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The holidays are a great time to get started on your application


It’s hard to believe, but we have less than eight weeks to go before our February 1st, 2021 Transfer Application Deadline. With the holidays upon us, and possibly a little extra time available to you, the upcoming weeks are a great time to get started on your Common Application. Remember, the only thing we need by our February 1st deadline is your Common Application. Transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other documents can all come in after the deadline (but we’d recommend getting them in sooner rather than later!)

Here are a few other things you should keep in mind when applying:

  1. We will consider the effects of COVID-19 when reviewing all affected applications in the coming years. If you would like to make a note of how your circumstances at school or home were affected by COVID-19, the CommonApp has added a section in the application to do so. For more detailed information about how COVID-19 has affected the admission process, please visit the USC Admission Office’s coronavirus page
  2. If you’re an International student, make sure to review the additional requirements for international applicants
  3. If you would like to learn more about transferring, check out our 5-part series on transferring or visit our transfer page. If you’re still feeling a little lost, or just want to learn more about USC Viterbi and how to transfer, I would highly recommend attending one of our virtual transfer info sessions. Our Live Chats and Faculty Roundtables can also give you more info on orgs and programs at USC Viterbi.

And that’s it! When you’re ready, log into the CommonApp to start or continue your application.

As always, please reach out to us at if you have any questions! You can also call/text us at 213-600-9919

Happy application season!

Michael Cox

Michael was born and raised in a small island town off the coast of Seattle. He went to USC, but he’s still a Pacfic Northwesterner at heart—he loves hiking, reading, and watching the Seattle sports teams disappoint him. At Viterbi, Michael counsels high school and transfer students in the application process.

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