Undergraduate Admission Blog

  • Office of Student Accessibility Services (OSAS)

    Whether you are a new or returning Trojan, OSAS is here to provide accommodations to help students with disabilities thrive both in and out of the classroom. 


  • Transfer Talk Tuesday: Expectations vs Reality 

    Hi everyone! My name is Savanna Fakhoury, and I am a current junior studying Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. My journey to USC was quite an interesting one, and I am excited to share a bit about my experience and what I have learned so far.  


  • Transfer Talk Tuesday: Research as a Transfer Student 

    Human Sciences on the pre-dental track. I transferred from El Camino College, and I want to be an oral oncologist working in underserved community dental clinics.


  • Transfer Talk Tuesday: Campus Resources

    Transferring to USC felt quite daunting at first. I moved from a tiny college on the east coast smaller than my high school, to USC, which at first felt like a metropolis. As transfer students, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and lost socially as well as academically. However, once I arrived, it was like a new world had opened up to me –  I was able to dive right into campus life.


  • Transfer Talk Tuesday: Relationships with Advisor/Faculty

    Throughout my time at USC, my academic advisor has been so helpful with planning out my classes, exploring different minors, or discussing different upper-division classes to take. My Marshall academic advisor reached out to me the summer before my first semester to help me pick courses for the upcoming school year and create a tentative schedule of classes to make sure I fulfilled all of the requirements.


  • Transfer Talk Tuesday: How to Get Involved on Campus 

    Something really special about USC is that the school and the people that attend USC value the Trojan Family. From the very first moment I stepped onto campus, there was a lot going on. There were so many opportunities to meet new people, along with events made specifically for transfer students.


  • Transfer Talk Tuesday: Transfer Journey – First Generation Student 

    Eliana Cotom is a junior from Los Angeles, California, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education and Society. In 2020, she transferred from Santa Monica College (SMC) to USC. In addition to being a Transfer Ambassador for the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Eliana is also a Dornsife Intern and is involved with student clubs at USC.  


  • USC Celebrates Pride Month

    is just getting started. USC has made sure that June will be full of pride celebrations, conversations, and events for the whole community. This year, USC celebrates ‘The Power of Community’ as its theme for Pride. Starting on June 1st, USC will host a variety of virtual and in-person events to empower our students, faculty, and staff in the LGBTQ+ community.  


  • Transfer Talk Tuesday: Transfer Journey – Community College

    Transfer Talk Tuesdays are a series of personal blogs where current USC transfer students dive deeper into their real-life stories, perspectives, and experiences in transferring to USC. Note that each transfer application is unique and there are no guaranteed paths to transfer. For guidance on how to put together a competitive transfer application, please review … Continue reading Transfer Talk Tuesday: Transfer Journey – Community College


  • The Skinny on Spring Grade Requests

    There’s a lot of speculation as to why we request spring grades (and let’s be honest, online forums are not always the most reliable place to get accurate information), so let’s get to the heart of it. Why might we want to see how you did this term?  Our notification deadline for transfer applicants is May 31st, and while most students will find out whether they have been admitted or not by that date, many applicants will receive spring grade requests. There’s a lot of speculation as to why we request spring grades (and let’s be honest, online forums are not the place to get accurate information), so let’s get to the heart of it. Why might we want to see how you did this semester?