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, 2017 October 31, 2017 November 29, 2017
Second Round November 30, 2017 November 30, 2017 December 29, 2017
Third Round December 31, 2017 December 31, 2017 January 29, 2018
Fourth Round January 31, 2018 (International students final deadline) January 31, 2018 (International students final deadline) February 28, 2018
Final Round February 28, 2018 February 28, 2018 March 28, 2018

*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 2019 will take place in May 2018 and classes will begin the week after orientation. For more information, see the USC Academic Calendar at http://www.usc.edu/academics/calendar.