USC THORNTON STUDENT EXCHANGE
While on exchange, students continue to pay standard USC Thornton tuition. Other costs associated with exchanges are listed below.
Any merit-based or need-based financial aid being received by Thornton students will apply toward the exchange program. USC Financial Aid will repackage aid based on program-specific expenditures. Students may apply for study abroad scholarships to offset the cost if necessary.
USC Thornton students are selected for the exchange program as detailed below.
USC Thornton students may apply for exchange by submitting the following in Slideroom.
Thornton students will be notified via email when the online pre-selection application is available for any given year. This notification will usually be issued sometime before winter recess and will include a link to the online pre-selection application.
The faculty of USC Thornton screens applicants and selects a small pool of students to be considered for final selection by the host institution.
The students pre-selected by USC Thornton may apply to up to three exchange partners. An application fee may be required. Specific guidelines will be provided to the pre-selected students through the international exchange coordinator at USC Thornton. This application is generally submitted online and will require materials that could take time to prepare, including:
The host institution makes the final selection based on the student’s application materials. If needed, video interviews will be arranged to assess language proficiency during this stage.
Students are notified of the final selection and work with the host institution to obtain the necessary visa and make other important preparations.
Application for Thornton Pre-Selection becomes available.
Application for Thornton Pre-Selection deadline.
Students are notified of Thornton Pre-Selection.
Pre-selected students apply to programs with Thornton advisor support.
Host applications due in March (deadlines vary).
Final selection notification by the overseas host.