Spring New Transfer Student Checklist

Take steps now to ensure your transition to USD is as smooth as possible.

Image of New Transfer Student Checklist as it appears in the MySanDiego Portal.Once you have confirmed your enrollment and submitted your deposit through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, you are officially a Torero! You need to complete several required steps and important tasks prior to registering for courses and the first day of classes.

You can view your personal New Student Checklist (pictured to the right) and progress in your MySanDiego Portal. A general checklist, helpful hints, and relevant resources are included below for your reference. All tasks marked with an asterisk (*) must be complete prior to being eligible to register for courses.

  1. Claim your USDOne user account and email address.*
    • Step-by-step directions are available to guide you. Please wait 24 hours before completing the next items on the checklist to ensure your account is active in all USD systems. Contact ITS Help Desk if you need assistance or are having any trouble claiming your USDOne account.
  2. Complete the Transfer Student Questionnaire.*
    • Log in to your MySanDiego Portal and navigate to your New Student Checklist (see above image) to complete this brief questionnaire. It will allow you to submit your major declaration request and indicate your preferences for the one semester Transfer Learning Community (TLC) course you will be placed in. All transfer students are required to take a TLC course to fulfill a Core Curriculum requirement.
    • Note you can only complete this questionnaire once. Email transfer@sandiego.edu if you need assistance in changing your major selection.
  3. Submit required TB Screening Questionnaire and immunization forms.*
    • Log in to your MyWellness portal to complete the Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire, enter the dates of your immunizations, and upload your records. Step-by-step directions are available to guide you.

    • The Student Health Center will review your submitted documentation for verification typically within 48 hours. You will be notified via secure message if any additional documentation is needed. For questions or concerns regarding your submission, please send a secure message to the Immunization Coordinator. Once all of your requirements are met, your immunization hold will be lifted.
    • Contact the Student Health Center with any questions about immunization requirements.
  4. International students only: Submit all required documents for the Form I-20.
  5. Submit all transcripts and review your transferred courses.
    • Be sure to submit official transcripts of all college coursework you have attended and that reflect your final spring grades. Transcripts already received by USD are currently being evaluated to meet core curriculum requirements. Contact our Transfer Analyst if you have questions about transferring courses to meet core curriculum requirements. You can view your transferred courses in Degree Works, our degree audit reporting and academic planning system.
  6. Connect with your academic advisor and register for courses.
    • You will receive an email from your school or college once you have completed the above required tasks (*) but not before the dates listed below with information about how to connect with your academic advisor, get your advisor hold lifted, and register for courses.
      • School of Business: December 15, 2017 *Please note that the School of Business will not be scheduling meetings until transcript reviews are complete, and DegreeWorks has been updated.
      • Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering: December 18, 2017
      • College of Arts and Sciences: January 3, 2018 
  7. Explore your MySanDiego Portal to:
    • Review and accept your Financial Aid award, if applicable. Contact the One Stop Student Center if you have questions about your financial aid award, bill, or student account.

    • Complete your on-campus housing application, if applicable. Some transfer students are required to live on-campus. Contact Residential Life if you have questions about the transfer residency requirement.
    • A video tutorial is available to help you navigate your MySanDiego Portal.
  8. Learn about Student Wellness resources and complete wellness requirements.
    • All full-time students are required to carry health insurance. When you are admitted and/or register for courses, your student account will automatically be charged for the USD Health Insurance Plan. You can accept overage or actively waive the USD Health Insurance Plan charge by providing proof of comparable or better health insurance. Learn more about the health insurance requirement and then accept coverage or actively waive the requirement by February 6, 2018.
    • Complete Part 1 of the online MyStudentBody Essentials Course, a two part online alcohol, other drug, and sexual violence prevention course by January 13, 2018. A $250 non-compliance fee will be assessed to students who fail to complete both portions of the course within the designated timeframe. Email chwp@sandiego.edu with questions or if you missed the Part 1 deadline. Part 2 is due on March 19, 2018.
    • If you have an on-going psychological or health condition, need regular access to prescription medication, or have a documented disability requesting accommodation, please email wellness@sandiego.edu prior to arriving on campus. 
  9. Confirm your attendance at Spring Orientation.
    • All new transfer students are expected to attend Spring Orientation. There is no cost for this program for incoming USD students.
    • Log in to your MySanDiego Portal to confirm your attendance by January 15, 2018.