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What are the application requirements for freshman and transfer students applying to the Marshall School of Business?


  •  Common Application
  • USC Supplemental Application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • School Report (first-year applicants only)
  • Activity Summary/ résumé (included in the USC Supplement)
  • Official test scores (SAT or ACT)
  • Financial statement (for international students only)
  • The Marshall School of Business does not require an additional supplemental application for first-year students applying to Business Administration or Accounting


  • Transfer applicants must complete calculus (equivalent to USC’s MATH 118 or MATH 125) AND writing (equivalent to USC’s WRIT 130 or 140, usually two semseters of English)
  • Transfer applicants interested in Accounting must apply to Business Administration.  A formal request to transfer to the Leventhal School of Accounting can be made once the resident accounting course(s) are successfully completed
  • Common Application
  • USC Supplemental Application
  • Please visit USC’s Transfer Admissions website for more information:

What are the application deadlines?

Freshman Scholarship December 1, 2013
Freshman Regular January 15, 2014
Transfer February 1, 2014

Does my undergraduate degree need to be in business?


Are there any minimum requirements?


Can I take SAT s?

Standardized Test Scores

USC requires either SAT or ACT scores (with the optional Writing test) from:

  • All first-year applicants.
    • Transfer applicants who have accumulated fewer than 30 transferable semester units since graduating high school.

For students who take the SAT more than once, USC records the highest scores for each section – Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing — even if achieved in different sittings. For students taking the ACT, USC will record the highest composite score.

SAT Subject Tests
We only require SAT Subject tests from first-year applicants who do not attend a regionally accredited high school (e.g., home school, some non-accredited parochial or community based programs, even some newer schools).  These students must submit three SAT Subject exams, including one in mathematics.  For all other applicants, these exams are optional, but recommended.  We find them helpful in evaluating applications for merit scholarships.

How can I double major? minor?

At USC Marshall, students are encouraged to pursue a minor (and/or possibly a double major) in an academic area different than the subjects covered in the Business Administration and Accounting degree curriculum.  Some popular minors that Business Administration and Accounting students pursue are:

  • Cinematic Arts
  • Real Estate Development
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Digital Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Biotechnology
  • Psychology
  • Innovation: The Digital Entrepreneur
  • Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Volunteerism

Prospective students can actually see how easy it is to minor at USC Marshall by using the USC Marshall interactive curriculum grid, found here:

Do you offer dual-degree programs?

USC Marshall and other USC schools and departments offer several dual-degree programs. To be a dual-degree candidate, you must follow the dual-degree program’s admissions process and be offered admission to both schools/departments. For additional information, consult the USC Catalogue.

Can I visit the campus to get more information about the undergraduate business program?

Absolutely! We encourage you to visit our beautiful campus. Please see Visiting USC Marshall for details.

How can I arrange for an interview?

Scheduling either an on- or off-campus interview with USC Marshall is quite simple-for on-campus interviews, use our online sheduler.  For off-campus interviews, please see USC’s Interview Site.  Please be aware, interviews are offered in the fall for seniors in high school only.  Interviews do fill up fast, so if you are unable to schedule an interview, do not worry-they are completely optional!


May international students apply for a Stafford loan?

No, international students are not eligible to receive federal financial aid, which includes Stafford and Perkins loans. However, international students may qualify for private loans if they have a U.S. co-signer

What is LINC and GLP?

LINC, which stands for Learning International Commerce


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