Attend one of our monthly Transfer Day programs. These programs include a campus tour and special presentations for transfer students about admission, financial aid, transfer credit, and academic programs. Individual appointments are not available.
For students who can't fit our Transfer Days into their schedules, we also offer Transfer Information Sessions weekly on Tuesday afternoons. Reservations are required for these programs and can be obtained by clicking here.
Although we are unable to easily provide specific course information all prospective applicants, most of your questions will be answered by consulting one or more of the following sources:
- Our "Transferring to USC" booklet is available in printed form and online through the USC Admission website. These sources provide comprehensive information about transferability of courses, general education and major requirements, etc.
- Articulation Agreements: USC maintains comprehensive articulation agreements with most California Community Colleges. These agreements list which courses at each school transfer and which courses fulfill specific USC requirements. These can be accessed through the USC Articulation Office website.
- Articulation Histories: For students attending local four-year universities (CSU Los Angeles, CSU Northridge, CSU Long Beach, CSU Pomona, UCLA, and UC Riverside), we maintain a list of articulation histories - partial lists of courses that have transferred in the past from these schools. These lists can be accessed through the USC Articulation Office website.
- The Transfer Planning Guide:
This online resource will help you determine
which courses at other schools will satisfy USC’s
General Education/Core courses, as well as
the lower-division course work required for any
major. Visit www.usc.edu/articulation and click
on “Transfer Planning Guide.” Select your school
and your intended major to produce a course list
for the current academic year.
USC does not accept first-year or transfer applications for spring admission. However, a small number of fall applicants will be offered spaces in the spring semester.
The Transfer and Veteran Student Programs in the Office of Campus Activities strives to facilitate a smooth transition into USC that results in a strong connection to the Trojan Family. TVSP offers its First-Year Experience Seminar Series and Peer Advocate Mentor Program. Please visit their website for more information.
If you are prompted by the Common Application to complete and submit a Teacher Evaluation form, we encourage you to do so if possible. USC does not require the Registrar Report form and will still consider your application “complete” without one.