Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been personally affected by the recent California wildfires. Please know that the University of San Diego is committed to providing the best support possible during this trying time. Do not hesitate to contact your admission counselor if you are in need of admission accommodations, including the option to apply late.

To apply to USD, you must complete the Common Application and accompanying USD Member Questions. Visit to create a free user account and get started.

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Additional information for:

 International First-Year Applicants    International Transfer Applicants   
              Transfer Applicants                       Undocumented Applicants       

Application Deadlines

First-Year Students

Fall 2019

Regular Decision: December 15, 2018
Late Decision: February 1, 2019

Spring 2019

Regular Decision: October 1, 2018
Late Decision: November 1, 2018

Transfer Students

Fall 2019

Regular Decision: March 1, 2019
Late Decision: June 1, 2019

Spring 2019

Regular Decision: October 1, 2018
Late Decision: November 1, 2018


Official Test Scores

Review our SAT and ACT webpage to learn more about USD's testing requirements, deadlines and school codes.

Check to see if your AP, IB or CLEP test scores qualify for course credit at USD.


Admissions Stats (Fall 2018)

13,200+ Applications Received

53% Acceptance Rate

3.81-4.23 Middle 50% Admitted GPA (weighted)
1230-1400 Middle 50% Admitted SAT
27-32 Middle 50% Admitted ACT

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