schedule individual sessions or attend a virtual meeting easily from wherever you are!

Click here for more details.


If you’ve got questions or want some specific information on a program or activity, email us at,call 800-735-7500 to speak with a representative of USF, or schedule a visit!

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