First-Year Registration

Welcome to the University of San Diego. We are excited to have you join us, and know that you'll likely have some questions as you prepare to come to campus.

Stay Up to Date!

We encourage you to spend some time exploring this site. It is a wealth of information for placement exams, transfer credit, housing, getting courses and more! Be sure to bookmark the Orientation Page for checklists, important dates and more!


Look over Pre-Orientation trip offerings.

OLÉ! Weekend

Families can sign up for OLÉ! Weekend on the MySanDiego portal, at the bottom of the New Student Page.

Watch Important Webcasts 

You need to complete several required steps and important tasks prior to attending OLÉ! Weekend and the first day of classes. The Torero Countdown Handbook is here to help!

All incoming First-Year students are enrolled in an Living Learning Community (LLC) course. The faculty member teaching this course will be your LLC faculty advisor and will help you navigate course selection until you declare your major.
Have a question we haven't answered? We have compiled a contact list of USD offices that are here to help you.

Got Questions?

Our list of frequently asked questions has answers to the most commonly asked (and important) questions.

We've Got Answers!

Watch these videos that have everything you need to know before your first day at USD.
Watch our webcasts to get important information about classes, financial aid, paying your bill and avoiding long lines at USD.

What classes do you want to take?

Completing the First-Year Advising Questionnaire is the first step in determining your course schedule and LLC placement. Need help filling out the questionnaire? Our Guide to the First-Year Advising Questionnaire will walk you through the process.