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, 2019 Oct. 15, 2019 December 2019
Second Round Nov. 30, 2019 Nov. 15, 2019 January 2020
Third Round Dec. 31, 2019 Dec. 15, 2019 February 2020
Fourth Round Jan. 31, 2020 (International students final deadline) Jan. 15, 2020 (International students final deadline) March 2020
Final Round Feb. 28, 2020 Feb. 15, 2020 February 2020

*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 2021 will take place in May 2020 and classes will begin the week after orientation. For more information, see the USC Academic Calendar.