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USC Application Cycle Dates

Review the important application cycle dates below. In some instances, the individual program's deadline may differ from the application's cycle dates. To view a program's deadline date, click Add Program and review the information under Deadline. You can submit your application up until 11:59 PM PT on the deadline date.

While the cycle close date is the final date you can submit your USC application, USC has additional final application processing dates for managing your application. Note the dates and submission times below.

Dates for 2021-2022 Cycle

These dates are for the Fall 2022, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 terms.

Application Milestone

Date and Time

The USC application cycle opens.

June 23, 2021

The USC application cycle closes.

The last date you can:

  • Create an account.
  • Submit your application.
  • Request recommendations.

September 16, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT

The last date your official test scores are matched to your application. Be sure to request your official test scores in advance so they are received by this date.

October 5, 2022 at 5 PM ET

The last date your recommenders can submit their recommendations.

October 5, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT

If you are in the Undelivered status, this is the last date you can re-submit your application.

October 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT

All application processing ends.

October 13, 2022 at 5 PM ET

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