Information Sessions

First-Year Information Sessions


Register for an in-person or virtual session.

  • Intended for high school students interested in applying to USC.
  • An admission counselor will discuss the unique learning experiences available at USC, the undergraduate admission process, and a general overview of financial aid.
  • In-person sessions are available immediately prior to most campus tours.
  • Get your questions answered by an admission counselor.
  • First-Year Undergraduate Admission Resources:

In the fall we offer Discover USC—our premiere admission program for prospective first-year students. Events are held on-campus, in select cities around the world, and online. Read more about Discover USC offerings.

Transfer Information Sessions

Register for an in-person or virtual session.

  • One-hour session intended for students interested in learning about the process of transferring to USC.
  • Beginning in October in-person sessions will take place on Mondays.
  • Virtual sessions are offered on Fridays.
  • Learn about how courses transfer to USC, how to put together a competitive application, get an overview of the USC experience, and learn about financial aid.
  • Get your questions answered by an admission counselor.
  • Transfer Admission Resources:

Academic Department Information Sessions

Register for an in-person or virtual session.

Each undergraduate academic department at USC offers information sessions that cover their majors, minors and opportunities available to their students. Programs with additional application requirements also discuss their admission process and expectations:

Learn more about our schools and available majors.

Special Event

The Arts at USC

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
4:00 PM–5:30 PM PT

Join us for an online webinar featuring the visual and performing arts programs at USC. You will hear from department representatives about their programs and application requirements. Each program will also host an optional Q&A session after their presentation.

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Diversity and Inclusion Sessions

Native American Prospective Student Webinar

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
6:30 PM–7:30 PM PT

Join the USC Office of Admission, members of the Native American Student Assembly, and other Native American Trojans for a conversation about the Trojan Experience! Get your questions ready. We want to help you learn about the next steps for applying to USC and what it’s like to be a member of the USC Trojan Family.

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I AM First: How to Apply to USC as a First-Generation College Student

Thursday, September 28, 2023
6:30 PM–7:30 PM PT

In this webinar, prospective first-generation students will have the opportunity to learn about the admission process with language and tips specifically geared toward them. A first-generation student panel will also share their USC experiences. The program will end with breakout rooms, where students can have their questions answered by admission counselors.

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Ready, Set, Write: A College Essay Workshop for Underrepresented Students

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
6:30 PM–7:30 PM PT

Many students, including those who are first-generation and/or historically underrepresented, struggle with writing the college essay. In this webinar, USC admission counselors from the Multicultural Recruitment Committee will highlight effective ways to share your story in the writing components of the USC admission application. The webinar will be divided into three parts: pre-writing strategies, USC supplemental essays, and breakout rooms with admissions counselors.

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