Here's everything you need to know about beginning your Changemaker journey at USD.

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Application Deadlines

First-Year Students

Fall 2018

Regular Decision: December 15, 2017
Late Decision: March 1, 2018

Spring 2018

Regular Decision: October 1, 2017
Late Decision: November 1, 2017

Transfer Students

Fall 2018

Regular Decision: March 1, 2018
Late Decision: June 1, 2018

Spring 2018

Regular Decision: October 1, 2017
Late Decision: November 1, 2017


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 2017)

14,700+ Applications Received

49% Acceptance Rate

3.75-4.19 Middle 50% Admitted GPA (weighted)
1210-1350 Middle 50% Admitted SAT
27-31 Middle 50% Admitted ACT

Do you have the makings of a Torero?

Learn more about what we look for in an applicant
and how our admission counselors will review your application.

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