Information for Accepted / Deposited Graduate and Graduate Professional Students

Congratulations again on your acceptance to USciences! You are about to join a world-class community of scholars, researchers, and expert practitioners working at the cutting edge of science and healthcare. To get you ready, we've prepared a helpful list of resources:

  1. Graduate Students in MS, PhD, and Certificate Programs   Officially reserve your place at USciences by submitting your enrollment deposit* online within two weeks of your acceptance. A nonrefundable $150 deposit is required and will be credited toward your first semester's tuition. Please also submit your completed Graduate Enrollment Reservation Form to graduate@usciences.edu.
    * Enrollment and housing deposits are nonrefundable and will be credited to your bill.

  2. Graduate Professional Students in MOT, DrOT, DPT, and PharmD Programs  Officially reserve your place at USciences by submitting your enrollment deposit* online. Check your acceptance letter for your deposit due date. This deposit will be credit toward your first semester's tuition.
    * Enrollment and housing deposits are nonrefundable and will be credited to your bill.
  3. Graduate Professional Physical Therapy, Graduate Professional Pharmacy, and Post-Baccalaureate Occupational Therapy Students   Review this important information
    - Graduate Professional Physical Therapy
    - Graduate Professional Pharmacy
    - Post-Baccalaureate Occupational Therapy
  4. Investigate Your Financial Eligibility and Apply for Financial Aid Contact the Financial Aid Office to learn more about financial aid options for graduate students
  5. Attend Orientation  Check your email for Orientation dates. Don't miss this chance to meet your future classmates, get advising from program faculty, register for classes, and learn all the essentials about graduate student life at USciences. Online students are welcome but not required to attend Orientation.
  6. Explore Local Housing Options  Search our list of nearby apartments in Philadelphia's vibrant University City neighborhood
  7. Complete Your Student Health Record  Students registered for five or more credits are required to enroll in the University Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Visit the Student Health and Counseling Center website or call 215-596-8980 with any questions. Others students must enroll in SHIP OR provide proof of insurance
  8. Placement Exams for Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacognosy Students  Students in these programs should schedule placement exams prior to the start of classes by contacting Dr. McKee at j.mckee@usciences.edu
  9. Review Technical Standards/Essential Functions  Professional students in Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy will need to review technical standards/essential functions prior to beginning class. Select your program from the list below:
    - Occupational Therapy
    - Pharmacy
    - Physical Therapy
  10. Graduate Student Instructors  Graduate Student Instructors (GSI) must submit their completed GSI contract to graduateoffice@usciences.edu and attend GSI training. For questions, contact Cassandra Jefferson, Director of Graduate Education, at c.jefferson@usciences.edu or your program director

Additional Information for Accepted Graduate International Students

Submit a Certification of Finances Form to Receive an I-20

For questions, contact Bill Keyes at w.keyes@usciences.edu.

Attend Orientation

All international graduate students must attend both the International Student Orientation and the New Student Orientation. Meet your future classmates, get advising from program faculty, register for classes, and learn all the essentials about graduate student life at USciences. Please make plans to be on campus the week prior to the start of classes.

Important Contacts

Admission: 888-996-8747
Financial Aid: 215-596-8894
Residential Life: 215-596-8756
Meal Plans: 215-596-8901
Student Health: 215-596-8980
Student Accounts: 215-596-8860