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All responses apply to Stamps, Mork, Trustee and Presidential Scholars unless otherwise noted.
Can my scholarship be extended beyond 8 semesters?
How do I request Exceptional Funding?
I am a Presidential Scholar, can I upgrade my scholarship to another scholarship? No, Stamps, Mork, Trustee and Presidential Scholarships are granted by the Office of Admission specifically to freshmen. Selection criteria is based on academic excellence, leadership, and service during a student's tenure at their high school.
Does your office provide other scholarships?
What kind of advisement does the Office of Academic & International Fellowships provide?
Do you provide academic advisement?
How can I meet with an advisor in your office?
Will auditing a course effect my scholarship?
Additionally, to receive your scholarship funds each semester, you must be enrolled in a full-time schedule (12 or more units for credit). If your are enrolled in 12 units including an audited course, which is not for credit, you will receive a bill for the semester's tuition. The scholarship does not pay for audited units.
My scholarship hasn't yet been applied and the bill is due immediately. What is going on?
1) Are you currently enrolled in at least 12 units for credit? The scholarship only credits your bill at 12 or more units.
Can I take a Leave of Absence?
When you are ready to return, notify both the Academic Recognition Programs in writing one semester in advance.
Keep in mind:
Can I take classes for pass/no pass?
Yes, but you should consult with your academic advisor before enrolling in any course on a pass/no pass basis. A "pass" grade will not alter your gpa and the units will count toward the units required per academic (fall/spring) year. However, keep in mind that you will not receive unit credit for a course with a grade of "no pass."
Can you help with registering for classes that are full?
We do not offer assistance with registering for full classes. Talk to your academic advisor to check out your options. Work with the professor to see if there is a wait list and explain your situation.
Do Mork, Trustee & Presidential Scholars receive priority registration?
There is no priority registration for scholars. Registration dates are assigned based on the number of units you have earned. This is addressed briefly on the Registrar's website (see "Most Commonly Asked Questions" section, question #2): http://www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/registration
What do I need to do in order to renew my scholarship each academic year?
Please note, this is the minimum requirement to renew your scholarship. However, you must earn a 3.0 cumulative and complete 32 units per academic year to qualify for Exceptional Funding.
I am a graduating senior, can I take a reduced course load in my final semester at USC?
Does tuition insurance protect my scholarship?
Office of Academic & International Fellowships