How to Apply to the USD Honors Program

Incoming First-Year Students

The Honors Program is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2020. 

High school seniors who have been accepted to the University of San Diego are eligible to apply in the Spring prior to entering USD. Students receiving the Alcalá Merit award will find the application materials on their USD portal. 

To learn more about the Honors Program, please visit the FAQ for prospective students and check out our Honors Program Brochure.

Current USD students

Students already at USD may apply to the Honors Program in December or May. Students are generally not admitted to the program after their third semester, unless satisfactory arrangements can be made to ensure that they will be able to complete all Honors requirements by May of their senior year. Interested students should email honors@sandiego.edu to request the application.

Spring Application Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2020 (by 5 p.m.)

Transfer Students

Transfer students follow the procedure for current USD students described above. A maximum of 13 Honors units taken at another college or university may be counted toward the USD Honors curriculum requirements.