Information for Deposited Undergraduate Transfer Students

Congratulations on making your decision to attend USciences! We are very excited to be able to welcome you to our campus community. Before you begin classes, there are a few things you’ll need to complete. Use this list as your guide:

  1. Set Up Your Housing Account  Once you have submitted your housing deposit, check your email in June for information from the Office of Residence Life and Student Life. Specific information regarding setting up your housing account, choosing roommates, and other information will be provided. This email will be sent to the primary email address associated with your University application. Create your housing account and submit your housing preferences by July 2.
  2. 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 Loan Counseling
  3. 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
  4. Complete your Student Health Record  Complete your Student Health Record by August 2, 2019. 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.
  5. Complete the Student Health Insurance Waiver/Enrollment Process Students registered for five 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 of the SHIP. Visit the Student Health and Counseling Center webpage for more information or call 215-596-8536 with any questions.
  6. Complete the Math and Writing Placements  You will be contacted via email if the math and/or writing placement exercises are necessary.
  7. 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.
  8. Physician Assistant Students: Complete Required Shadowing Hours  First year transfer students are required to complete 50 hours, and students transferring into the second year have to complete 150 hours of shadowing/direct patient health care prior to the first day of classes. Use this form to document your hours. For questions, contact Deborah Summers, Undergraduate Pre-Professional Physician Assistant Program Director, at
  9. Attend Our Transfer Welcome Event  To get ready for your first semester, all new transfer students are invited to campus for our Transfer Student Welcome Event. On this day you’ll be able to:
    • Receive your Student ID card 
    • Meet your advisors, faculty, staff, and fellow students 
    • Tour campus, including student services areas
    • Enjoy lunch
    Check your email in the spring for the date and time of this event.  A full schedule for the day will be provided closer to the event, along with your RSVP
  10. Show Your School Spirit  Check out the USciences gear at our online spirit store and get yours now!

Important Dates 2019-2020

TBD: Transfer Student Welcome Event
August 26: First day of fall classes
January 13: First day of spring 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