Apply: Dates and Deadlines

First-Year Students

The following are deadlines for 2022-2023 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, the Dance program, all 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 for all other programs.

February 11
FAFSA and CSS Profile applications due for financial aid.

Application deadline extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students who are unable to meet the published deadlines may contact an admission counselor to be considered for an extension.

Transfer Students

The following are deadlines for 2022-2023 academic year admission:

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

February 15
Transfer deadline for all other programs.
Students who apply for admission by February 15 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.

Application deadline extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students who are unable to meet the published deadlines may contact an admission counselor to be considered for an extension.