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 the strongest it can be.

International students must submit their applications by the January deadline.

  APPLICATION DEADLINES TEST DEADLINES NOTIFICATION BEGINS
First Round October 31, 2016 October 31, 2016 November 25, 2016
Second Round November 30, 2016 November 30, 2016 December 30, 2016
Third Round December 31, 2016 December 31, 2016 January 27, 2017
Fourth Round January 31, 2017 (International students final deadline) January 31, 2017 (International students final deadline) February 24, 2017
Final Round February 28, 2017 February 28, 2017 March 31, 2017

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

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

Orientation for the Class of 2018 will take place on May 20, 2017 and classes will begin on May 24, 2017. For more information, see the USC Academic Calendar at http://www.usc.edu/academics/calendar.