5 months ago
Admissions Advice

Is the University of Southern California Priority Deadline considered regular decision?

I'm a rising senior planning to apply to USC by December 1st so I can be considered for merit scholarship finalist, but would it be considered regular decision? I don't want to apply for it if it will conflict with my Early Decision application.


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5 months ago[edited]

Since USC doe not have ED or EA, the only have regular decisions. The priority deadline is for those being considered for USC Merit Awards which can be 1/2 or Full tuition or none at all, and also for Cinematic Arts and Music programs, Dramatic Arts BFA programs, the Iovine and Young Academy, and the World Bachelor in Business (WBB) program.

If you hear back from your ED application first as a YES in December, then you will need to withdraw your USC application, since you have signed an ED agreement to attend the ED school notwithstanding. If you hear back from your ED app as a Rejection or Defferal, then you don't have to do anything.

It's not possible to hear from USC first since their Priority Decisions usually come out mid Jan to Feb. And you will know whether you go in ED from most schools by 12/15.

Good Luck


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