University of Southern California

Prospective Students


Freshmen Applicants

  • Admission to the Leventhal School of Accounting is granted through the Marshall School of Business.

  • Marshall Office of Undergraduate Admissions:
  • Application Checklist

    1. Apply online using the Common Application and the USC Supplemental Application (www.commonapp.org)

    2. Submit these items:
      • Transcripts: First-year applicants should submit official transcripts of all high school and college coursework completed.
      • Official Test Scores: Arrange for the testing agency to send your SAT or ACT scores directly to USC. Also, arrange for your Advanced Placement exam scores to be sent directly to USC.
      • School Report: All first-year applicants are required to submit the Common Application School Report by providing the name and e-mail address of a recommender.
      • Submit your fall grades (when available): Use the Mid-Year Report Form included in the Common Application or visit www.usc.edu/midyeargrades to submit your fall grades.
    3. International students must also submit:
      • Financial Statement of Personal or Family Support: www.usc.edu/financialstatement
      • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores, if the student’s native language is not English.

    Application Deadlines

    • December 1, 2014: Merit Scholarship Consideration
    • January 15, 2015: Regular Consideration

    For more information about the Freshmen application process, visit the USC Undergraduate Admission website.

    Transfer Applicants

    Step 1: Transfer students interested in majoring in accounting must initially apply for admission to the Marshall School of Business as Business Administration majors.

    Application Checklist

    1. Apply online using the Common Application and the USC Supplemental Application (www.commonapp.org)

    2. Submit these items:
    3. Official final high school transcripts with date of graduation
      • Students who completed secondary school outside the US may substitute a copy of a diploma or leaving certificate.
      • Students who did not finish high school should also submit a copy of their completion certificate (such as a GED) and may also submit a letter of explanation.
    4. All official college transcripts.
      • Official transcripts of any and all college coursework completed through the fall term.
    5. SAT or ACT Scores.
      • Required from applicants who have completed fewer than 30 semester units of college coursework.
    6. Letter(s) of recommendation. (Optional)
    7. International students must also submit:
      • Financial Statement of Personal or Family Support: www.usc.edu/financialstatement
      • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores, if the student’s native language is not English.

    Application Deadline

    • February 1, 2015: Merit Scholarship and Regular Consideration
    • For more information on the Transfer Student application, visit the USC Undergraduate Admission website.

      Step 2: Once admitted as a Business Administration major, students should meet with an academic advisor to plan for admission into Leventhal School of Accounting.

      Requirements for Internal Transfer to the Accounting Major:

      • WRIT 150 (or WRIT 130 or WRIT 140)
      • MATH 118 or higher (or AP Calculus score of 4 or 5)
      • ECON 351x
        Please note: Math 118 is a prerequisite for ECON 351x; ECON 351x must be taken in residence at USC.
      • Earn a 3.0 (B) grade point average, with no grade lower than a B-, in the following classes:
        BUAD 285ab or BUAD 286ab. Exceptions may be granted for students that have completed financial and/or managerial accounting at a four-year university. [ OR ]
        BUAD 305 if you have taken financial and managerial accounting courses at a community college.