Admitted Student Information

Congratulations on your admission to USC!

From submitting your Enrollment Commitment Deposit to changing your major or your enrollment status, the following pages will answer many of your questions about preparing for your first semester at USC.

In this section:

Next Steps

Follow these steps to accept our offer of admission and enroll at USC.


Orientation is recommended for all incoming students and can help prepare you for your first year of studies at USC.


Learn more about USC’s on- and off-campus housing.

International Applicants

Find out who is considered an international student and what additional requirements international students should meet for admission to USC.

Fall Class Pre-Approval

If you intend to enroll in fall classes at another institution and transfer that coursework to USC, it is recommended you obtain pre-approval from the USC Articulation Office.

Spring FAQ

Find answers to many of the common questions we receive about spring admission.

Withdraw Your Application

Let us know if you do not intend to enroll at USC.

Deferral Policy

Undergraduate students may defer their admission to USC for up to one year.

AP/IB Credit Policy

Students may receive additional units of credit for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams, or college courses taken during high school.

Switching Majors

Permission to switch majors after you have enrolled at USC is granted at the discretion of each academic department.

Academic Calendar

Important dates and deadlines for the upcoming academic year.