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Apply to RHP

Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The application instructions and materials for the 2016-2017 year will be available on this page in August 2015. Current high school sophomores who plan to apply to RHP this fall are welcome to familiarize themselves with the 2015-2016 application, but they should not begin to work on any components as next year's application is subject to change.


Before you begin the application process, be sure to review the FAQ to familiarize yourself with the program and admission requirements.

The Resident Honors Program has a two-part application process: 1) the RHP Application and 2) the Common Application with the USC Supplement. Both applications must be submitted by December 1, 2014.

The RHP Application is available for download from this website. The forms in the RHP Application will provide us with some personal and academic information about you. Also included are the Nomination Form, to be completed by your high school counselor, and the Informational Sheets for Teachers. Though the deadline for all application materials is December 1, 2014, we encourage you to submit the RHP Application as soon as possible. Completing these sections early will identify you as a serious applicant and will ensure you receive updates about your application in a timely manner.

You must also submit the Common Application with the USC Supplement online. The Common Application will ask you to identify your academic interests, complete your college essays, and provide details about your high school coursework and extracurricular activities. Note that some majors have additional application requirements within the USC Supplement, so be sure to follow all instructions carefully. More information and a link to the Common Application is available at the USC Undergraduate Admission website.

We look forward to working with you, and we welcome any inquiries you may have about the Resident Honors Program application process.

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2015 RHP Application

Applicants must also submit the Common Application with the USC Supplement. Visit the USC Admission website for full instructions.

How to Submit Your RHP Application

The RHP Application should be printed and mailed to:

Resident Honors Program
University of Southern California
3454 Trousdale Parkway, CAS 200
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0153

Please do not mail any parts of the Common Application to the RHP Office. These should be submitted online or, if necessary, mailed to the USC Office of Admission.