Torero Promise

The University of San Diego and the San Diego Catholic Diocese have a long and rich history of collaboration and working for a common good.

"For all that this Torero Promise symbolizes of the linkage—the bond of love and affection, of faith and fidelity—between this university and the Diocese of San Diego" - Bishop Robert McElroy

Torero Promise banner with the USD logos included

The Torero Promise is a guaranteed admissions program for the students graduating from:

  • Academy of Our Lady of Peace
  • Cathedral Catholic High School
  • Mater Dei High School
  • St. Augustine High School
  • Vincent Memorial Catholic High School

To be eligible for the Torero Promise, a student must:

  • Achieve a weighted, recalculated grade point average of 3.7 by the end of their junior year (USD recalculates a grade point average based on courses in English, Math, Science, Social Science, Foreign Language and Religion. Weighted values are given for Honors, AP and IB course work).
  • Have taken and successfully completed at least three academic classes at the Honors, AP or IB level by the end of their junior year.
  • Have no disciplinary record during high school.
  • Submit the Common Application by our priority deadline of December 15.