Admitted Students: Transfer Admits

Congratulations on your admission to USC! You are part of a very select group of diverse, talented and highly motivated students chosen to join the Trojan Family. As a transfer student at USC, you will enjoy unparalleled opportunities in and outside the classroom. From access to world-class faculty and the ability to conduct your own original research, to acquiring real-world experience through service learning and internship programs, the possibilities are endless. 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 explore USC from a distance.

These virtual events may not be able to 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.

See the menu below to learn more about each of our virtual offerings:

Transfer Admitted Student Information Session and Panel
Offered on June 25 and July 17. Join us for a message from the leaders of the USC Admission Office, information about your next steps and a panel of current USC transfer students who will share their experiences. Register in your applicant portal.
Financing Your Education
Learn strategies and tips to manage your family contribution, financial plans and payments, as well as the basics of financial aid. Also, be sure to check out Financial Aid’s informational videos.
Meet USC Video
Watch this video for a broad overview of USC and to 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.
Social Media
Join an Admitted Student Facebook group (link in your portal) to connect with other newly admitted students and to talk with USC Ambassadors. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter, @uscadmission, for updates. Watch Instagram stories, highlights and IGTV for more info on student life. And don’t forget to use #IGotIntoUSC and tag us to share your admission on social media!

Next Steps: Fall Transfer Admits

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

1. Admit Reply Form: By June 1
(or two weeks after receiving your admission letter)

  • Visit admission.usc.edu/status to complete the Admit Reply form and submit your nonrefundable $300 deposit.
  • Your deposit will be credited toward your tuition when you register for classes.

2. 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.

3. Apply for Housing: ASAP, as soon as you are admitted
Visit USC Housing to apply or to find more information.

  • Even if you have not yet decided to attend USC, we encourage you to apply for housing as soon as possible.

4. Sign Up For Transfer Virtual Orientation: Beginning in June

Visit the Orientation Programs website to make your reservation.

5. Submit Transcripts and Exam Scores: ASAP

  • Send an official transcript showing final grades as soon as your current term is completed and grades become available.
  • Mail official AP/IB/A-Level results to the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Services office. Please visit the Undergraduate Transfer Credit page for more information.

International Coursework
Transfer students who have completed coursework at institutions outside the U.S. should contact the International Education Research Foundation for a “Detail Report with Course Level Identification” for USC. IERF will evaluate your documents and transmit a report directly to USC. USC Transfer Credit Services will then complete a transfer credit evaluation. Please visit www.ierf.org/usc for more information.

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


Our Transfer Students Come From…

49% California Community Colleges
8% California Private Colleges and Universities
8% California State University /
University of California
28% Colleges Outside California
7% International Colleges and Universities

Next Steps: Spring Transfer Admits

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

1. Enrollment Commitment Deposit: By August 1

  • Visit admission.usc.edu/status to submit your nonrefundable $300 deposit.
  • Your deposit will be credited toward your tuition when you register for classes.


2. 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.

3. Apply for Housing: On or after September 1

Visit USC Housing to apply or to find more information.

4. Sign Up For Transfer Virtual Orientation: Beginning in June

Visit the Orientation Programs website to make your reservation.

5. Submit Transcripts: ASAP

  • Send an official transcript showing final grades as soon as your current term is completed and grades become available.
  • Mail official AP/IB/A-Level results to the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Services office. Please visit the Undergraduate Transfer Credit page for more information.

International Coursework
Transfer students who have completed coursework at institutions outside the U.S. should contact the International Education Research Foundation for a “Detail Report with Course Level Identification” for USC. IERF will evaluate your documents and transmit a report directly to USC. USC Transfer Credit Services will then complete a transfer credit evaluation. Please visit www.ierf.org/usc for more information.

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

Transfer Tools

The key to a successful transfer is good planning. The following resources will help you determine which courses and credits will transfer to USC. Click on the links below to access an interactive planning guide, download useful brochures, checklists, worksheets, and information.

Interactive Planning Guide
This online resource will help you determine which undergraduate courses at other institutions will satisfy USC’s General Education courses, as well as the lower-division coursework required for any major. Go to the Interactive Planning Guide.

Transfer Planning Worksheet (PDF)
This worksheet will help you keep track of the transferable courses you have completed and what courses are still in progress. Download the Transfer Planning Worksheet here (PDF).

Additional Coursework by Major (PDF)
Find the lower-division, introductory coursework that may be recommended or required for your intended major. Download the Additional Coursework by Major file.

Articulation Agreements: Community Colleges
These lists indicate the community college courses that fulfill General Education and other requirements, as well as equivalents to lower-division courses at USC. Go to the Articulation Agreements with Community Colleges.

Articulation Histories with Local Four-Year Colleges
Though USC does not maintain formal articulation agreements with four-year colleges, this resource will help you determine which courses have been accepted for transfer in the past.

Veterans

The Veterans Resource Center helps facilitate the transition to USC and create a strong connection to the Trojan Family for military veterans.

FAQ for Transfer Students

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