Admission Resources

The USC Experience

Meet USC

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.

USC Student Interviews

Learn about what it’s like to attend USC from current USC students! Hear about why they chose our school and what it means to be part of the Trojan Family.

First-Generation Students

First-generation college students talk about why USC was the right fit for them and what their college experience has been like.


Learn about the multitude of academic opportunities available to you at USC and how students take advantage of our on-campus programs and services.

Get Involved

With more than 1,000 clubs to choose from, there are plenty of ways to get involved and find community on our campus.

Five Minute Intro to USC

Watch this quick overview of all that USC has to offer.

Questbridge Students

Learn why Keon, a QuestBridge Scholar, chose to join the Trojan Family.

USC Immersive Tour

Can’t Make It to Campus? We encourage you to explore our immersive online tour here!

Admission Advice Playlist

#USCAppAdvice Playlist

Get application advice from USC admission counselors. We cover topics such as essays, scholarships, fee waivers and more!

Financial Aid Resources

Learn more about how to apply for and receive aid, understand how the financial aid process works, and find out how to submit documents to our office.

To learn more about Financial Aid at USC please visit the USC Financial Aid website.


  • You can locate the undergraduate admission counselor for your school or geographic area by searching our Find Your Counselor directory.

  • USC offers a broad range of majors and minors through our top-ranked academic and professional programs. Please refer to the USC Catalogue and navigate to Programs/Minors and Certificates for the most up-to-date list.

  • Students can choose to apply to USC during high school enrollment, or post high-school graduation, while attending another institution. If you are still in high school, USC considers you a first-year applicant, regardless of the number of college units completed prior to high school graduation. If you plan to attend USC right after your graduation from high school, you should apply to USC as a first-year student. Once you graduate from high school and begin to take college-level courses, you will apply as a transfer student. If you plan to apply to USC after attending college or university elsewhere, you can apply to transfer as soon as your sophomore year.

  • Students are welcome to visit campus for student-led tours, self-guided tours, and in-person admission and academic department information sessions. You can also take an immersive online tour, or join a virtual first-year or transfer information session. More information on additional ways to learn about USC can be found on our website.