USC now uses the Common Application exclusively for undergraduate admission. Students wishing to apply for admission to the 2014-2015 academic year should submit the Common Application and the USC Writing Supplement, both of which can be accessed at www.commonapp.org beginning August 1, 2013.
Please be aware of these important application deadlines:
- December 1, 2013:
- First-Year Application Deadline for Scholarship Consideration
- First-Year and Transfer Deadline for some programs in the Schools of Cinematic Arts and Dramatic Arts, all Music programs, and the Marshall School’s World Bachelor in Business program.
- January 15, 2014: Final First-Year Application Deadline
- February 1, 2014: Transfer Application Deadline for Scholarship and Regular Consideration
- Apply online using the Common Application and the USC Writing Supplemental Application (www.commonapp.org)
- Submit these items:
- Submit your fall grades:
☐ Official SAT and/or ACT scores: Arrange for the testing agency to send your scores directly to USC.
☐ All official high school transcripts and college transcripts for any and all college coursework completed through the fall semester (first-year and transfer).
☐ School Report.
☐ Letter(s) of recommendation (optional, although may be required for some majors).
☐ Additional materials if required by major. (Refer to the department website for detailed instructions).
International applicants only:
☐ Financial statement: Available at www.usc.edu/financialstatement.
☐ TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic scores. International first-year applicants with minimum scores of 600 on SAT Critical Reading or 27 on ACT English are exempt from taking the TOEFL. Scores on the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic should be recent, earned within the past two years from application date.
First-year applicants: You can report your fall grades using the Mid-Year Report Form included in the Common Application or by visiting www.usc.edu/midyeargrades.
Transfer applicants: Make sure you send fall (and winter, if applicable) term grades when they become available.