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, May 9 - Sunday, June 12, 2022Friday, April 29, 2022Wednesday, May 4, 2022$2850
Monday, August 1 - Sunday, August 14, 2022Friday, July 22, 2022Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Introduction to Cybersecurity: From Securing System to Ethical HackingMonday, May 9 - Sunday, June 12, 2022Friday, April 29, 2022Wednesday, May 4, 2022$1990
Monday, August 1 - Sunday, August 14, 2022Friday, July 22, 2022Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Lifespan Development: Critical Questions for Ageing and the LifespanMonday, May 9 - Sunday, June 12, 2022Friday, April 29, 2022Wednesday, May 4, 2022$1990
Monday, August 1 - Sunday, August 14, 2022Friday, July 22, 2022Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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.