Apply: Dates and Deadlines

First-Year Students

The following are deadlines for 2021-2022 academic year admission:

December 1*
Consideration for Merit Scholarships
All first-year applicants who submit a complete application by December 1 will be considered for USC Merit Scholarships.

Final first-year deadline for the following programs:
All Cinematic Arts and Music programs, Dramatic Arts BFA programs, the Iovine and Young Academy, and the World Bachelor in Business (WBB) program. See Additional Major Requirements for information about your intended program.

*USC does not have an Early Decision or Early Action Program

January 15
Final first-year application deadline.

February 12
FAFSA and CSS Profile applications due for financial aid.

Transfer Students

The following are deadlines for 2021-2022 academic year admission:

December 1
Transfer deadline for the following programs:
Some Cinematic Arts programs, BFA Dramatic Arts programs, all Music programs and the Iovine and Young Academy. See Additional Major Requirements for information about your intended program.

January 15
Dance applicants final deadline.

February 1
Transfer deadline for all other programs.
Students who apply for admission by February 1 will also be considered for USC Merit Scholarships.

March 2
FAFSA and CSS Profile applications due for financial aid.
Visit our Financial Aid page for more information.