USC operates on the semester system. A full USC semester includes 15 weeks of classroom instruction and one week of final examinations. View USC's academic calendar for more information.
Current application deadlines are listed on our Admission Deadlines page.
All deadlines are received-by deadlines unless otherwise stated by the department to which you are applying. We recommend that, whenever possible, you mail or submit all application materials at one time. Any application materials submitted online by 11:59 p.m. (in your current time zone) on the deadline day will be considered “on time.”
USC application deadlines are received-by deadlines. Applications submitted online by 11:59 p.m. (in your current time zone) on the deadline day will be considered "on time."
We suggest that freshman applicants take all SAT and/or ACT exams by December of their senior year. Although we will accept scores from later sittings, we cannot guarantee that your results will reach us in time to be considered by our admission committee.