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
  • Official transcript(s) from each institution attended beyond high school sent sealed. Applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by an outside agency approved by NACES, such as World Education Services, Inc. (WES). A Course-by-Course Report from WES or one of the following agencies must be submitted with your application.
    • World Education Services (WES)
      P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274, U.S.A.
      www.wes.org
    • Education Credential Evaluators (ECE)
      PO Box 514070, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470 USA
      www.ece.org/
    • International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
      PO Box 3665, Culver City, CA 90231 USA
      www.ierf.org/