Registration and New Transfer Student Checklist

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

MySanDiego Portal Transfer Checklist imageOnce 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 and progress in your MySanDiego Portal (as pictured to the right). 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 sign up for a Transfer Summer Registration Day or register for courses.

  1. Claim your USDOne user account and email address.*
    • Step-by-step directions are available to assist you in claiming your USDOne account. You are encouraged to wait 24 hours before completing the next items on the checklist to ensure your account is active in all USD systems. Be sure to check your USD email regularly for important updates and information. Contact ITS Help Desk if you need assistance or are having any trouble claiming your USDOne account.
  2. Complete the Transfer Student Questionnaire.*
    • The Transfer Student Questionnaire will be available beginning May 1, 2017.
    • 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 if you need assistance in changing your major selection.
  3. Submit required immunization forms.*
  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. Attend a Transfer Summer Registration Day, if possible, and register for courses.
    • Transfer Summer Registration Days are designed to give you the opportunity to begin transitioning and connecting to USD well before the start of the fall semester. They are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you have completed the required steps and are eligible to sign up for a Transfer Summer Registration Day, you will receive an email with a link to submit your availability to attend.
    • If you are unable to attend or we are unable to accomodate you at a Transfer Summer Registration Day, you will register for courses through an alternative process. You will receive an email from your school or college, depending on your major, that includes directions for how to request and schedule an academic advising appointment via phone or in person. When you connect with your academic advisor, he or she will answer any questions you have and lift the advisor hold on your account so you can register for courses. 
  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.
      • Transfer students are required to live on campus for at least one year if by the contract start date you are under the age of 20 and have completed fewer than 60 transferred units, and you have not completed four semesters of coursework as a full-time student. Contact Residential Life if you have questions about the transfer residency requirement.
  8. Learn about Student Wellness resources and complete wellness requirements.
    • Learn more about health insurance requirements for all USD students, then submit an online form to actively enroll in or waive the USD Health Insurance Plan by September 15, 2017.
    • Complete Part 1 of the online MyStudentBody Essentials Course, a two part online alcohol, other drug, and sexual violence prevention course, by August 21, 2017 and Part 2 by October 27, 2017. A $250 non-compliance fee will be assessed to students who do not fully comply with both portions of the course requirements by the deadlines.
    • If you have an on-going psychological or health condition, need regular access to prescription medication, or have a documented disability requesting accommodation, please contact the appropriate Wellness unit prior to arriving on campus. 
  9. Confirm your attendance and participate in Transfer Fall Orientation.
    • All new transfer students are expected to attend Transfer Fall Orientation September 3-4, 2017. There is no cost for this program for incoming USD students.
    • Log in to your MySanDiego Portal and navigate to your Announcements tab to register yourself by August 25, 2017. Your parents, family members or guests are invited to attend a separate Parent and Family Orientation offered through the Office of Parent Relations.