Application Procedure

The University of San Diego is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and subscribes to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice of that organization.

  1. A candidate should obtain the Application for Admission from the Undergraduate Admissions website and submit electronically the completed form with the fee of $55 (non-refundable).
  2. A candidate should ask the registrar of his/her high school (and colleges, if any) to send the official transcripts to the university. Definitive acceptance depends on the report of the final examinations of the secondary school and the statement of graduation from high school.
  3. Reports of the SAT Reasoning Test (including writing), of the College Entrance Examination Board and/or the ACT with writing results should be forwarded to the university at the request of the student.
  4. The applicant should arrange to have sent directly to the university the recommendation as indicated on the Application for Admission form.
  5. When the above data are filed, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will inform the student of the action taken on the application according to the calendar published on the Undergraduate Admissions website.
  6. Admitted candidates are required to send a commitment deposit before the deadline noted in their letter of acceptance. Commuting students should send a $300 deposit, and resident students should send a $500 deposit/room reservation fee.
  7. The university observes the announced national candidate’s reply date. This means that candidates who have been informed of their acceptance to the university are not required to make any non-refundable deposit prior to May 1.