“For all that this Torero Promise symbolizes of the linkage—the bond of love and affection, of faith and fidelity—between this university and the Diocese of San Diego”
— Bishop Robert McElroy

The Diocese of San Diego offers a preschool to college system of schools. This means that our schools work together for the benefit of each student who passes through its hallways. In this spirit of collaboration, the University of San Diego in partnership with the Diocese of San Diego is pleased offer a guaranteed admissions programs for all Catholic high school students. The Torero Promise creates a K-16 pathway that will guarantee your student acceptance into a 4-year university.  

“It’s really a guaranteed admissions program,” said Stephen Pultz, Assistant Vice President for enrollment at USD, “It’s an opportunity for high school students, at the end of their junior year who have at least a 3.7 weighted grade-point average and have taken a solid, comprehensive, college-prep program and challenged themselves appropriately, to be guaranteed admission to USD by filling out an application during their senior year.”

The Torero Promise also provides a level of financial assistance available in addition to the guaranteed admission.

“The Torero Promise helps us fulfill the role we have as an anchor institution; it supports our Catholic identity and we know that these students bring so much to the university in terms of their commitment to service, their strong academic abilities, and that they want to make a difference and become Changemakers. For all of these reasons,” Pultz said, “we’re really excited about the students who will benefit from this and that we’ll see more students decide to stay here in San Diego and choose to enroll at USD.”

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