Take Your Education to the Next Level

The admissions process examines both the academic and personal qualifications of all applicants. The University aims to ensure that students accepted into its programs have the ability to benefit from and contribute to the integrated educational experience at the University. Admissions decisions are also based on the congruence of the applicant’s educational interests with the philosophy and purpose of the program to which he or she is applying. The University values a diverse academic community and is committed by purpose and obligated by law to serve all people on an equal and nondiscriminatory basis.

Admission Requirements

To enroll in a graduate degree or certificate program an application must be submitted to be considered for admission. All admission materials must be submitted directly to the admissions office by the application deadline (if applicable). An application to USU includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Complete and submit an application for admission
  • Applicants must submit their official transcripts from the bachelor degree-awarding institution, and any post-bachelor degree institution(s); Programs with undergraduate prerequisites require official transcripts from the originating institution(s). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated and translated, if applicable, by an acceptable evaluating agency.*
    • Foreign transcripts must be evaluated and translated, if applicable, by an acceptable agency
      • A member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
      • A member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE)
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.0 or higher, or at the discretion of the College Dean the graduate point average may be considered for admission (if applicable).
    • If all general admission requirements are met except the minimum GPA requirement, an applicant may submit a statement of exception or submit additional material that would document your ability to perform in an intensive academic environment. In most instances the College Dean may advise potential students to be admitted as a non-degree seeking student for two 8-week sessions. Non-degree seeking students are not considered enrolled into a program. Please refer to the Non-degree Seeking Policy.
  • Meet any program-specific entrance requirements. See program specific admissions requirements or contact an enrollment advisor.
  • Complete an Enrollment Agreement.

* Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institution: Please have transcripts addressed to the following address:

United States University
Attn: Office of the Registrar
404 Camino Del Rio S, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92108

USU will accept electronic transcripts from the sending institution via secured network: e.g., Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, etc. Please use the Office of the Registrar’s email address to send transcripts:

How to Apply

Call us at 1-800-316-6314 to speak with an enrollment advisor.