USC seems to have some unique extra forms (i.e., hoops to jump through) that other schools do not have. For example, a few days after my son loaded his application portal, there was an extra form he had to complete that basically said the application was his own work. Just yesterday there was an email from financial aid that requested completion of extra USC forms through their web portal, despite the fact we submitted both the FAFSA and CSS Profile weeks ago. The financials forms were very brief and duplicated information already in FAFSA and CSS.
I thought the financials request was especially odd because every other school that I’ve dealt with in the process for two kids requests extra forms through the CSS Profile/IDOC process. When my older daughter was finalizing her aid package at a different school after she was admitted, they requested a letter. They would not take it directly, and I had to upload to IDOC.
Has anyone run into any other extra weird steps we should watch for?