USC’s tradition of challenging ideas and excelling through determination can be translated to students before their first day of college. High school students and younger can participate in programs that prepare them to start thinking big and to follow their interests. Whether it’s online or on campus, summer or yearlong, USC will give students the room to explore their interests and get familiar with the Trojan way.
USC’s Pre-College Programs
Immerse yourself in college life by selecting a college-level course in a single discipline that will proudly go on a USC transcript. Our four-week, on-campus program is a unique opportunity to join the Trojan family, connect with USC faculty and explore a potential major before graduating from high school.
High school students have demanding schedules and are developing academic interests and life passions that will shape their future. USC offers this unique opportunity to learn more about an academic subject from USC faculty, while also supplementing your high school coursework. Successful students earn a Certificate of Completion from USC.
USC Viterbi K-12 STEM Center
The K-12 STEM Center is committed to providing equitable, culturally responsive opportunities for youth, families and schools. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values that guide us in our work to actively address systemic inequities in STEM Education and provide programs that build personally relevant knowledge and skills, self-efficacy and leadership within a community of learning and practice.
USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative
The Neighborhood Academic Initiative is a rigorous college access and success program operated by USC Educational Partnerships in the division of University Relations. NAI annually prepares almost 1,000 students from low-income households from the neighborhoods in South Los Angeles and East Los Angeles for admission and graduation from college.