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USC Applicant Responsibilities

Applicants are responsible for properly completing the application, sending supporting documents and fees to USC in a timely manner, and regularly checking their application status. USC applicants agree to abide by the following rules and requirements:

  • Review the application procedures and admissions prerequisites of each designated program for which he/she plans to apply.
  • Arrange for all official transcripts to be sent to USC in a timely manner.
  • Provide all required information on the USC application accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Provide all required information on the supplemental applications (if required) accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Abide by all selected USC school-specific deadlines.
  • Provide the names and email addresses of your listed Recommendations and notify them they will be contacted by email for their Recommendation.
  • Respond immediately to all notices and questions received from USC and each school and college to which they apply (applicants are responsible for checking their personal email, including any junk mail folders, and USC accounts for these important notices and questions).
  • Print a copy of the completed USC application before submitting to USC.
  • Agree to submit the correct USC application fee(s).
  • Pay any additional school and college supplemental fees that may be required.
  • Check status for submitted materials online by logging on to the USC web application.
  • Promptly notify USC of any change in contact information.
  • Promptly notify all designated programs of any change in contact information.
  • Contact USC programs directly regarding questions about admissions decisions, school-specific admissions criteria, or other program-specific information.
  • Respond promptly to USC programs, either to accept or decline interview invitations and offers of admission.
  • Log off the USC web application after completion of each session to protect against unauthorized access of application information submitted to USC.
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