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Information for High School Sophomores and Juniors

Take the first steps toward the start of something great.

At the start of your college search process, start here.

Whether you’re beginning to tour campuses or just narrowing down where in the country you want to attend college, we’re here to help introduce you to the process at any stage.

 

    What excites students about Marshall?

    A vibrant, cultural city. Travel opportunities. A clear career path.

    The city

    Studying at Marshall means you’ll have the opportunities to travel the world, while also building a trusted network of friends and future business partners right here in Los Angeles. Just minutes from campus are dozens of cultural landmarks to explore, including:

    • California Science Center - 472 feet

    • National History Museum of Los Angeles County - 0.2 miles

    • Staples Center - 2.2 miles

    • Los Angeles County Museum of Art - 8.7 miles

    • Griffith Observatory - 8.9  miles

    • Santa Monica Pier - 14.4 miles

     

    Los Angeles by the numbers:

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    See the world

    When you join the Marshall student body, you can take advantage of our network of universities and internships that span the world. Each year, nearly 1,000 Marshall students travel abroad. From studying abroad at any of Marshall’s 33 partner schools across the world to interning in Europe or Asia through our Global Summer Internship Program, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the world.

     

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    Build a career

    Students at Marshall get to take advantage of the unique research facilities and mentorship programs that are developed to help future entrepreneurs and business leaders grow their skills.

    The Experiential Learning Center, also known as the ELC, is our research facility that allows students to grow their interpersonal and management skills to prepare them for careers in business. We challenge students entrepreneurial skills through competitions like the New Venture Seed Competition awards and Silicon Beach @ USC, which each award cash prizes to student-run ventures.

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    USC Summer Programs

    Get the on-campus experience from the get-go, with USC Summer Programs. USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 2- and 4-week summer courses. Taught by USC faculty and experienced professionals, these courses create an engaging academic experience by combining lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers, and academic field trips to locations throughout Los Angeles. Register for USC Summer Programs here.


    AP Exams

    USC grants 4 USC units for most AP exams passed with a minimum score of 4. A maximum of 32 units can be awarded for AP exams. Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exams listed below will be given General Education or Marshall prerequisite subject credit as follows.

    Note: Students who began college at USC or elsewhere during fall 2015 or later, need to follow the 2015 General Education program requirements. Students who began college elsewhere before fall 2015, need to follow the 2014 General Education program requirements. This applies to all sections below.

    2015 General Education Program Requirements

    General Education Category A: The Arts
    AP Art History

    General Education Category D: Life Sciences

    • AP Biology

    General Education Category E: Physical Sciences

    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics 1 AP Physics B
    • AP Physics 2
    • AP Physics (C- Electricity/Magnetism)
    • AP Physics (C- Mechanics)

    General Education Category F: Quantitative Reasoning

    • AP Calculus AB
    • AP Calculus BC
    • AP Macroeconomics
    • AP Microeconomics
    • AP Statistics

    General Education Category H: Traditions and Historical Foundations

    • AP European History
    • AP World History
    • AP US History

    Business Administration Requirements

    • AP Calculus AB or BC (MATH-118)
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    2014 General Education Program Requirements

    General Education Category I: Western Cultures and Traditions

    • AP Art History
    • AP European History

    General Education Category III: Scientific Inquiry

    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics 1
    • AP Physics 2
    • AP Physics B
    • AP Physics C (Mechanics or Electricity/Magnetism)

    Business Administration

    • AP Calculus AP or BC (Math-118)

     

    Students may also receive credit for college courses taken while in high school.

     

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    IB Exams

    USC grants 20 units of credit to students who earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a score of 30 or higher, or 6 semester units of credit for each score of 5, 6, or 7 on the IB Higher Level exams, up to a maximum of four exams, whichever is higher. The following IB exams fulfill 6 units and fulfill USC subject requirements:

    2015 General Education Program Requirements

    General Education Category A: The Arts

    • IB Dance
    • IB Film
    • IB Music
    • IB Theater
    • IB Visual Arts

    General Education Category D: Life Sciences

    • IB Biology

    General Education Category E: Physical Sciences

    • IB Chemistry
    • IB Physics

    General Education Category F: Quantitative Reasoning

    • IB Economics
    • IB Mathematics
    • IB Further mathematics

    General Education Category G: Citizenship in a Global Era

    • IB Global Politics
    • Route 2 - 20th Century World History with:
      HL Option: Asia and Oceania or
      HL Option: History of Africa or
      HL Option: History of the Americas

    General Education H: Traditions and Historical Foundations: 

    • IB Global Politics
    • Route 1 - History of Europe & Islamic World
      Route 2- 20th Century World History with:
      HL Option: Europe and the Middle East
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    2014 General Education Program Requirements

    General Education Category I: Western Cultures and Traditions

    • Route 2 - 20th Century World History with:
      HL Option: Europe and the Middle East 

    General Education Category II: Global Cultures and Traditions

    • IB Global Politics
    • Route 2 - 20th Century World History with:
      HL Option: Asia and Oceania or
      HL Option: History of Africa or
      HL Option: History of the Americas

    General Education Category III: Scientific Inquiry

    • IB Biology
    • IB Chemistry
    • IB Physics
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