USC Office of Articulation
Transfer credit can often be granted without a petition by requesting a review of a syllabus at Degree Progress (JHH 010). It is only necessary to file a petition if after this initial review the changes you requested were not granted and you wish to appeal the decision. Articulation petitions are for transfer courses already taken and evaluated. USC students planning to take a course in the summer should seek pre-approval. Articulation petitions are only accepted from admitted USC students. Petition forms can be printed on your local printer by clicking here or requested by e-mail at email@example.com (remember to leave your local mailing address.
WHO SHOULD FILE:
Students who have been directed to do so by articulation, academic or degree progress counselors.
Students whose Transfer Credit Report states that a petition or syllabus is needed.
Students who would like to combine transfer courses from different schools or academic departments for general education credit.
Students who are appealing transfer credit decisions.
DOCUMENTS WHICH HELP THE DECISION PROCESS:
The syllabus for the course you took.
Any other supporting documents (class notes, exams, papers, letters from professors, advisement records) that you feel will assist us in evaluating your petition. Please provide copies when possible, as some documents may not be returned. Textbooks and class notes will be returned.
Note: For students who wish to petition for equivalency to USC's Writing 130/140 class, writing samples from the class that you are petitioning must be submitted along with the syllabus. Please submit as many samples as possible. These samples will be reviewed by the Director of USC's writing program.
An official transcript with the course in question should be on file at USC.
Students should fill out one petition form per course.
Provide syllabus and any supporting documents.
Provide a copy of your Transfer Credit Report. This can be accessed on OASIS.
The petition can be submitted to either the Degree Progress Department (located in JHH 010) or the Articulation Office (located in REG 208) or by mail to:
University of Southern California
University Park, REG-208
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0912
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU HAVE FILED A PETITION:
Please allow at least two weeks for review and processing.
You will be notified in writing as soon as a decision has been made on your petitions. If your petition is granted, a Transfer Credit Report will be posted on OASIS. Both the TCR and your STARS report will reflect the changes approved on your petition. You will receive an email stating that your Transfer Credit Report has been updated.
If your petition is put on "hold for more information", you will be notified of what additional documents are necessary. Any additional information that you do not have, you must obtain by contacting the institution where you took the course. This information must be provided as soon as possible.
Petitions will be held for only one semester. After this, they will be discarded and the procedure must be restarted by students who still wish to petition for credit. Please notify our office if you need more time to gather supporting documents.
Completed petitions will be sent to the address indicated on the form. Any supporting documents will not be sent through the mail and must be picked up in REG 208. These documents will be held for three months; they will be discarded after this time.
If you have questions which are not answered by this instruction sheet, please contact the Articulation Office at (213) 740-4628 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated 07/11/2005