USC defines a transfer student as anyone currently enrolled in college or anyone who has attended college since finishing high school. We encourage bright, motivated, involved transfer students to apply to USC Dornsife. Our students benefit from challenging courses taught by world-class faculty members and numerous innovative research, study abroad, and service-learning activities. We have programs that push you to excel and achieve more than you ever thought possible. And you can do all this within a university that houses more than 700 student organizations, exciting Division I and intramural sports, and plays, concerts and speaker series throughout the academic year.
Successful transfer applicants have generally completed a year of rigorous academic courses, including two semesters of English writing and, at minimum, Algebra II in high school or Intermediate Algebra in college.
Application Deadline: Fall 2015
It is your responsibility to ensure that all required application materials are sent to USC by the posted deadlines. Applications postmarked after the deadline listed above are not guaranteed a priority review. In no case will applications be returned or application fees refunded.
1. Submit the Common Application and the USC Supplement (both avaialble at www.commonapp.org), any application supplemental materials, and the application fee. The application fee for USC is $80. Application materials may be mailed to the following address:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
2. Send by mail official transcripts from each college you've attended.
3. Send by mail official, final high school transcripts.
4. International Students in need of a student visa must file a Financial Statement of Personal or Family Support.
If you still have questions about the application process, please visit the Admission website.
Basic Academic Requirements
In planning your transfer to USC, keep in mind the following academic requirements:
For more information on whether specific courses will transfer to USC, please click on the following links:
Transfer Credit & Policy
Core Academic Requirements
When will you hear from us?
All transfer applicants who submit a complete application by the deadline will be mailed an admission decision or a request for spring semester grades by June 1st. USC does not have an early decision program. Only notification from the USC Office of Undergraduate Admission constitutes an offer of admission.
You may find the following downloadable brochures (.pdf copies) helpful in planning to transfer to USC Dornsife:
Transferring Planning Brochure
Transfer Planning Worksheet
Additional Course Requirements