Admitted Students: First-Year Admits

Congratulations on your admission to USC! As a high-achieving student, you probably have many options available to you: small private colleges, Ivy League schools, public universities. Only at USC, however, will you gain the advantages found at all three — in addition to opportunities unmatched at any other institution. Below are the next steps you need to take to accept our offer and become part of our family.

Virtual Admitted
Student Events

We are so excited to welcome our newest students to the Trojan Family! We are offering a variety of online options to help you and your loved ones explore USC from a distance.

These virtual events may not be able to accurately capture the magic of the USC marching band or sunny California skies, but we hope they will give you a sense of what it’s like to be part of the Trojan Family and help you get your questions answered about life at USC. Register in your portal.

Events will include two types of campus tours, student panels, financial aid sessions, and small group chats. Each of the academic units on campus will host additional programming for students to learn more about their major and academic opportunities. Finally, admitted students can meet one another and engage with our cultural centers on campus through the ZeeMee app.

Events for Everyone
Check back in April for event information.
Focused Sessions
Check back in April for event information.
Other Online Resources
Social Media: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @uscadmission for updates. Watch Instagram stories, highlights and IGTV for more info on student life and to get questions answered by current USC students. Join an admitted student group (link in your portal) to connect with other newly admitted students and talk to USC Ambassadors. And don’t forget to tag us and use #IGotIntoUSC to share your admission on social media!

Digital Library: Here you will find videos to help you learn more about the USC experience.

Housing Tours: Watch our dorm tours to get a sense of the three different styles of housing at USC and hear from current students about their experiences living on campus.
Residence Halls
Suites
Apartments

Meet USC Video: Watch this video to get a broad overview of USC and learn more about what it’s like to be a student on our campus. You’ll hear about unique learning experiences, research, what it means to study at a global university, life in Los Angeles, campus life and of course, the Trojan Family.

Virtual Campus Tour: This immersive tour explores various buildings and hangout spots on campus. Learn fun facts and trivia about the locations you see while taking in both still photos and 360-degree shots of campus.

Admitted Student Resources: Check out the Welcome to USC book , which will help you begin to think about enrollment, housing and financial aid. The Living at USC  book describes the array of available USC housing options and services. Both are available in your Applicant Portal.

Fall Admits Next Steps

Here are the steps you need to take to accept our offer of admission and enroll at USC:

1. Attend a Virtual Admitted Student Event: ASAP

Visit admission.usc.edu/status to learn more about our programs and to sign up for an event.

2. Submit Enrollment Commitment Deposit and Form: By May 1

  • Visit usc.edu/status to complete the Reply form and submit your nonrefundable $300 deposit.
  • Your deposit will be credited toward your tuition when you register for classes.
  • If submitting the enrollment deposit would be a financial burden, you can waive the deposit on your Reply Form.


3. Apply for Financial Aid: ASAP

Make sure you have completed all the steps necessary to apply for financial aid. You must submit:

Visit financialaid.usc.edu for more information about the application process.

4. Apply for Housing

Visit USC Housing to apply or to find more information.

5. Sign Up For First-Year Virtual Orientation

Visit the Orientation Programs website to make your reservation.

6. Submit Transcripts and Exam Scores: By July 1

Be sure to:

  • Submit your final high school transcripts to the Office of Admission as soon as they become available. Transcripts must show your date of graduation.
  • Send official AP, IB and A-Level results to the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Services office.

Please visit the Undergraduate Transfer Credit page for more information.

International Coursework
First-year students must provide one official copy of all records of academic coursework, in their native language. Records must be sent directly from the school and be accompanied by a certified English translation.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Admission at (213) 740–1111.


“Only at USC would you find students who not only excel academically, but ones who truly involve themselves in the community... Each and every student has a positive impact on this campus.”

—Paul Breslin, Newport Beach, California

Spring Admits Next Steps

Here are the steps you need to take to accept our offer of admission and enroll at USC:

1. Attend a Virtual Admitted Student Event: ASAP

Visit admission.usc.edu/status to learn more about our programs and to sign up for an event.

2. Submit Intent to Enroll: By May 1

Visit admission.usc.edu/status to indicate your Intent to Enroll. This will allow us to reserve your space in the incoming class.

3. Submit Commitment Deposit: By August 1

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

4. Apply for Financial Aid: ASAP

Make sure you have completed all the steps necessary to apply for financial aid. You must submit:

Visit financialaid.usc.edu for more information about the application process.

5. Submit Transcripts and Official Exam Results: By July 1

Be sure to:

  • Submit your final high school transcripts to the Office of Admission as soon as they become available. Transcripts must show your date of graduation.
  • Mail official AP, IB and A-Level results to the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Services office.

Please visit the Undergraduate Transfer Credit page for more information.

International Coursework
First-year students must provide one official copy of all records of academic coursework, in their native language. Records must be sent directly from the school and be accompanied by a certified English translation.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Admission at (213) 740–1111.

6. Apply for Housing: Beginning September 1

Visit USC Housing to apply or to find more information. Students admitted to the spring semester should wait until September 1 to submit their housing application.

7. Sign Up For First-Year Virtual Orientation

Visit the Orientation Programs website to make your reservation.

8. Begin Classes: January 10

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Admission at (213) 740–1111.


“At USC, I am a student, scholar, researcher, dancer, intern, ambassador, photographer, blogger, content creator and goofball. USC allows me to be all of these things without exception and without compromise.”

—Joy Ofodu, San Ramon, California

Fall Opportunities for Spring Admits

You’ve been admitted to spring, but what will you do in the fall? It’s up to you! Your admission to USC is secure for the spring term, so your choices are as broad as your imagination.

You could enroll in college — even study abroad — to stay on pace to finish your degree in four years. You could take time off to work, explore new cultures or participate in a service learning opportunity to make the world a better place. We have created a special page to help guide you through your options. See it here.

FAQ for Admitted Students

Find answers to questions you may have about your admission here.