University of Southern California

Application Timeline

September Application Opens
1/15 Application Deadline
2/15 Decision Notifications Begin
4/15 Admit Decision Deadline

The application cycle for fall 2015 has closed. Dates for the 2016 application cycle are to be determined

The priority deadline (December 1st) is the date to apply by for priority fellowship consideration. The final deadline (January 15th) is the last day to apply for admissions consideration. All applicants are considered for the Marshall assistantship, but those who apply by the priority deadline are also given priority consideration for a limited number of university-sponsored fellowships.

The admissions committee considers complete applications received on or before midnight EST on the deadline. If supplementary materials (e.g. recommendation letters) are received after the priority deadline, the application will be considered for the final deadline. Late application may or may not be considered at the discretion of the admissions committee.

Admissions decisions are made from mid-February to late April. You will be notified by email when a decision has been made.