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 And So They’re Off!. We began reading applications 149 days ago and finally wrapped up our deliberations in the last twenty four hours. Moments ago, we loaded trucks with increased than 45,000 pieces of mail, and over the next few days, USC’s admission decisions for the class of 2017 will likely be revealed.

As I reflect on our work, I become aware of how quickly the tables have turned: high school seniors have been waiting with stressed anticipation to know from us, now we’ll be anxiously waiting to hear from them. We all know that the learning pupils we have admitted are one of the best worldwide. All have numerous options that are excellent college and we can hardly wait to discover that will accept our offer and join the Trojan Family.

Getting our decisions in the mail is the culmination of many months (and tens-of-thousands of hours) of work. I will be incredibly proud for the USC that is entire Enrollment team—for its commitment, effort and professionalism. The team of pupils that individuals have identified for admission is the best in USC’s 133-year history!

And speaking of incredible pupils, listed below are only a few information about this year’s admitted freshman class:

• 19.6% of applicants were admitted
• significantly more than 3,100 different high schools are represented
• Our admitted students come from every U.S. state, the District of Columbia and 79 various countries
• Outside of California, the five most represented states are Texas, Illinois, New York, Washington and Massachusetts
• Outside the U.S., probably the most represented countries are China, South Korea, India, Canada and Singapore
• 1-in-9 may be the first in their family to attend college
• 64% are students of color
• 17% are worldwide students
• The typical admitted student has an un-weighted high school GPA of 3.8. With weighting, the GPA is well over 4.0.
• The normal admitted student took 6-8 AP courses (assuming they were offered by their high school)
• 75percent of our admitted pupils have standardised test scores in at least the 95th percentile

Thank you for coming on this journey with us. No matter the result, we now have certainly enjoyed getting to know each and every applicant over the a year ago. The best of luck as they begin this next exciting chapter of their lives on behalf of all of us at USC, I want to wish every prospective student.

Fight On!

Timothy Brunold
Dean of Admission

P.S. don’t believe for a brief moment that any of us is going on vacation any time in the future! Between now and may also 1st, we’re hosting fifty various admitted student occasions, many kilometers to travel and several a huge number of students and parents to satisfy. And then there are the ones transfer that is 8,000; they aren’t planning to read on their own!

I am a Spring Admit! Now What?


The delay is finally over! You received the long-awaited dense envelope from USC together with your admission decision inside and started it excitedly to see you’re admitted to the spring term. I’m sure many of you thought, ‘What exactly is a spring admit, anyway?’ We notice that this might be a little of a surprise and quite possibly disappointing, that will be exactly why I’m here to tell you that you’re truly loved and accepted just like much at the students admitted to the fall term! Believe me when I say we were excited to admit you and so are hoping you shall join the Trojan Family.

Spring Admit and recent alumna Rachel Hirsch ’11 said it most readily useful:

‘I think what’s many important to get across to Spring admit students is the fact that this really isn’t USC’s method of telling you they are doingn’t desire you now. They do. They accepted you and to even be looked at as an applicant to this educational school can be an accomplishment in it of itself. And also to be admitted! Kids would destroy for this place. I know it feels like a form that is small of but it is perhaps not. We would not have traded my spring admit status for anything. It allowed me personally to enjoy a little more time after high college to appreciate every one of the inevitable change that was ahead and it provided me with some real life experience (as cliché as that noises). You’ll have some of the best years of your life time walking on campus and going to football games and creating a college that is complete for yourself.

If you want to go here, go because it’s clear USC desires you.

And of course, Fight On!’

So, congratulations! Pupils who are admitted towards the spring term make up an important area of the incoming freshman class. Although we are not able to admit every student to the fall semester, we could acknowledge some students that are amazing the spring semester. We’ve discovered this approach to be excessively successful on the years, as numerous students relish the opportunity to complete different things during the fall semester. Hopefully, I can provide some understanding of what it indicates to become a spring admit and how exactly to make use of your fall semester to help you hit the floor running once you begin classes at USC.

If I’m admitted to the spring, just what do during the fall semester?

As being a spring admit, you have can use the fall semester in an assortment of ways. Perhaps you shall decide to take college courses, perhaps traveling abroad is appealing, or maybe it’s that you’re considering working or spending your time volunteering. Many spring admits gain college credits that will transfer to USC with this time so they are able to graduate along with their class. We recommend that pupils just take classes at their local community college or as being a non-degree seeking student at a neighborhood college. In the event that you do decide to take university courses, make sure to consult your admission counselor to review which courses transfer to USC.

But, exactly what about planning to soccer games during the autumn?

Spring students are able to get football tickets after publishing the Enrollment Commitment Deposit online.

Can I still reside in university housing?

In terms of residing in college housing for the spring semester, it’s not a guarantee. However we are usually in a position to accommodate all students that are first-year enter into the spring semester. The housing application will be available beginning July 1 if you’re interested in applying for university housing. We do not offer university housing for spring admits throughout the fall semester, however some spring admits have opted for to reside near campus in privately owned flats within the past.

Ok, this seems like a pretty option that is great me! How can I secure my spot as a USC spring admit?

It’s simple! Fill out the response card that arrived with your admission packet and back send it to us by May 1. You will be asked to submit the $300 Enrollment Commitment Deposit by August 1.

What else do I have to know?

In the event that you have other questions related to being fully a spring admitted student, contact our office or your admission therapist. Also, make sure to register with go to one of the Spring Preview events or the Admitted Student Reception throughout the thirty days of April. It is a great opportunity to go to campus, ask questions, meet other spring admits, and additionally hear from current USC pupils have been spring admits.