How to Apply

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applicants who submit a completed application can expect an admission decision within 5 – 7 business days.

  • Include basic contact information from you and your parent(s) or guardian.
  • Tell us why you want to take the course and a little about yourself through a short-answer essay.
  • Share a piece of writing, video or social media content that reveals something about yourself (optional).
  • Submit the $35 application fee.
  • Students must be at least 14 years old or older and enrolled in a high school or secondary program.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

In addition to the requirements listed above, international applicants must demonstrate English proficiency:

  • A minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT; OR
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0; OR
  • A minimum PTE Academic score of 53; OR
  • A minimum Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 105; OR
  • Provide a completed English Proficiency Waiver.

PROGRAM START DATE AND APPLICATION DEADLINES

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Courses OfferedProgram DatesApplication DeadlineTuition Due in FullTuition
Building Blocks of BusinessMonday, October 17 - Friday, November 18, 2022Tuesday, October 4, 2022Monday, October 10, 2022$1990
Monday, December 19 - Friday, December 23, 2022Tuesday, December 6, 2022Monday, December 12, 2022
Introduction to Cybersecurity: From Securing Systems to Ethical HackingMonday, October 17 - Friday, November 18, 2022Tuesday, October 4, 2022Monday, October 10, 2022$1990
Monday, December 19 - Friday, December 23, 2022Tuesday, December 6, 2022Monday, December 12, 2022
Lifespan Development: Critical Questions for Aging and the LifespanMonday, October 17 - Friday, November 18, 2022Tuesday, October 4, 2022Monday, October 10, 2022$1990
Monday, December 19 - Friday, December 23, 2022Tuesday, December 6, 2022Monday, December 12, 2022
Media & Social Change: Becoming a Change Agent for a Better WorldMonday, December 19 - Friday, December 23, 2022Tuesday, December 6, 2022Monday, December 12, 2022$1990

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS

Application fees and enrollment deposits are nonrefundable. All course cancellations requests must be made in writing to precollegeonline@usc.edu. Any tuition paid to the university will be refunded, not including fees and deposits, if requested by the application deadline for the related course.

The university will not refund tuition for Pre-College Online Exploration courses for students who are removed from the program due to a violation of our Letter of Understanding for Online Participation and our Student Code of Conduct.

SCHOLARSHIPS

USC Pre-College Programs is proud to honor full scholarships for our Online Exploration Courses to students enrolled in the summer session of the USC Leslie and William Morrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative (USC NAI). Qualified and interested students who are enrolled in grades 9-12 can send an email for application and enrollment instructions to precollegeonline@usc.edu.