1.   Attend a Virtual Admitted Student Event: ASAP
      Check your email for invitations to School of Cinematic Arts admitted student events.

  2.   Submit Enrollment Commitment Deposit and Form (deadline indicated on your admit notification from SCA)
    • Visit your Applicant Portal at admission.usc.edu/status to complete the Reply form and submit your non-refundable $300 deposit
    • Your deposit will be credited toward your first semester charges after you register for classes  

  3.   Apply for Financial Aid (if applicable): ASAP
      Make sure you have completed all the steps necessary to apply for financial aid at USC. You must submit:
  4.   Apply for Housing: ASAP, as soon as you are admitted

      Visit USC Housing to apply or learn more information

  5.   Sign Up for Transfer Orientation: Beginning in June

      Visit the Orientation Programs website to make your reservation

  6.   Submit Transcripts and Exam Scores: ASAP

      Be sure to:

    • Submit your official transcript showing final grades as soon as your current term is completed and grades become available to the Office of Admission.
    • Send official AP, IB and A-Level results to the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Services Office. Please visit the Undergraduate Transfer Credit website for more information.
    • International Coursework
      Transfer students who have completed coursework at institutions outside the U.S. should contact the International Education Research Foundation for a “Detail Report with Course Level Identification” for USC. IERF will evaluate your documents and transmit a report directly to USC. USC Transfer Credit Services will then complete a transfer credit evaluation. Please visit www.ierf.org/usc for more information.
  7.   Review School of Cinematic Arts Computing Requirements

      You may be required to have a SCA approved laptop and software during your time at school and can find requirements at   cinema.usc.edu/laptops Please contact SCA’s Office of Creative Technology at creativetech@cinema.usc.edu if you have any   additional questions after reading the guidelines.  

  8.   Attend the School of Cinematic Arts Undergraduate Welcome Event

      Attend the mandatory SCA Undergraduate Welcome Event and Safety Seminar prior to the start of the semester.
      You will receive detailed information about the event from SCA's Office of Student Affairs.

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