University of Southern California

University of Southern California Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to USC. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to USC.

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at USC or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At USC, 7.27% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for University of Southern California, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for USC?

    USC requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of All
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

    In addition to the above requirements, USC also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    USC requires a minimum of 64 credits.

    What are University of Southern California’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down USC transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline February 1
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for University of Southern California transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to USC on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline May 31
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is University of Southern California’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, USC received 9503 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 2335 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for USC is 24.57%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into USC. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

    What are your chances at USC?

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    Additionally, of the 2335 accepted transfer students, 1446 students enrolled - that means the yield was 61.93%.

    USC accepts 25 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

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    What are the University of Southern California transfer GPA requirements?

    USC requires a minimum college GPA of 3.7 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, USC requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.7.

    Will you enjoy transferring to USC?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to USC. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Los Angeles...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at USC is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to USC then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into USC

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the USC website for more info.
    USC accepts 24.57% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into USC, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.79 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.94. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of USC students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 650 770 710
    SAT Reading 630 730 680
    2018 Total SAT Score 1280 1500 1390
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 30 35 32
    ACT Reading 34 36 35
    2018 Total ACT Score 64 71 67

    University of Southern California’s average SAT score is 1390. To be a competitive applicant for University of Southern California your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

    What are your chances at USC?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at USC or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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