College Prep Programs

University of San Diego's Undergraduate Pathway for International Students

If the Office of Undergraduate Admissions determines that you need to strengthen select skills prior to beginning your undergraduate studies at USD, you may be admitted conditionally by way of the USD Undergraduate Pathway Program. Admission to this program is determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions only. The USD Pathway Program offers academically prepared international students the opportunity to become full-time, degree-seeking USD students through completion of an English language and college readiness curriculum, which is administered by the English Language Academy.

Making a smooth transition to college can be challenging for even the most gifted student, as college requires new skills that must be adopted quickly in order to be successful. You will learn the latest strategies on how to succeed in college while improving your English speaking and communication skills.

University of San Diego, Undergraduate Admissions

Studying at the University of San Diego means finding a home in one of the nation's most beautiful college campuses. But there's far more to USD than stunning architecture and ocean views. Since our founding in 1949, we've grown from a local college with a small cohort of students and just a handful of professors to a renowned Roman Catholic university ranked among the nation’s top 100 colleges and universities. This achievement is a direct result of our unwavering commitment to our students - to the academic feats they'll undertake, to the many memories they'll create and to the great successes, they'll attain. Just as we once did with each of them, we now welcome you to the journey that is becoming a Torero.


USD's English Language Academy is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and Association of International Educators (NAFSA). Our Intensive English Language Program is accredited by CEA - the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.

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