Prospective Transfer Students

The following links and information pages will help college counselors guide prospective transfer students through USC’s application and admission process.

In this section:

Apply Now

Ready to apply? Complete and submit the Common Application and the USC Writing Supplement at

Dates & Deadlines

Transfer application deadlines for merit scholarship, professional school or regular consideration.

Admission Process

USC’s admission policies and what qualities USC looks for in prospective students.

Application Checklist

Don’t forget to submit these important items with your application.

Additional Major Requirements

Additional application requirements for selected majors.

Transfer Profile

Facts and figures about the current incoming class of transfer students.

Transfer Planning Brochure

This downloadable PDF of our Transferring to USC brochure provides detailed information about the transfer application and admission process.

USC Core and General Education

Prospective students are encouraged to begin coursework in USC’s Core and General Education requirements prior to transferring to USC.

Additional Coursework by Major

Organized by school and major, this downloadable PDF details the lower-division, introductory coursework that may be completed prior to transferring to USC.

Transfer Planning Worksheet

Download this worksheet to help you keep track of the transferable courses you have completed and what courses are still in progress.

Transfer Credit and Policy

Learn more about USC’s transfer policies and what courses will and will not transfer to USC.

Transfer Tools

Whether you are transferring from a California community college or a four-year institution, these resources will help you determine which courses and credits will transfer to USC.

International Applicants

Find out who is considered an international student and what additional requirements international students should meet for admission to USC.

Transfer & Veteran Student Programs

The office of Transfer & Veteran Student Programs helps facilitate the transition to USC and create a strong connection to the Trojan Family for transfer students and military veterans.

USC Admission Counselors

Search for the USC counselor who covers your geographic area, or learn a little more about our admission staff.