Next Steps

To accept your offer of admission and reserve your place in the incoming class, please follow these steps:

Steps to Enroll:
Due by:
Submit Intent to Enroll

Visit to indicate your Intent to Enroll. This will allow us to reserve your space in the incoming class.

By May 1
Submit Commitment Deposit

Submit the nonrefundable $300 Commitment Deposit at It will be applied to your first-semester charges after you register for classes.

By August 1
Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the 2017-2018 CSS PROFILE Application at Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

Visit for more information about the application process.

Submit Transcripts and Official Exam Results

Incoming first-year students must provide the Office of Admission with a final high school transcript showing the date of graduation as soon as it becomes available. AP, IB or A-Level results should be submitted to USC’s Transfer Credit Evaluation Office. For more information, please visit

By July 1
Apply for Housing

We offer all first-year students a space in USC housing. We encourage you to submit your application for housing as soon as possible at

Beginning June 30
Attend First-Year Orientation

Attending Orientation is the best way to acclimate to life at USC. You will also be able to register for your first semester of classes and meet other newly admitted students. Once you have submitted your Commitment Deposit for the spring semester, you will receive an invitation to register for Orientation. Please visit for event information or to reserve your space.

December 5 or January 3
Move-In Day

This is the first day you can move into your residence hall or apartment. Students, alumni, parents and staff will be on-hand to assist and to welcome you to the Trojan Family.

January 4
Attend Spring Welcome Week

Welcome Week is your chance to discover all the ways to get involved in student life at USC.

January 4-11
Begin Classes
January 8