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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The latest updates about USciences return to campus: usciences.edu/coronavirus. The full plan for a phased return of employees and students: usciences.edu/campusguidelines.

Information for Deposited Undergraduate / First-time Students

Congratulations! Your hard work and dedication have paid off. Now it's time to get ready for this next exciting stage in your life. There's a lot to do before your first day of class, so we've provided some helpful information, resources and deadlines:

  1. Submit Your Housing Deposit (if you haven't done so already) Students interested in living on campus will also need to submit a housing deposit* online. The housing deposit is $200. All unmarried first and second year students under the age of 21 whose permanent address is beyond the 30-mile commuting range are required to reside in University housing for the first two years. 
    * Housing deposits are nonrefundable and will be applied to your bill.
  2. Set Up Your Housing Account  Once you have submitted your housing deposit, you can create your housing account and submit your housing preferences. Students who complete their housing account and create a roommate group with a preferred specific roommate by June 1 will receive a housing assignment by no later than June 15.  All students must complete the housing account and make roommate selections or create a roommate profile (if desired) by July 1 and housing assignments will be provided by no later than July 15.
    Students who wish to make a preference for a specific roommate should also follow these instructions.
    - Students who wish to set up a roommate profile and search for other individuals based on a variety of filterable criteria (such as lifestyle preferences and major) should follow these instructions. The process is quick and you are able to easily turn your profile on and off with just one click.
    - Don’t have a preferred roommate? Residence Life will match you with a roommate based on your lifestyle preference.

  3. Have You Applied for Financial Aid Yet?  If you plan to be considered for need-based aid,  complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Contact the Financial Aid Office to ensure that you have filed all necessary paperwork. Our financial aid counselors will notify you of steps to take to complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling.
  4. Submit any Remaining Necessary Documents ASAP  Send any AP, IB, CLEP, and/or any/all official college transcripts and credit information to the Admission Office as soon as they become available to ensure your classes are accurately scheduled.
  5. Attend Orientation Orientation is the best opportunity for you to become familiar with USciences and your future classmates. We’ve created new and personalized experiences, both virtually and in-person, to get you connected and to feel more comfortable. This brand-new Orientation experience will include a set of virtual events scheduled over the summer and will culminate with an on-campus event  Register here
  6. Complete your Student Health Record  Complete your Student Health Record by August 7, 2020. There are several different Student Health Records, so please be sure you select the correct one.  Visit the Student Health and Counseling Center webpage for more information or call  215-596-8980 with any questions.
  7. Complete the Student Health Insurance Waiver/Enrollment Process Students registered for six or more credits are required to enroll in the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Students who are able to demonstrate comparable coverage may be able to opt out of the SHIP. Visit the Student Health and Counseling Center webpage for more information or call 215-596-8536 with any questions.
  8. Complete the Math and Writing Placements  You are required to take both a math placement and writing placement exercise.  Each placement exercise is due by June 30.
  9. Commuter Students 
    If you plan to take public transportation: The university partners with SEPTA for a select number of discounted student commuter passes per semester. Passes are purchased on a first come, first served basis. Please email Lisa Corroto for more information. The deadlines set by SEPTA for the discounted passes are July 6th (fall passes) and the end of November (spring passes).
    If you plan to drive: The University offers parking permits for commuter students on a first come, first served basis for an annual fee.  Please email Terry Reilly starting in early July to apply for a parking permit.

  10. Review the University's computing requirements Review the computing requirements for the university community.  For questions, reach out to the Information Technology department at helpdesk@usciences.edu.
  11. Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy Students: Review Your Program's Essential Functions / Technical Standards  If you are an Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, or Physical Therapy student, review the Essential Functions/Technical Standards before the semester begins.
  12. Pre-Physician Assistant Students: Complete Required Shadowing or Direct Patient Contact Hours  First year undergraduate students are required to complete 50 hours of shadowing or direct patient contact prior to the first day of classes. Examples of direct patient contact opportunities can be found here.  Use this form to document your hours. 

  13. Show Your School Spirit  Check out the USciences gear at our online spirit store and get yours now!

For students entering into or considering pursuing certain healthcare programs at USciences:

Students offered admission to USciences and who are considering pursuing certain healthcare related careers must be aware that a positive criminal background check could lead to an inability to participate with field experience sites, not graduating on time, dismissal from the program, and/or an inability to become licensed in some healthcare or healthcare related professions.

Important Dates 2020-2021

May 1: Enrollment deadline
June 17-18, 22-23 or 24-25
First-year Orientation 
August 27: Move-in Day
August 31: First day 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