USD School of Business Offers Admissions Fast Track to Its Recent Graduates

Monday, June 1, 2020

Student smiles in front of Olin Hall at the University of San Diego
begin quoteIn "normal times," the admission cycle for fall would already be closed, but we are excited to alleviate some stress for recent graduates by giving them extra time to apply and waiving some requirements.

In light of the current pandemic, the Class of 2020 is facing an uncertain future as they begin their careers. Some have secured jobs and are entering the workforce with remote positions while others have had internship and job offers rescinded or simply put on hold.

This may be just the right time for those students to pursue a graduate degree and develop a specialized skill set to help them stand out in a job market with low supply — especially if they were already considering a graduate degree.

Given the circumstances, the University of San Diego School of Business understands that recent graduates may be making a last-minute decision to apply to graduate school. In an effort to help these students find some certainty amidst the uncertainty, the school has created a fast track admissions process for three of its graduate programs beginning in Fall 2020: the Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Finance and Master of Science in Supply Chain Management.

The fast track admissions process, also called Torero Fastrack, waives some of the required application requirements for these programs and will inform students of their admission status in just over a week from the time they apply. 

The Torero Fastrack is available exclusively for USD students who graduated in January or May of 2020. These graduates received an email in their sandiego.edu accounts last week and have until June 3 to register. After registering, students will receive further instructions on how to apply and admissions decisions will be issued on June 17.

“Our Toreros have shown incredible resilience, strength, and adaptability in these past few months and we know that for many, post-graduation plans have been affected,” says Diana Agostini, interim director of recruiting and admissions. “We want to support them as they turn a challenge such as this into an opportunity to acquire additional specialized skills to stand out even more among the pool of job applicants and secure their dream job. In "normal times," the admission cycle for fall would already be closed, but we are excited to alleviate some stress for recent graduates by giving them extra time to apply and waiving some requirements.”

Contact:

Vicky Torres
vickytorres@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4860