Transfer Applicants

Students who have completed high school or received a GED and have enrolled in college courses should apply as a transfer student.


Admission Eligibility

If you have already completed high school or received a GED and have enrolled in college classes, you should apply as a transfer student. To apply, you are required to be in good standing at your current or most recent institution and are expected to have complete a minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) units of transferable coursework while maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).

Admission preference will be given to applicants who have far exceeded the minimum unit and GPA requirements, while also having achieved competitive grades in both English Composition & Literature and College Algebra.

Please note that Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits will not count toward the minimum unit requirement. If you previously applied to USD as a first-year candidate and were denied admission, we encourage you to complete one full year of college classes elsewhere before reapplying as a transfer student.

How to Apply

The following credentials must be submitted for your application to be reviewed:

Please read our Transfer Information Form carefully before beginning the application process. Should you have questions, you may contact our Transfer Admission Counselor. Please note that appointments are not required as part of the application process, but you may request an appointment for advising purposes. Transfer advising appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (619) 260-4506 or (800) 248-4873.

Additional Information

Visit the Undergraduate Admissions website for transfer applicant information

Contact Information

Transfer Student Support
University Center 114
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-5995

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.