International Students

University of San Diego Welcomes Students from Outside the United States and Provides Services to Meet Your Needs!

International students add diversity and varied perspectives to USD programs

University of San Diego’s Office of International Students and Scholars is available to assist in the process of becoming a student in the United States.

Most, but not all, of our online degree programs are open to international students. Please be sure to check the admissions requirements for the program in which you are interested in enrolling. International students currently in the U.S. on an F-1 or M-1 student visa are not eligible to pursue an online degree, per U.S. immigration regulations.

If you are an international applicant, it is recommended that you begin the application process up to three months before the application deadline. In addition to the standard admission requirements, you may also be required to submit the following items for acceptance to the program:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. Review degree specific TOEFL requirements on the Admissions and Requirements page.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
      TOEFL/TSE Services
      P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
      Phone: (609) 771-7100, Fax: (609) 771-7500
      http://www.toefl.org
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
      IELTS International
      825 Colorado Boulevard, Suite 112, Los Angeles, CA 90041
      Phone: (323) 255-2771
      http://www.ielts.org
  • Transcript and Credential Evaluations – An evaluation of degrees earned at institutions outside of the United States is required. Applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services, Inc. (WES). A course-by-course report from WES must be submitted with your application before it can be reviewed. Evaluations from other agencies cannot be accepted.
    • World Education Services (WES)
      P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274, U.S.A.
      www.wes.org

Please also review the standard admission requirements for your program of interest:

Important Note for Applicants to Campus-based Programs:

International students applying to an on-campus program for Spring 2020 must be accepted by November 1, 2019. You will need to confirm your acceptance, make a $500 enrollment deposit and submit all required non-immigrant documentation via iTorero by November 24th in order to be eligible for Spring 2020 enrollment.