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Academic Policies


The USC Catalogue

The USC Catalogue is the document of authority for all students. The degree requirements listed in the USC Catalogue supersede any information which may be contained in any bulletin of any school or department. The university reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations and course offerings at any time.

Other University Publications

Bulletins and Viewbooks
The bulletins and viewbooks published by the schools provide program descriptions and information about other topics of interest to the prospective student. Publications may be obtained by calling the individual schools.

Schedule of Classes
The Schedule of Classes lists the courses offered during any given term and provides detailed information on registration procedures. The schedule is distributed during the registration period of each session. Students may obtain the schedule at the Topping Student Center, the Office of Academic Records and Registrar, the Office of College Advising, Leavey Library or on USCweb (

This annual publication contains both general guidebook information for students and university policies concerning student conduct, administrative procedures, and student rights and responsibilities. Students are responsible for understanding and abiding by policies contained in SCampus. SCampus may be obtained at the Topping Student Center or on USCweb (