Application Rounds and Deadlines

Five Rounds of Application Deadlines

Each year, we receive hundreds of applications. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as each application round becomes increasingly impacted. Nevertheless, it is better to apply when you feel that you are ready and that your application is as strong as possible.

International students must submit their applications by the January deadline.

  APPLICATION DEADLINES EXAM DEADLINES NOTIFICATION BEGINS
First Round Oct. 31, 2018 Oct. 15, 2018 Dec. 3, 2018
Second Round Nov. 30, 2018 Nov. 15, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019
Third Round Dec. 31, 2018 Dec. 15, 2018 Feb. 4, 2019
Fourth Round Jan. 31, 2019 (International students final deadline) Jan. 15, 2019 (International students final deadline) Mar. 4, 2019
Final Round Feb. 28, 2019 Feb. 15, 2019 Apr. 2, 2019

*Notification can include an invitation to interview or a waitlist, deny or admit decision.

Consideration for merit-based scholarships will be given to applicants in all rounds.

Orientation for the Class of 2020 will take place in May 2019 and classes will begin the week after orientation. For more information, see the USC Academic Calendar.