To gain admission into the esteemed University of Southern California undergraduate programme:
International applicants must provide official copies of academic records from all secondary or senior secondary schools, pre-university programs, and colleges and universities attended.
Have all academics records sent directly from the schools (whenever possible).
Submit all academic records in the native language, accompanied by an English translation, if the native language is not English.
Send external examination results or predicted results. Examples: predicted IB results, Indian board exam results, GCSE/IGCSE results, predicted A-levels, Australian ATAR, etc.
Submit any additional documents as requested by the USC Office of Admission.
Note: USC expects students to prepare work that is their own, factually true and honestly presented. USC does not contract with, nor is represented by, non-USC entities in the recruitment and admission process.
Standardized Test Scores
First-year (freshman) international applicants are required to submit:
SAT or ACT scores; AND
TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores, if the native language is not English. (Applicants with minimum scores of 650 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing exam or 27 on the ACT English exam are exempt. See English Proficiency Criteria below.)
English Proficiency Criteria
Academic success at USC depends on your ability to communicate effectively in English. All international applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency in the following manner: