I'm also a little worried about the writing requirement. Like GoodNightNell, I made a good score on the AP exam so I got credit for it at my current college and didn't have to take a composition class. I emailed the office of admissions asking if the exam counts and if my current English class (taking it because my school requires a "literary traditions" credit as part of the core) counts, and this was their reply:
"You must complete a one-semester course equivalent to USC’s WRIT-130. Usually the second course in an English-language college composition sequence satisfies this requirement. This course may not be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Professional, technical, creative and remedial writing courses will not satisfy this requirement. If you are unsure if your writing course is equivalent to WRIT 130, or if it does not appear on any current articulation agreements or histories, keep the syllabus and papers for later review by USC."
So, they didn't really answer my question :\ My current English class doesn't have out-of-class papers to write (only on tests), so I think I'll probably have to take a WRIT-130 equivalent during the spring semester. I don't think the AP credit counts since they didn't say anything about it
However I replied back explaining that my English class doesn't have papers and asked them if I should take a WRIT-130 equivalent during the spring semester, so I'll update you guys again once they reply.
Also, I emailed my region's USC admissions counselor last Thursday and she still hasn't replied :\ I had emailed her just a few days before and she replied back the next day. Should I keep waiting, email her again, email another counselor, or...? I'm really eager for answers because the questions are important >.<
(*oh also, does anyone know if the admissions counselors are the ones who review and decide on applications? because I'm afraid I might be annoying my counselor with too many questions lol, and I wouldn't want the one deciding to by annoyed)