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Trying to avoid application chaos. Does USC work with the Common App?

Hello everyone, as I'm starting to outline my application strategy, I'm hoping someone on here knows whether USC accepts the Common App? I heard from someone that they do, but I need to be sure so I can plan accordingly. Any Trojans or knowledgable folks who can confirm?

8 months ago

Hello! I'm delighted to confirm that the University of Southern California (USC) does indeed accept the Common Application. This should make your application process a bit easier as the Common App allows you to use one platform to apply to multiple colleges, including USC. Just make sure to pay close attention to the USC specific supplemental essays and requirements—they are just as important as the main application. For example, USC often asks for short answer questions that are unique to their school, focusing on topics that allow you to showcase your interests and individuality. It's a good idea to start those early so you can give them the thoughtful responses they deserve. Best wishes on your application!

8 months ago

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