Childbirth & Adoption Accommodation Program

The Childbirth & Adoption Accommodation Program for Ph.D. students at the University of Southern California addresses the academic progression issues associated with the birth and care of an infant.

Key elements of the accommodation include a continuation of health benefits and tuition remission, provision for a pause in the completion of regular coursework requirements if necessary, and possibly stipend replacement during the semester of birth or adoption. Each element is contingent on maintaining full-time student status and continuation of academic progress. A formal application process is required.

The Request for Childbirth & Adoption Accommodation form should be used. Details on the formal application process and eligibility requirements can be found on the Childbirth & Adoption Accommodation Program document.
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