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SAT and ACT

Perhaps no part of the application process causes more stress and anxiety than the standardized test. At USD, we recognize the limitations of testing and try to use the scores you submit in the way they were intended: as one measure among many that help us identify students who will be successful in our rigorous academic environment.

Below are some answers to your most common questions regarding the SAT and ACT. Please note that both tests have recently undergone changes. Beginning with the entering class of Fall 2017, students will be taking the “new” versions of these exams. 


The College Board's SAT Score Converter is the official tool for comparing old and new SAT scores. This link will take you to the SAT score converter. You will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the converter. 

  • What are USD’s school codes?
  • Which exam should I take?
  • Is the essay required?
  • Do you super score the exams?
  • How are the scores used?
  • What if I took the “old” SAT, can I submit that?
  • If I am applying as a Transfer student, do I have to submit a test score?

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
admissions@sandiego.edu

Office Hours

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