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May 12, 2015

What About Transfer Applicants!?!?!?

We know a lot of our transfer applicants are anxiously awaiting decisions and many have the same questions! We hear you and hope this FAQ will help as you wait to hear from us.

When will I find out my decision?

All transfer students who applied to USC for fall 2015 admission will be notified of either a decision, or a request for more information by June 1. We are in the process of making decisions, so some students have heard back from us while many have not. Just because you haven’t heard from our office yet does not mean it is good or bad news – there are still a couple weeks until June 1 and we are making our way through all the applications.

What does a Spring Grade Request mean?
For some students, we are unable to make a decision with the information we currently have. We may request to see your final spring grades to assist us in making a decision. If you received a spring grade request, please send us your grades as soon as they are available. Different schools finish at different times, so the faster you can send us your grades, the faster we can get an admission decision back to you.

We are aware that many semester system schools finish in May and many quarter systems in June. Our admission counselors are aware of this timeline, and we will be accommodating to each individual school, but again, do not delay in sending us your grades if we asked for them.

If I’m admitted, when will I find out which of my classes transfer to USC?
Students who are admitted and enroll at USC will receive a Transfer Credit Report (TCR) that details classes that will transfer and which requirements are being met. These reports are available three to six weeks after a student submits their commitment deposit, and we receive complete and official transcripts of all college work, and official exam scores. Students will receive an email notification when the TCR is available to view at my.usc.edu.

What about Financial Aid?
If you met all deadlines and eligibility requirements and promptly submitted any additional documents the Financial Aid Office requested, you will be notified of your financial aid within 7 business days after you have been admitted to USC. You can monitor your award status online at My Financial Aid & Documents (https://www.usc.edu/admission/fa/my_fa/index.html).

Spring Admission?
While all students applied for the Fall 2015 semester, some students may be admitted to the Spring 2016 semester. This allows us to accommodate more students. We encourage students to continue taking courses either at their current institution or another school. If you are admitted to the Spring semester and have questions about what to do in the fall, you can contact your admission counselor  for more information.

These are the five most common questions we get around this time of year but if you have additional questions, please contact your admission counselor.