Check Your USC Application Notifications and Status
As you progress through the application process, you'll receive important notifications and critical alerts. Applicants are responsible for monitoring these notifications and following up on any required actions. To view your notifications, click View My Notifications on the left side of the application dashboard.
Applicants are responsible for monitoring the status of an application, including recommendations and official test scores (note: you should contact USC for the status of transcripts and IELTS scores). To help you track the status of your application, click Check Status at the top of the application dashboard.
Your application status may be:
Your application has not yet been submitted or you haven’t paid the application fee.
Your application has been submitted.
All required materials were received; see Completing Your USC Application for the specific application completion requirements. This is your application's final status.
If you submit recommendation requests, your recommendation's status may be:
This status indicates that the request was sent to the recommender, but they have not accepted or declined it. They must accept your request before they can submit their recommendation.
This status indicates that the recommender accepted your request but has not yet submitted their recommendation.
This status indicates that the recommender completed and submitted their recommendation and it was sent to your program(s).
This status indicates that the recommender declined your recommendation request. You can click Update Recommenders to add a new recommendation request.
This status only appears once the cycle closes. Recommendations can no longer be submitted. Review USC Cycle Dates to learn the final dates when you can request recommendations and your recommenders can complete recommendation requests.
Test Score Statuses
If you submit official test scores to USC, your official test score's status is listed as Accepted with the date USC received it.