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

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.

Review Application Requirements


Application Deadlines

First-Year Students

Fall 2017

Regular Decision: December 15, 2016
Late Decision: February 1, 2017

Spring 2018

Regular Decision: October 1, 2017
Late Decision: November 15, 2017

Transfer Students

Fall 2017

Regular Decision: March 1, 2017
Late Decision: June 1, 2017

Spring 2018

Regular Decision: October 1, 2017
Late Decision: December 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 2016)

14,000+ Applications Received

51% Acceptance Rate

3.72-4.18 Middle 50% Admitted GPA (weighted)
1710-2010 Middle 50% Admitted SAT
27-31 Middle 50% Admitted ACT

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Admissions
Manchester Hall
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (800) 248-4873 or (619) 260-4506
Fax: (619) 260-6836

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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