Fall application deadline for all applicants:
December 1, 2019
Please note: December 1st is the Sunday immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be limited technical support available and the Thornton Admission office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please plan accordingly.
The only programs with different application deadlines are Arts Leadership (May 1 final application deadline) and all Thornton minors (October 1, 2019 and March 1, 2020).
Application deadlines for other processes are noted below.
- Undergraduate Application Process
- Graduate Application Process
- Spring Application Process (October 1 Deadline)
- Change of Major Application Process (Undergrad Only)
- Minor Application Process (October 1 & March 1 Deadlines)
Important Note: Applicants to the USC Thornton School of Music are not permitted to apply for admission to a particular degree level (i.e. Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate, non-degree certificate or diploma) more than three times. If an applicant has been denied admission three times to the same degree level, no further applications will be reviewed for that applicant and no application fees will be refunded. (Exception: applications to the Music Industry program are subject to a stricter policy, as described on the application requirements page for Music Industry.
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Visit our campus: Check out our “Planning a Campus Visit” page to learn about campus tours and events. We are located on the University Park Campus (not the Health Science Campus). If you are coming to visit Thornton you are welcome to park at the Royal Street Structure which is located at the intersection of Jefferson Blvd and Royal Street.
Get a sneak peek of USC Thornton by downloading our 2019-20 Viewbook!
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