Deadlines


Fall 2022 Admission

Application Deadline: December 1, 2021

This deadline applies to all applicants, including first-year, transfer, and graduate applicants. Exception: The only programs with different application deadlines are Arts Leadership (May 1, 2022 final application deadline) and all Thornton minors (October 1, 2021 and March 1, 2022).

Important note: All required materials must be received by this date in order to be given full consideration. Also, please note that late applications cannot be considered for admission to a Thornton program, and USC is not able to refund application fees.

Spring 2022 Admission

Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

Important note: All required materials must be received by this date in order to be given full consideration.

Graduate applicants should carefully note that the following programs do not accept applications for spring semester entrance:

Undergraduate applications are not accepted for spring entrance, except when the applicant is a current USC student.

Current USC Students

USC undergraduates wishing to change their major to music in the fall semester of 2022 must submit all required application materials to the Thornton Admission office by the same deadline of December 1, 2021. For spring semester 2022 admission, the deadline is October 1, 2021.

The following undergraduate programs do not accept applications for spring semester entrance:

USC Thornton Students wishing to be considered for admission to a graduate program should follow the instructions here.

Current USC undergraduate students and current USC graduate students applying to graduate programs in music must adhere to the deadlines listed above.

Minors

Current USC undergraduates wishing to declare a minor in music must submit the required application to the Thornton Admission office by the following deadlines:

  • For Admission to the Spring 2022 Semester: October 1, 2021
  • For Admission to the Fall 2022 Semester: March 1, 2022