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Graduate Students: Your Next Steps

Congratulations on your admission to UHD! We are excited for your upcoming arrival. Following these next steps will help ensure a successful transition in the Summer and Fall semesters.

Step 1 Get Connected with UHD

Familiarize yourself with your myUHD account which is the direct link to accessing your course registration, tuition payment, and grades. Also, set up your GatorMail e-mail account to receive exclusive invitations to upcoming new student events, updates about your financial aid, and other university communications.

Step 2 Explore Scholarships and Financial Aid

UHD offers a variety of financial aid programs to help you cover the cost of your education. From scholarships and grants to work-study, and loans, there are options to meet your financial needs. The priority deadline for Financial Aid is April 1st of each year. UHD’s school code for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application is 003612. 

Step 3 Contact Your Program Director

Contact the program director of your department to find out your next steps regarding advisement and registration.

Step 4 Get Registered for Classes

To secure the class schedule that best meets your needs, be sure and register early through your myUHD account. Classes fill quickly.

Step 5 RSVP and Attend Graduate Student Orientation

We encourage new students to attend our Graduate Orientation. The Graduate Orientation is specifically designed to meet your transitional and academic needs as you begin your first semester at UHD.

Step 6 Purchase Your Parking Permit

Familiarize yourself with student parking options, and purchase your parking permit online through your myUHD account.

Step 7 Explore UHD payment options

We encourage you to take advantage of an installment payment plan, emergency deferment plan or other payment options to help cover the cost of your tuition and fees.

Step 8 Participate in Welcome Week Activities

Welcome Week is a tradition that welcomes new and current students each fall and spring semester to the campus during the first week of classes. It gives you the opportunity to connect with other students while experiencing a schedule of fun and student-centered activities.