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2017 - 2018 USC Transfer

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  • reboundedrebounded Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    it's easier to get in as a community college student, but it's still possible for 4-years to get in. it happens all the time
  • crispypotatoescrispypotatoes Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    edited August 2016
    Hi, does anyone know if I have to complete one course in Category G - Citizenship in Diverse World and Category H- Traditions and Historical Foundations if I am trying to transfer as a sophomore? Also, do I have to fully complete my major prereqs? By spring 2017, I'll be done with Math 1D (the last course in the calculus sequence at my school), Chem 1C (last course of general chemistry sequence), and Physics 4A (General Physics, calc based). I'll be missing differential calculus, organic chemistry, and the rest of the physics sequence.
  • reboundedrebounded Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    it's not a requirement to fully complete the major prereqs, but your admittance chances will be greatly increased with them
  • ericeoericeo Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    Hi all, I'm applying this fall, and hopefully enough credits transfer so that I go in as a junior, if admitted. I was talking to a professor at USC and they mentioned that their offices keep track of who attends their campus tours. I'm not sure if this will affect our applications in anyway, but after hearing that I'm sure going to sign up for one.


    CC student transferring after 3 years
    GPA: 3.34, hopefully 3.5 by the end of the fall
    Major GPA: 3.0
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Prereqs left: O'Chem II, Calc III, Differential Equ., Physics 103,
    ECs: Co-Founder of the Robotics Club at my CC, 9 month internship as an "Intern Chemist" (later promoted to Lab Tech for a month) at a Lufthansa electroplating lab, and I just spent a summer at USC doing [microbiology] research.
    Also applying to: UCLA, UCB, UCSB, UCSC, UCI, UCSD, and Stanford.

    I'm relying mostly on my ECs and my personal statement. My GPA is a result of working during the semester and a lack of motivation. I also have some APs from high school, probably won't matter too much at this point.
    I might try to find a school in the LA area that offers a course in MATLAB
  • rizzledrizzle1rizzledrizzle1 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    edited August 2016
    Got to see a little bit of USC this past weekend and also planning on going to one of the Transfer Days for perspective students. I'm starting college next week and am surprisingly pumped. xD
  • PantafootballPantafootball Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    Hey guys, I am going to be applying for fall 2017 and I would like wish everyone luck and to kill it this last fall semester (also possibly spring if they request) Some details about me:
    Major: Business Administration
    current gpa: 3.5

    32 Units completed

    Courses taken:
    English 1A (4 units)-A
    English 1C (4 units)-A
    Macroeconomics (3 units)-A
    History of mexican americans (3 Units)-A
    History of 1880 (3 Units)-A
    Accounting (The first course) (5 Units)-B
    Music Appreciation (3 Units)-A
    Pre Calculus (4 Units)-C
    Business Management (3 Units)-B

    classes being taken for Fall:
    History of the U.S (3 units)
    Public Speaking ( 4 units)
    Biology 3 ( 4 units)
    microeconomics(3 units)

    Some Ec's which include internship, part time job.

    please leave me any comments, suggestions, to help strengthen my application I will be open to everyone and thank you for your time.


  • PantafootballPantafootball Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    (Edit)- I am applying as a junior transfer and will have 60 units completed by the end of spring
  • PantafootballPantafootball Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    Do you know if someone other than a professor can do a letter of recommendation from the common app?
  • Psawyer113096Psawyer113096 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Your school counselor or the director of a place you volunteer at can write you a letter of recommendation.
  • ericeoericeo Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    @Pantafootball There's a chance you can get a boss/manager to write you a letter. I would check with the USC policy or the Common App.
  • awalksonmanawalksonman Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    @crispypotatoes I think you have a great chance! My advice is to focus on earning the grades you want first. Unless your looking for an EC that ties into your potential major, I wouldn't worry about it too much, bc they really dont care about ECs unless you find a way to relate it to your career/major or can talk about it in your app

    @golfgirl101 highly doubt that will hurt your chances, I did it!

  • awalksonmanawalksonman Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    @crispypotatoes and @Pantafootball , since you're both applying as Juniors its extremely important that you've completed MOST of USC's gen ed requirements (linked below) since they want you to do most of your major coursework on their campus. As far as pre-major coursework goes, this depends on the major you're applying to-i know for the business school any class that isn't macro/micro, accounting, or calc wont transfer because Marshall has a specific curriculum and they want to spend most of your time on that while you're at USC so you can graduate. Check the specific transfer requirements for your prospective major/program and see what prereqs they recommend if any and good luck to you all!

    http://dornsife.usc.edu/2015ge/2015ge-requirements/
  • penntouscpenntousc Registered User Posts: 1,019 Senior Member
    I'll be applying for Fall 2017, Business Administration major from a community college in PA so I look forward to hearing from all of you!
  • penntouscpenntousc Registered User Posts: 1,019 Senior Member
    @awalksonman now I've seen a lot people saying that they've taken micro/macro and even my counselor said Econ may be a good course for me to take, however I found on a Marshall page that the recommended transfer prep is to take calc 1, the writing requirement, and accounting 1 and 2... And it also notes on the page that micro and macro MUST be taken at USC... HOWEVER this page is not accessible from USC or Marshall's website and seems as though it may not be too recent... Would you happen to know anything about their policy on transferring Econ?
  • penntouscpenntousc Registered User Posts: 1,019 Senior Member
    By the way I'm applying for Fall 2017 as a sophomore applicant from a CC in PA, Business Administration major. Best of luck to all of you!
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