Admission

Fall application deadline for all applicants:

December 1, 2019

Please note: the application requirements currently posted reflect the spring and fall 2020 application cycle. Requirements for spring and fall 2021 will be posted by September 1, 2020.

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.

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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Keeping our guests and our USC community healthy and safe remain our highest priorities. Due to ongoing concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), USC Thornton campus visits and in-person information sessions have been cancelled through July. Please be aware that as the situation continues to develop, we may need to make additional updates to our scheduled programs. For the most up-to-date information about how our university is responding to this unprecedented situation, keep an eye on USC’s COVID-19 website. It is updated regularly and is the official source for USC information about the disease and its impact on our university.

Although we are disappointed that we’re unable to offer in-person visits during this time, we are eager to connect with you virtually. Click here to view our virtual admission events!

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