USD provides support services from your initial inquiry through graduation and placement. As a nationally ranked Catholic institution, the University of San Diego is focused on an unwavering expectation: academic excellence. We want to help you become the Changemaker you want to be!
When you first inquire about one of our graduate degree programs, you will be assigned a personal Enrollment Advisor. Your Enrollment Advisor is available to answer your questions, help you assess your eligibility for admission, and guide you through the application process. Your advisor will help you every step of the way from the moment you indicate your interest in a program through the entire application process. Our team of Advisors can even help order your undergraduate transcripts, guide you through the process of writing your admission essay, and ensure you are staying on top of deadlines.
A Program Coordinator will be your primary point of contact for support once you are admitted and have formally registered for classes. When you first enroll, your Program Coordinator will schedule a 15-minute introductory call to review technology/equipment requirements, connect you with resources for financial aid, G.I. Bill®/VA funding, payment plans etc. and help you sign up for the Online Orientation. Over the course of your program, you’ll work with your Program Coordinator to add/drop classes, coordinate credit transfers, and address any technical challenges you might be experiencing. In fact, you can direct most university-related questions to your Program Coordinator; if they do not have the answer, they will point you to the available resource that does.
Each of our graduate degree programs has an Academic Advisor (also may be called a program director), who is responsible for evaluating applications and admitting new students, monitoring your academic progress, and providing guidance as needed. Academic Advisors also serve as instructors for their respective programs.