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Incoming first-year students must demonstrate superior academic performance — and the potential to do more. Most admitted students are ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and their median standardized test score is in the top 5 percent. No specific curriculum is prescribed or required, though students offered admission typically pursue the most rigorous program available to them in English, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign language and the arts. Careful attention is paid to preparation for the intended major.
USC accepts both sophomore and junior transfer students. Candidates are evaluated primarily by their academic record with respect to making good progress toward the intended degree. In addition to maintaining strong grades, transfer students should complete specific courses in college-level writing and mathematics, make consistent progress toward meeting USC Core requirements, including foreign language and General Education requirements, as well as lower-division courses required for the major. Please visit admission.usc.edu/transfer
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