Transfer Application Checklist

Refer to the academic department website or to the Common Application for more information and detailed instructions.

Submit These Items

Common Application and the USC Writing Supplement:

Official final high school transcripts with date of graduation.

  • Students who completed secondary school outside the US may substitute a copy of a diploma or leaving certificate.
  • Students who did not finish high school should also submit a copy of their completion certificate (such as a GED) and may also submit a letter of explanation.

All official college transcripts.

  • Official transcripts of any and all college coursework completed through the fall term.

SAT or ACT Scores.

  • Required from applicants who have completed fewer than 30 semester units of college coursework.

Letter(s) of recommendation. (Optional, although may be required for some majors.)

Portfolio, resumé and/or additional writing samples: if required by major. Performance majors may also require auditions. Refer to the Additional Major Requirements page for more information.

Financial Statement of Personal or Family Support:

International students must also submit:
TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores., if the student’s native language is not English.