Submit Your Documents
Applying for admission to a graduate program or professional school at USC is a two-part process. You can complete Part One online by clicking here.
The Online Application:
The following documents must be submitted to the Graduate Admission Office, using our online application system:
- the USC application for admission;
- recommendations, as required by your department;
- your statement of purpose, as required by your department;
For more information about Part One, please click here.
Unless you are directed otherwise by your intended graduate department, official academic records from all post-secondary schools you have attended should be sent to:
University of Southern California
USC Office of Graduate Admission
3601 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915
It is recommended that you submit your academic records after you have submitted your online application and have received your USC ID number. Including your USC ID number with your mailed documents will expedite their processing.
Official test scores should be sent from the testing agency directly to USC.
USC's ETS school code is 4852.
Supplemental materials required by the professional school, academic department or program to which you are applying (such as a portfolio) must be sent directly to the school, department or program. For more information about Part Two, click here.
Non-Degree Student Status
U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are not seeking a graduate degree, but who wish to enroll in graduate-level courses for personal or professional enrichment only, may register for limited student status. These students do not need to submit a formal application for admission but must receive departmental approval and the approval of the Office of the Registrar. Permission to take course work in limited student status does not imply or guarantee admission to the university.
In most cases, limited status is not available to international students, because it does not fulfill student visa requirements. Permission for such enrollment by students on a non-resident visa may be granted only by the Graduate Admission Office.
USC Non-Discrimination Policy
The University of Southern California admits students of any race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability or mental disability.