Q: My former school will not send me transcripts in sealed envelopes to enclose with the rest of my application materials. What should I do?
A: Please request that your school send your transcript directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions using the following address:
University of San Diego
Office of Graduate Admission
5998 Alcala Pk
San Diego, CA 92110
If your name has changed, be sure to note your former name in your application so your transcripts can be matched to your file.
Q: A school I attended is able to send transcripts electronically. Does USD consider these official? To what email address would the school need to send the electronic transcripts?
A: Yes, USD considers transcripts that are sent electronically by a former school as official. Please have the school's registrar send the transcripts to email@example.com.
Q: If my school sends my transcripts via fax, is that considered an official transcript?
A: No, USD considers transcripts that are sent by fax to be unofficial.
Q: I took one course during the summer from a different university. Do I have to send the transcript for that one class?
A: Yes. You will need to submit that transcript. USD requires that transcripts from all schools attended after high school be submitted.
Q: My transcripts are from a school in a foreign country. What should I do?
A: Students who have earned degrees outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an outside agency such as World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators. A Course-by-Course Report must be submitted with your application. Please contact an agency for more information:
WES (World Education Services)
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274, U.S.A.
ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators)
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470 USA
Q: May I send my supplemental materials to the University of San Diego before I submit my online application?
A: You are able to submit supplemental documents before your application has been submitted; however, it is preferred that you submit as many application items online, at the same time, as possible. Documents that arrive before your application has been received will be held in a pending file until the application and fee are submitted. (Pending file items are held for six months and then destroyed.) Anything sent separately from the application should include your name, your date of birth, and the name of the program to which you are applying.