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Do your best and be your best self. Whether you’re a high school student, a prospective transfer, or returning to college after a break, you’ve come to the right place.

Why University of Saint Katherine

  • Diverse, welcoming, and friendly community
  • Rooted in Christian faith and ethical values
  • Exceptional teaching and small class sizes
  • Nationally recognized and accredited
  • Faculty and staff focused on your needs
  • Affordable tuition and generous scholarships
  • Access to federal and state aid
  • Great location in Southern California

Apply to USK by filling out the free application form below. You are also welcome to apply through your Common App account if you have one. Only ONE application is needed.   

International applicants should review essential information here.

Applicants are typically informed of their admission decision within 1 week of application completion.

Fall Enrollment: May 15th
Spring Enrollment: November 15th

Freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 60 college credits are required to submit official, final transcripts from their high school and any colleges they have attended. To be considered official, the transcripts may be emailed by the school's registrar directly to or mailed to:

University of Saint Katherine
Dean of Admissions
277 Rancheros Drive, Suite 200
San Marcos, CA 92069

Documents submitted for admission are entered into the applicant’s permanent file and cannot be returned. Questions regarding the application process, including the online form, may be sent by email to

The University of Saint Katherine does not require SAT or ACT scores. They will be considered if submitted. In cases of retesting, the highest test scores from one sitting are utilized. 

School Codes

SAT school code: 7430

ACT school code: 6041

The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is another college entrance exam that is considered if scores are provided. Students take this two-hour exam at a local testing center and are able to see their test results the same day.

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