Midyear transcripts

I applied to USC this year for regular decision. Although I think it’s implied that USC wants my mid-year transcripts (first-semester senior year), they didn’t specifically ask for it in the application portal.

So does USC require my mid-year reports? And by definition, do all regular decision schools want these transcripts?

Your counselor can choose to send them if they want. Most schools (to my knowledge) do them mandatorily.

USC will ask for your Mid-Year if they need it however, asking your counselor to send it won’t hurt. Most RD schools appreciate it since it’s extra data, plus they’re gonna see the grades anyway at the end of the year.

Why did I receive a request from USC for mid-year grades? How do I submit them?

Updated 09/02/2020 08:36 AM

We find that an applicant’s senior mid-year grades can help us make better admission decisions. These grades can show how applicants handle some of the most challenging courses of their high school career, and they can further illustrate emerging trends in overall performance.

We send many requests for mid-year reports in January and February to applicants from whom we would like to see additional information. If you receive such a request, you should submit those grades via the USC Applicant Portal as soon as possible, as we will not be able to continue our review of your application without them.

Our HS automatically sends first trimester grades in December. Regardless, you will be compared with those who have sent them. It is your choice, if they are not required.