Google Apps at USC Overview
What is Google Apps at USC?
Google Apps at USC is the name of USC's installation of Google Apps for Education, a suite of online software applications that Google offers to educational institutions and non-profit organizations. The package includes Gmail (Google's email program), Web-based word processing and spreadsheet programs, sharable calendars, chat, and more.
The Google Apps at USC account allows students to take advantage of Gmail, with its 25 gigabytes of storage, in an ad-free environment, while maintaining their @usc.edu email name.
Students may sign up for a Google Apps at USC account even if they already have a personal Gmail account. The Google Apps at USC account is a separate account that does not affect existing Gmail accounts.
Who is eligible?
Google Apps at USC is available only to active USC students.
How does it work?
Students will need to use their USC password to log into Google’s web-based applications through the USC gateway, or authentication system. Students will need to use a separate Google password to access their new Gmail account through a mobile device or an email program like Outlook.
Once students have activated their Google Apps at USC accounts, they will be able to select which Google’s services they wish to use. Students who prefer to keep their email at USC but wish to use Google's word-processing or spreadsheet software may open Google Apps at USC accounts without moving their email to Gmail.