Navigating Your USD Graduate Application

Application Overview

Overview
Check Status
Submission

This video introduces prospective students to USD’s online application system, providing an overview of its required application components. Applicants are provided with an overview of the application and of the four different application quadrants. 

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This video introduces prospective students to how to view the status of their application and recommendations. Applicants are provided with information on the document and application submission to the University for review.

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This video introduces prospective students to the submission portion of the application. Applicants are given a brief guide on how to submit applications and how to input application fee waivers.

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Personal Information

Personal Information

This video quickly describes the “Personal Information” section of the application. Applicants should fill out all areas marked with a red asterisk (*), as well as any other relevant information in the sections.

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Academic History

Colleges and GPA
Standardized Tests

This video introduces prospective students to the “Past Colleges” and “GPA Section” of the application. Applicants are shown how to add previous institutions of study as well GPA(s) earned at those institutions.

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This videos introduces prospective students to the “Standardized Test” section of the application. Standardized tests are optional for most programs however this video shows how applicants can enter test scores and test information for exams that have been taken or are scheduled.

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Supporting Information

CV/Resume
Transcripts

This video walks prospective students through the CV/Resume upload process of the graduate program application. Applicants will learn how to upload this document and ensure that it’s been successfully processed.

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This video introduces prospective students to the transcript upload process of the graduate program application. Applicants must upload transcripts for each school they’ve attended in the past in the “Academic History” section of the application. While unofficial transcripts are accepted for an application decision, admitted students must provide official transcripts to USD’s Office of Graduate Admissions.

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Program Materials

Recommendations

This video introduces prospective students to the “Recommendation” section of the application. Applicants will review how to send recommendation requests to recommenders. Recommenders will need to create a login in order to submit their recommendation.

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Upper Content

We invite you to review our application video series that walk you through the various aspects of our graduate application process. Sans your statement of purpose and your letters of recommendation, the entire application should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

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