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2017 - 2018 USC Transfer

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  • PantafootballPantafootball Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    @penntousc great question I am also wondering because I took the first Econ class and it was a breeze. I did it mostly cause I also plan to apply to UC for back ups and they all want Econ complete ! But if taking the other Econ class doesn't matter to usc I would rather just not take the course at all. I heard that they treat it as a elective course but I might be wrong, does anyone have any answers?????
  • PantafootballPantafootball Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    @Psawyer113096 thank you because my internship is with a very well known retina eye specialist in southern Cali with a very strong investment profolio. I'm currently managing his properties and working my ass off. I would probably cry if it was all a waste of time if I couldn't get his letter. :-S
  • PantafootballPantafootball Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    @awalksonman hi thank you for the help, I am actually following the whole transfer plan worksheet that tells me what classes im supposed to be getting down in each of the categories. I basically need my two science courses, and political science of international relations(which is the only course at my school that would satisfy the global perspective requirment or something like that), also have business calc which I'll take in spring. That would be the completion of the whole ge requirments. In terms of the major prep course you're right Econ and accounting is not going to be counted for my major prep work which sucks cause man that was not easy lol despite it being at a CC. I emailed them and I think they were trying to tell me that they will consider it as an elective only :|
  • emu_25emu_25 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    edited August 2016
    Hi guys! This is my first time posting here and I have a couple of questions.

    -USC says they only focus on college performance if you have over 30+ credits, but is that by the time you apply or before you actually plan on enrolling? I'm going to be a freshman at an OOS university, so would it be possible for me to apply this year and have them look at just my college performance if I take 15 credits each semester? I was actually originally planning on taking 13 each semester so that I could perfect my GPA, but I'll take 15 if that would satisfy the 30+ credits policy. Also, I have many AP credits(around 20 according to USC) but those wouldn't count toward the 30+, right?

    -I know that USC heavily weighs grades from HS and ACT/SAT scores if you don't have 30+ credits. Would it not matter if I got stellar grades in college, but my grades and scores from high school are a tad on the lower end? If so, would it be best if I retook the ACT/SAT?

    Thanks!
  • enpz45enpz45 Registered User Posts: 324 Member
    @Pantafootball One of my professors brought up transferring to USC as an option for me. She told me that transferring to Marshal will take 3 years to graduate vs. 2 years at a UC. I've heard this is because of the Econ class mostly.
  • penntouscpenntousc Registered User Posts: 1,019 Senior Member
    @Pantafootball may I ask where you are attending school now? for the past two months I've been trying to get an idea of the what the transferability may be like with the accounting class i am taking (also intended on taking managerial in my spring semester).. so would you recommend that I not take it in the spring? Its pretty set in stone now that i take accounting 1 considering my classes start next week but if you think it would be best to avoid the risk and just take another general education course, I would love to know because Marshall has yet to respond to this question which I emailed to them
  • PantafootballPantafootball Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    @penntousc right now I attend mount San Antonio community college in Southern California, and honestly what I've learned and researched is that usc will not apply it in our major prep course and will only treat it as an elective. Which is crazy because the class is very hard, so despite getting a B I regret taking it now.
  • PantafootballPantafootball Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    @enpz45 personally I feel like it all depends on the student whether or not they finish in two years but yeah usc is very "anul" about having those major prep courses done at usc.
  • penntouscpenntousc Registered User Posts: 1,019 Senior Member
    @Pantafootball that's weird because on all the brochures from just a few years ago it says that they recommend taking financial accounting... That blows honestly because I've heard how hard it can be so I'm going to be real frustrated if it brings my GPA down
  • penntouscpenntousc Registered User Posts: 1,019 Senior Member
    @Pantafootball they recommended taking BOTH financial and managerial on those docs***
  • PantafootballPantafootball Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    @penntousc yes I have seen those and I guess they have updated since then. It's very confusing and I get lost, but I contacted my USC counselor so I should get this question all cleared up.
  • penntouscpenntousc Registered User Posts: 1,019 Senior Member
    @Pantafootball alright let me know what they say when you hear back. I asked my counselor about it awhile back and she said that she would think taking a GE requirement rather than taking accounting 2 would be a good idea, but then she also mentioned that if i don't take accounting, econ may be a good choice (and I've heard just about everywhere but here that that is a bad idea). So it makes me wonder how left in the dark the counselors are in regards to transfer info for Marshall.. They seem to be the one of the only schools within USC that is very vague about their requirements and recommendations
  • PantafootballPantafootball Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    edited August 2016
    @penntousc Yes they are, I've heard everything from just get your ge's they require done and do not even touch major prep courses. This could be to force transfer students to take their major prep courses at USC for financial reasons which would make sense cause those classes are very expensive compared to cheap cc classes and/or they just want Marshall students to focus all their attention on major prep courses at the two years of USC
  • awalksonmanawalksonman Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    edited August 2016
    @penntousc @Pantafootball

    If you're a sophmore applicant, all you need to take is Calc 1 and do the writing requirement. You only need to take accounting 1 and 2 if you are a junior applicant.

    If you scroll all the way to the bottom of this link https://www.marshall.usc.edu/undergrad/acct/admissions and look under requirenents for transferring to the accounting program, you'll see that they say Econ 351 (micro) must be taken at USC.

    Also on this link http://students.marshall.usc.edu/undergrad/advising/faqs/ general question #8 reiterates that both micro and macro must be done at USC, so I wouldn't worry about taking that either.

    Hope that helps!
  • awalksonmanawalksonman Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    @Pantafootball yeah it does suck to have done all that work and not have it transfer, unless it gets accepted to other schools you apply to. Seems like you've got a lot the GEs completed which is good, but I strongly recommend taking regular calc over business calc. I can't remember where I saw this, but I don't think Marshall will accept it for anything other than an elective since their requirements say math 118 (which is calc 1)
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