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Torero Countdown Checklist

Please follow the Torero Countdown Checklist for all the steps you need to complete as you prepare for arrival and starting classes this fall.

You will receive the Torero Countdown Checklist in the mail after you deposit.

Let's Get Started!

Mid-Summer Events and Tasks

Final Steps Before Arrival & OLÉ Weekend

Torero Countdown Checklist

Let's Get Started!

Now that you have deposited, these are the first steps to take on your way to becoming a Torero! Many of these steps can be completed on the MySanDiego Portal (my.sandiego.edu):

  • First create your USD email account: You can do this on the MySanDiego Portal (my.sandiego.edu)

  • May 7: Attend "Get Classes: Registration" Webinar (online program)

  • By June 1:

    • Complete Advising Questionnaire

      Note: This will become available on your MySanDiego Portal after May 7

    • Complete Housing Application

      Note: Complete the Advising Questionnaire first. A minimum meal plan will be assigned for new resident students on July 1. You may increase your plan at any time on the MySanDiego portal.
      Click here for all 2013-2014 meal plan FAQs!

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Mid-Summer Events and Tasks

After completing the steps above, these are the next steps to take beginning June 11:

  • June 11: Attend "Get Down to Business: One Stop and Financial Aid" Webinar (online program)
    • Complete all Financial Aid requirements (if applicable)
  • By July 15:
    • Send official final high school transcripts showing graduation date
    • Send results of AP/IB test scores as well as transcripts from any college work attempted
    • Confirm your attendance at OLÉ! Weekend (August 31-September 3)
  • By August 28:
    • Statements will be sent out in the first week of August
      • The first monthly installment or payment in full is due by August 28

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Final Steps

The final steps below take place in August, just before your arrival to USD:

  • August 6: Attend "Get Excited: Countdown to Arrival" Webinar (online program)
  • By August 16:Submit a photo for your Torero ID Card
  • By August 18:
  • By August 21:
    • Complete required immunizations
    • Complete the FERPA form on the MySanDiego Portal
    • Secure your parking permit (if applicable)
    • Order textbooks online

Make sure you've completed everything on the Torero Countdown checklist to ensure you're ready for OLÉ! Weekend!