DPT New Student Information

Congratulations, you've been accepted! ...Now what?

Here are some of the details you need to know, from signing your acceptance form to participating in orientation sessions!

Acceptance Form and Deposit

Make sure you do the following by the deadline in your offer email:

  • Submit the signed acceptance form via DocuSign
  • Pay your $500 non-refundable registration fee deposit (instructions and form)


All incoming students are required to send official transcripts to San Francisco State University and updated transcripts to UCSF.  Please click here for more information.

ImmunizationsDPT students providing care to a patient at the Health and Wellness Center

All students are required to submit immunization/titer information in two places:

  • UCSF Student Health & Counseling - the university must review and approve your immunizations to clear you to register for classes
  • CastleBranch (our compliance tracking partner) - your documentation must be fully approved in order to participate in clinical experiences

Although the requirements between the two systems are similar, there are differences between the two. Please note: Castlebranch requires both vaccination AND positive titers. If your titers are NEGATIVE, you will be required to receive boosters and an additional titer. This may take anywhere from 4 weeks to 6 months to complete.

We strongly encourage you to get started on your requirements as soon as possible to avoid delays to your initial clinical experience.  

Important Dates

Once you get your UCSF and SFSU email addresses, be sure to check them daily for important information.

  • New student welcome & pre-orientation: Part 1 (online): March 4, 2024
  • Deadline to apply for financial aid: April 8, 2024
  • Pre-orientation: Part 2 (online): April 1, 2024; Part 3 (online): May 6, 2024
  • New student orientation (in-person): June 7, 2024
  • First day of classes: June 10, 2024

MyAccess Single Sign-On (SSO)

Once you're in the UCSF system, you'll receive information to log into MyAccess single sign-on (SSO) to access almost everything you need, including:

  • Student Portal for registration and health
  • UC Learning Center for required trainings
  • Financial Aid
  • Library resources
  • Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) for your UCSF course pages and Student Resources page
  • Exxat for clinical experience placements

Contact the Office of the Registrar ([email protected]) if you do not receive login information for MyAccess or email.

Program Campuses

For more information about traveling between the SFSU campus and the Mission Bay and Parnassus UCSF campuses, check out our Student Life page. There is also more information specific to UCSF shuttles, parking, and late-night Lyft program here.

Other Campus Services

Below are just a couple of additional services incoming students request: