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Transfer Students

Welcome to USC's Marshall School of Business!

We hope this site helps you discover why so many high school students choose USC Marshall as the most exciting place to spend their college years.

At USC Marshall, you will develop a thorough knowledge of business fundamentals, including organizational behavior, finance and business economics, business communication, accounting, marketing and business strategy. During your junior and senior years you will choose courses that allow you to study one more specific areas of business in depth. Every semester our academic advisors help you plan your schedule so that you can graduate on time.

Anyone who has attended college after high school and wishes to attend USC is eligible to apply as a transfer student. We recommend that transfer students seek admission after they have completed a minimum of 30 transferable units, including USC Marshall prerequisites.

Students interested in pursuing the Bachelors of Science in Business Administration or Accounting must apply to the Business Administration major, and should indicate Business Administration as their first-choice major on the application. Please contact your Admissions Counselor in the Enrollment Services Division for more information.

USC's Enrollment Services Division, which makes all admission decisions for USC Marshall undergraduate degree programs, can help you with pre-admission counseling and related support services through a variety of on-campus programs. Transfer Information Sessions occur weekly on Tuesdays at 3pm, and Transfer Days occur monthly throughout the fall. Admissions counselors in the Enrollment Services Division are also available to meet with students on a limited walk-in basis.

We encourage you to get to know us from our receptions, campus tours and more, and to learn about us even if you can't make it to campus. Find more information, download our brochures (below) and discover how being a USC Marshall student will jumpstart your career and transform your world.

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USC offers some helpful guidance to students who are considering transferring to the University and being admitted to Marshall.

We recommend that you read more about basic academic requirementstransfer credit and policies, and USC's core requirements. The PDFs noted on the left are also helpful.

Courses marked 'X' are transferable to USC. Transferring these courses assists with admission consideration and degree progress. Transfer candidates must complete the following equivalent courses for admissions consideration:

  • WRIT 150 (English Composition 2, also a University requirement)
  • MATH 118 or MATH 125 (Calculus)

The following suggested transferable courses are optional (not all courses taken elsewhere will transfer to USC). Completion will advance University matriculation.

  • Accounting 1 and Accounting 2 (Transferable accounting sequence will replace one business core accounting class)
  • (BUAD 285a and 285b are replaced with BUAD 305x)
  • General Education Categories 1, 2, 3 and 5 and Diversity Requirement if student started college prior to fall 2015 or eight courses within the six Core Literacies and two courses in Global Perspectives if student started college in fall 2015 or after.

With the recommended transfer preparation, admitted students will complete these remaining courses at USC:

  • ECON 351 and ECON 352
  • WRIT 340
  • (GE) Requirements 4 (Science & Its Significance) and 6 (Social Issues) if student started college prior to fall 2015 or two Core Literacies if student started college in fall 2015 or after.
  • Business Core classes and three, upper-division, Marshall electives

Please be aware that all business core and elective courses must be taken in residence. Business courses taken at other institutions will not satisfy the USC Marshall matriculation requirement.

The Office of Academic Records and Registrar and the Marshall School Admission Office can help you learn whether courses taken at your schools will transfer to USC. Contact us at: