USC scholarship admissions

<p>I have a question about USC scholarships. Do they offer you admission late January, early February and a scholarship interview form if you get nominated for a scholarship? What happens if you don't get a scholarship? Are your chances of admission the same? And if so, do you find out with the scholarship kids if you applied for the scholarship deadline?</p>

<p>I know, I have a lot of questions but I'm really curious.</p>


If you are being considered for the Trustee full-tuition or Presidential half-tuition scholarships, you will receive your admission in late January or early February. About 2 - 7 days later you will receive an invitation to interview for the scholarships at special “Explore USC” sessions in late February or early March.</p>

<p>A very few other applicants such as those being interviewed for Bacc/MD and some who may be awarded the Dean’s scholarship later are also admitted in eary February.

Yes, your chances of admission are the same. Only about 800 (of approximate total 35,000 applicants: 20,000 December 1st and 15,000 Jan 10) will be notified in late January/early February. The remaining ~34,000 applications will be considered together (both Dec 1 deadline and Jan 10 deadline) for the approximately 7,900 remaining admissions (about 8,700 will be admitted in all). Those applicants will begin hearing about their admissions in late March, and then in waves through April 1st. Rejections all come together at the very end (first week of April).</p>

<p>Many who applied by December 1st will also find they have been awarded one of the many smaller scholarships (ranging from the $1,000/year University Scholarships to the 1/4 tuition Dean’s) as they receive their admissions from late March on, so even if you are not admitted in the first group you may still receive a scholarship.</p>

<p>If you have more questions, ask away!</p>

<p>Good luck</p>

<p>Would anyone know what the range is of need-based grants awarded?</p>

<p>USC grants range from $0 to over $30,000, depending on need. Students with highest need may be awarded over $45,000 (see “amazing” thread linked below) total in grants once the Pell, SEOG, Cal Grant, etc… are added to the USC grant.</p>

<p>Lots of info here: <a href=“[/url]”>;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

<p>And in this thread <a href=“[/url]”>;/a&gt; students posted the details of actual packages - please bear in mind that the package YOU are presented may be entirely different, depending on YOUR need. (And your need will be determined by USC, not you.)</p>

<p>USC will calculate your need based on the information in the CSS/Profile and the FAFSA and will consider some assets not included in the FAFSA (such as home equity and assets protected by the “simplified needs test”), so the amount you are expected to contribute may differ from your FAFSA EFC (and by “differ,” I mean it will likely be more).</p>

<p>Thanks, alemom! I did go to the FAQ thread for more info and found the whole thread tremendously helpful!</p>

<p>Alamemom- I understand that each college selects their candidates for these awards. Is that correct? If so, do you know how many BFA and BA offer? Thanks</p>

<p>As I understand it, the schools (CLAS, SCA, Viterbi, Marshall, Thornton, etc…) are allotted scholarships roughly equivalent to their respective % of students. I do not know the exact numbers.</p>

<p>Based on the number of available slots at the scholarship Explore sessions, we have estimated that there are about 800 candidates invited to interview for the two big scholarships. I guess you could research on the USC website to find the relative % of student distribution to estimate how many each college invites. Let us know if you find any answers!</p>

<p>I didn’t realize that all of the rejections were mailed out at the same time. I actually like that. So if you don’t hear by March 31, you didn’t get in, right?</p>

<p>Rice, a relative few heard after April 1 last year due to misdirected mail, change of address or lost mail.</p>

<p>FWIW, Admissions is looking for host volunteers and list the projected calendar.</p>

<p>[agenda:</a> scholarship OVERNIGHT :: USC Explore Host](<a href=“]agenda:”></p>

<p>Hi! So I went to community college for 3 years and achieved a 4.0 gpa. I was accepted to USC where i now attend. I always thought I would have a good chance at getting a scholarship for my gpa. I also had a good list of high school and community college volunteer and extra curricular activities. Does anyone know info on USC scholarships and how they work?</p>

<p>Since the original post added now are Mork and Stamps Scholarships for incoming freshmen. These are full tuition scholarships with a $5000 per year stipend in addition.</p>

<p>For students already enrolled at SC there is a long list of available scholarships. Many of these are memorial scholarships. Some are strictly on merit and others may be a combination of requirements. Please note these scholarshps are extremely competitive. Most appear to have a 3.5 GPA minimum to apply.</p>

<p>I will post again the list of continuing student scholarships which are listed by school. Usually applications are submitted in the early spring. Check with your individual school for application dates. Viterbi has a long list, but it is available only by request at Viterbi.</p>