USD Member Questions

To help you prepare for the USD Member Questions, we've provided the essay prompts for you below. 

Please note:

  • First-Year applicants are required to answer Essay Prompt #1 and either Essay Prompt #2, #3, or #4
  • Transfer applicants are required to answer either Essay Prompt #2, #3, or #4, in addition to the transfer prompt (150 words in length).
  • For all applicants, we recommend that you keep your short answer responses to 200 words in length.
  • Essay Prompt #1
  • Essay Prompt #2
  • Essay Prompt #3
  • Essay Prompt #4
  • Transfer Prompt