|Important Dates and Deadlines|
|January 15, 2017||Commitment Deposit Due|
|March 1, 2017||Financial Aid Priority Filing Date|
|March 13, 2017||Law School Campus Visit Day*|
|March 27, 2017||Law School Campus Visit Day*|
|April 7, 2017||Law School Campus Visit Day*|
|August 11, 2017||Official Transcript Deadline|
|August 14-18, 2017||Mandatory First Year Orientation|
|August 21, 2017||Classes Begin|
*Additional event information will be available prior to each event
To reserve your place at USD, as stated in the Early Decision Program Agreement that you signed or electronically certified, you will need to do the following:
- Submit a $500 non-refundable deposit by January 15, 2017
- Immediately withdraw all applications to other law schools
How to Submit your Deposit
Shortly following your offer of admission, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to submit an online deposit via our secure MySanDiego Portal. Additionally, we also accept checks or money orders by mail to:University of San Diego, School of Law Admissions Office, Warren Hall 203 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Financial Aid and Scholarships
If you wish to be considered for financial assistance such as student loans and work study, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Information regarding the financial aid process is available on the USD Law Financial Aid website. Updates about Financial Aid, including tuition and cost of attendance information, will become available on the website in mid-February.
USD offers a number of merit and/or need-based scholarships to entering students. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and a separate application is not required. Scholarship awarding may occur at any time after admission contingent on the availability of funds.
An official final transcript indicating conferral of your bachelor's degree must be received in the Admissions Office by August 11, 2017. In addition, if you received advanced degrees and you want them noted on your USD transcript, you must submit an official transcript for that degree to the Admissions Office. If this is not available by registration day, you must provide a letter by the registrar of your degree-granting college certifying you have completed all degree requirements. As soon as conferral of degree is noted on the official transcript, a copy must be forwarded to the Law School Admissions Office from your degree-granting school to complete your file. Please note transcripts received via LSAC's CAS service satisfy this requirement only if the conferral of your bachelor's degree is indicated.
To obtain more information about housing, or moving to and living in San Diego, you may wish to visit some of these sites: www.sandiego.com, www.sdchamber.org, or visit www.apartmentguide.com or www.move.com. In addition, the Office of Admissions has created a web page titled Living in San Diego.
Lastly, the Office of Admissions will conduct a roommate survey for admitted law students in mid-June. The results will be compiled into an online roommate list for all participating admitted applicants to access by early July. This service is only available to admitted applicants that have submitted both tuition deposits.
Student Health Insurance
All entering students will be required to either: (1) enroll in the University health insurance plan, or (2) waive participation in the University sponsored plan if the student has adequate health insurance coverage. Additional information will be available on the MySanDiego Portal.