New Student Events: Screen Scoring

USC Graduate Student Orientation

All students who are new to USC (both domestic and international) are encouraged to attend USC’s Graduate Orientation. Details about Welcome Trojans orientation events for graduate students will be sent to your USC email address. More information will be made available on the USC Orientation website.

USC Thornton Graduate Student Orientation

By July 15, all new graduate students, including those who hold bachelor’s degrees from USC, will be provided information regarding academic advisement and registration for fall classes. Orientation materials and details will be hosted online, with more information to be sent to students.

Fall Course Registration
Please note that registration for fall classes will take place in early August as part of Thornton Graduate Student Orientation. You may see a note in your myUSC landing page that references your ability to register for classes now, but you will not register until early August.

Academic Expectations Zoom Meeting on August 5 (time TBD)
This is a mandatory Zoom meeting for all new graduate students. During this meeting, you will meet your advisors and learn about your degree requirements and university policies.

USC Thornton Welcome Events

No earlier than August 19
USC Thornton will host special in-person welcome events in late August for all new incoming Thornton students. These events will take place on campus. More information will be shared about these events when details are finalized.

Registration and Tuition Deadline

August 23, 5:00PM
All new students must register for fall classes and pay their tuition by 5:00PM on Friday, August 23. Failure to meet this deadline may result in late registration and/or late settlement fees. Students are encouraged to pay their bills online at