SAT and ACT (Optional)

In conjunction with our commitment to a holistic review of each applicant, as well as the goals and pathways set forth by USD's Envision 2024 strategic plan, USD has adopted a test-optional admission policy.

Should an applicant still wish to submit their official SAT/ACT scores for review, they may choose to do so. It's important to note that applicants who choose not to submit test scores will not be penalized for making this choice. Additionally, applicants are not required to submit official test scores to be considered for a merit scholarship.

To learn more about the review process, we encourage you to visit our page on What We Look For in an Applicant.

  • What are USD’s school codes?
  • Which exam should I take?
  • Is the essay required?
  • Do you super score the exams?
  • How are the scores used?
  • If I am applying as a Transfer student, do I have to submit a test score?