Office of Admission and Financial Aid
Admission to undergraduate programs is granted by the USC Office of Admission. Admission to graduate and professional programs is granted by the dean of the professional school conferring the degree. However, only a letter from the Office of Admission grants official admission. The academic records of international applicants, both graduate and undergraduate, are also evaluated by the Office of Admission.
The University of Southern California admits qualified men and women as students regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, handicap, sexual orientation or status as a disabled veteran. After admission, students are accorded equal rights to participate in all university-sponsored programs and activities. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, handicap, sexual orientation or status as a disabled veteran in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics and other student activities.
Applicants with DisabilitiesIn compliance with the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), USC offers equal access to its degree programs to academically qualified applicants with physical, psychological or learning disabilities. Applicants will be expected to have demonstrated by their record in a college preparatory high school curriculum, or in an appropriate transferable college course of study, that they can perform well in a competitive academic environment. See the Student Life section for a discussion of possible accommodations. USC is committed to providing appropriate, reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities.
Retention of RecordsCredentials submitted to the Office of Admission become the property of the university and cannot be returned to the student or duplicated for any purpose.