January 13, 2016
4 Ways to Stand Out as a Transfer Applicant
Applicants looking to transfer to USC should realize that USC students are expected to attend school full time. In order for the admission office to get a sense of how you will fare at USC, we would like to see how well you performed while in a full time schedule at your current institution. We understand there are exceptions to this, of course, but students aiming to transfer to USC should be attending full-time if possible.
2. Make progress towards fulfilling General Education requirements
The last thing we want transfer students to do is start from scratch once they arrive at USC. Since the GE curriculum is required of all graduates of USC, it is in your best interest to get a head start on completing these requirements. You do not have to complete them all in order to gain admission to USC, but completing a good portion of GE categories only makes you a more competitive applicant.
3. Take relevant coursework
In addition to full time coursework, we would like to see that you are taking transferable courses. You can see which courses are transferable from your current institution by reviewing the articulation agreement we have with your school. Articulation agreements for California community colleges can be found online at usc.edu/transfercredit. You should also make sure you are completing any prerequisite courses for your specific major of interest.
4. Make academics your priority
Your academic performance and preparation is our main concern in the transfer admission process. While getting involved and joining organizations is a great part of the college experience, you should make your academics your number one priority if you are serious about transferring to USC.
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