Fall application deadline for all applicants:

December 1, 2020

The only programs with different application deadlines are Arts Leadership (May 1 final application deadline) and all Thornton minors (October 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021).

Application deadlines for other processes are noted below.

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.

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Although we are disappointed that all on-campus programs have been cancelled, we are happy to offer virtual programming instead. Click here to view our virtual admission events!

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