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We know sorting out your housing plans can seem stressful.  I often talk to transfer admits who are very concerned that they won’t find housing. But honestly, all usually works out.  I’ve had transfer applicants settle their living arrangements about only three weeks before class starts (not that I recommend waiting until the last minute – but it can be done).

There are many housing options for transfer students.  Most of our transfer students live in non-university owned housing near campus.  “Near campus” usually means a 2-5 minute walk  (less if you use a bike or longboard) to campus as there are many non-university owned apartments located just across the street from USC. If you’re interested in exploring your housing options near campus visit the USC Alternative Housing Resource.  You can even use this site to find a roommate.

While USC strives to offer university housing to as many transferring undergraduates as possible, our large returning student population and limited space prevents USC from guaranteeing USC owned housing to transfers.If you wish to live in USC  Housing you may submit the online application here – it’s first come, first serve…and you don’t have to make your commitment deposit to USC to apply for housing.

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