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Application Checklist

You will be required to submit several different credentials in order to complete your application for admission. Please use the checklist below to make sure you submit all required documents so we can make a decision on your application.
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First-Year Students | Transfer Students

For a first-year application to be complete, we must have the following:

  • USD application submitted through the Common Application
  • Essay
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT Reasoning Test (which includes the writing test) or ACT (with the writing test) scores sent directly from the testing service.
  • One academic letter of recommendation (form included in application) from the student's counselor or teacher who has taught the student in an academic class
  • Application fee of $55.00. Fee waivers are available in cases of financial hardship. Requests must come from a school official and printed on school letterhead or by submitting the College Board fee waiver form.
  • International Applicants - check the International Admissions page for further requirements

 

For a transfer application to be complete, we must have the following:

  • USD application submitted through the Common Application
  • Essay
  • Official final high school transcript
  • Official college transcripts from all attempted college work
  • One academic letter of recommendation (form included in application) from a college professor
  • Application fee of $55.00. Fee waivers are available in cases of financial hardship. Requests must come from a school official and printed on school letterhead or by submitting the College Board fee waiver form.
  • International Applicants - check the International Admissions page for further requirements

Please address all correspondence to:
University of San Diego
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492