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Application Information and Deadlines

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Important Dates and Deadlines for Exchange/Free Mover Students


Nomination Deadline

Student Application Priority Deadline

Student Application Final Deadline

Fall 2014 Semester March 1, 2014 March 14, 2014 March 21, 2014
Spring 2015 Semester September 27, 2014 October 10, 2014 October 17, 2014


Please Note: Meeting the Priority Deadline will give students priority during class registration. All application materials must be submitted in a complete packet. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or reviewed.

Exchange Student Application Information

To begin an online application, please follow the instructions below:

Step One: Visit the Exchange Student Application Page

Step Two: Click on the "Apply Now" button (in gray, near the center of the page)

Step Three: Follow the instructions given to open a new application account

Free Mover Application Information

To apply to study at USD as a Free Mover student, please contact Lauren Litz.

Language Requirement for Admission to USD

Students must be proficient in English and submit confirmation though an official TOEFL score and/or a letter from their home university academic advisor stating that the student is prepared to take courses in English.

A TOEFL score is strongly recommended for students whose native language is not English. Students can take the internet, computer or paper exam. USD's minimum scores are 213 on the computer-based, 550 on the paper-based, or 80 on the internet-based test.  For scores to be valid they should not be any older than 2 years. USD will only accept official scores. For a testing center in your country, please visit the TOEFL web site.