Process and Procedure
The Herd of Thunder Marching Band is open to all college degree seeking students in the Tampa Bay area. If you are a full time USF student, simply register for HOT during registration. If you are a Degree Seeking Student at another college or university in the Tampa Bay area, register as a Non-Degree Seeking (NDS) Student at USF following the directions below. (Marching Band can not be the only class that you are taking in the semester. You must be taking classes towards a degree at another institution.)
-Apply as a non-degree seeking student
-Go to www.registrar.usf.edu
-Under “Quick Links” click on “Non-Degree Admission”
-After reading the information, click on “Click here when you are ready to apply online” (found under the paragraph about the application fee)
-Enter your U# or SSN in the “Student ID” box
-Choose the correct term from the drop down box (Fall)
-Click on “Submit Term”
-Continue through the online application until complete (you may save and return to the process at a later time)
-Non-refundable $30.00 application fee
-During the online application process you will be given the opportunity to “pay now”.
-If you are not prompted to pay online during the application process, go to https://usfonline.admin.usf.edu/
-Enter your Net ID and Password that you created during the application process
-Click on “Student”
-Click on “Admissions”
-Click on “Pay My Application Fee”
-Health History form needs to be submitted to Student Health Services
-Go to http://www.shs.usf.edu/userfiles/files/Medical%20History%20Immunization%20Compliance.pdf
-Fill out the form and return it to Student Health Services at USF-Tampa Campus.
For more information about USF Immunization Requirements, please visit: http://www.shs.usf.edu/incoming-students.aspx#immunizations
Upon acceptance to USF, the University will contact you and you will be able to sign up for Marching Band at that time through the Online Access Student Information System (OASIS). If you receive a letter stating that you have been denied admittance, please fill out the top part of the NDS form, sign and date it, and return it to Jason Bombaugh in the HOT Office along with a copy of your fall schedule from the institution where you are a degree-seeking student.
Upfront costs of registration and tuition are the responsibility of the student and are not paid by the student stipend awarded for participation in the class. The current cost per credit hour for Florida Residents is $191.26. Other fees may also be assessed by the University.
Blocked During Application Process?
If the website does not allow you to complete the application process and you are blocked, the website should provide you with a reason for the block. If you do not have a reason provided or are unsure what the reason for the block is, please contact Jason Bombaugh at 813-974-7144 or email@example.com
At this time you will be able to determine the reason for the block. A block during the registration process is usually due to a hold by the registrar on your record. If this is the case, please print and fill out the NDS form. Bring the completed form and a copy of your Fall schedule from the college or university that you attend to Jason Bombaugh’s office located in the Music Building (MUS 101 G). Once your form has been cleared, you will be contacted stating that you can now apply. Follow the application steps above until complete.
If you are registering for the class late, please print and fill out the two Academic Regulations Committee (ARC) forms – Late Drop/Add Petition Form and the Instructor’s Documentation Form. Bring the completed forms to Dr. McCutchen in the Musc Building (MUS 308). After Dr. McCutchen signs the forms, you must then deliver the forms along with a typed personal statement explaining why you are making this petition to the ARC representative in the College of The Arts (CoTA) office in the Fine Arts building (FAH-120). Once you have been notified of an approval for the late add, it will take five (5) business days to have the course added to your schedule. You should check your OASIS account to confirm the course has been added.
-A $100.00 late fee is applied to your record. You will have five (5) days after the course is added to pay any related fees.
For any problems with the registration process, contact: