UC Application - Undergraduate
Students may start filling out the online application August 1, but you may only submit the application during the month of November 1st though 30.

CSU Application - Undergraduate and International
Students may start filling out the online application, and submit the application starting October 1st through November 30. Campuses may extend this deadline, but you should try and submit your application during the filing period.

USC Application - USC now uses the Common Application exclusively for undergraduate admission. Students wishing to apply for admission to the 2016-2017 academic year should submit the Common Application and the USC Writing Supplement, both of which can be accessed at  www.commonapp.org.

Please be aware of these important application deadlines:
December 1, 2016: First-Year and Transfer Deadline for some programs in the Schools of Cinematic Arts and Dramatic Arts, all Music programs, and the Marshall School’s World Bachelor in Business program.
February 1, 2017: Transfer Application Deadline for Scholarship and Regular Consideration

Application Checklist

  • Common Application and the USC Writing Supplement: www.commonapp.org
  • Official final high school transcripts with date of graduation.
    • Students who completed secondary school outside the US may substitute a copy of a diploma or leaving certificate.
    • Students who did not finish high school should also submit a copy of their completion certificate (such as a GED) and may also submit a letter of explanation.
  • All official college transcripts.
    • Official transcripts of any and all college coursework completed through the fall term.
  • SAT or ACT Scores.
    • Required from applicants who have completed fewer than 30 semester units of college coursework.
  • Letter(s) of recommendation. (Optional, although may be required for some majors.)
  • Portfolio, resumé and/or additional writing samples: if required by major. Performance majors may also require auditions. Refer to the Additional Major Requirements page for more information.

    International students must also submit:
  • Financial Statement of Personal or Family Support: www.usc.edu/financialstatement
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores, if the student’s native language is not English.

Application Tips:

  • The Common Application and the USC Writing Supplement are separate submissions. Make sure you click on Submit for both parts. Your Common Application Dashboard should show two green checkmarks for USC.
  • High School/Secondary School Transcripts are required and must show a graduation date. Students who attended secondary school/high school in a non-U.S. system may substitute the appropriate leaving certificate or comprehensive diploma result, provided it shows the completion date.
  • College/University Transcripts must be sent from ALL colleges you have attended. We need to review your fall term grades, so be sure your current school has posted them before transcripts are sent.
  • Common Application “Assign Recommenders” Section for USC
  • Registrar: We do not require the College Report, either electronically or on paper, though other universities may require it. However, if the form helps your school provide transcripts to USC, feel free to use it.
  • Academic Evaluator: Some academic departments at USC require academic recommendations, but in general we consider these optional. We will gladly consider any you wish to submit. The Common App will require you to enter a name before submitting it.
  • Additional Forms: It is not necessary to submit any of the additional forms listed at the bottom of this section (the PDF versions of the Final Report, the Mid-term Report, or the College Report).

Loyola Marymount University - Undergraduate students need complete and submit the Common Application online.  Candidates are considered for admission to either the fall or spring semester provided ALL required documents have been received prior to the priority dates.

Transfer Applications Deadlines

  • October 15 -- Admission for Spring semester
  • February 1 -- Early Priority Deadline for Fall
    (Applications completed on this date will receive a response by March 15)
  • March 15 -- Admission for Fall
    (Applications completed on this date will receive a response by May 1)

Be sure to include the $60 application fee.
To request a fee waiver, please submit your request via Common Application

Applicants to Animation, Dance, Music and Theater Arts : Applications to these programs require portfolio or audition. Please click on your area of interest to view your additional requirement:

Submit a letter of recommendation with your application.
This should be from an official at the last school you attended, preferably your counselor, a teacher, your principal or the Dean of Students. Use the form(s) provided on the Common Application.

Send your Official Transcripts to the Office of Admission.
All applicants must submit high school transcripts. Transfer students must also submit transcripts from each college or university attended. Advanced Placement students must submit official AP test score results to receive college credit.

Have your test scores sent to the Office of Admission.
Transfer students who have completed 30 transferable semester units are not required to submit standardized test results.

Mount St. Mary's  - Students that are interested in majors other than nursing can only apply to MSMC through the common application. We are very excited about this change to provide students the opportunity to keep their options open and apply to various common application schools. Transfer students will not need to turn in the mid-year report and school report. Students can apply at: https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx. Students interested in the Nursing programs cannot use the Common Application to apply for admission.

Occidental College - Complete the Common App and Oxy Required Member Questions
*$60 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver required.
If you want to be considered for financial aid, you’ll need to complete additional forms.

And make sure we have the following required documents:

  • an official copy of your final high school transcript or copy of your GED certificate
  • official college or university transcripts from ALL institutions you have attended
  • the College Official's Report submitted via the Common App, fax or by email
  • an Academic Evaluation from a college instructor of your choice (available on the Common App)
  • a writing sample from a college course (with grade and commentary if possible)
  • SAT or ACT scores (if you graduated from high school in the last five years)

International Transfer Applicants
Please be aware of some additional steps and forms you must complete as a international transfer applicant.

Remember to submit both your Common App and Oxy supplement by these dates.
Transfer applicants:
November 1, 2016—Spring Enrollment*
April 1, 2017—Fall Enrollment
*Spring Enrollment is not available for international students.

Pepperdine University - We recommend that all applicants submit their application and additional required materials as early as possible.

Deadlines Spring 2017 October 15 Fall 2017 January 5

Transfer Application Requirements 
Transfer applicants are high school graduates who have taken any transferable college units at the time of application.

Additional Requirements for International Students

Additional Requirements for Active Church of Christ Students
Deadlines Spring: November 1 | Fall: February 15

STEP 1: Submit All Parts of the Common Application

The Common Application is a multi-part process that includes submission of the Common Application, the Pepperdine Questions, and Pepperdine Writing Supplement. All parts must be submitted through the Common Application Website. Be sure to review your Common App Dashboard to ensure that all parts have been submitted successfully.

Important: You will receive a final confirmation e-mail from the Seaver College Office of Admission within 48 hours of our office receiving your Common Application submission. Please save and print this final confirmation. This final confirmation ensures successful completion of Step 1.

STEP 2: Submit Additional Required Materials

  • Include your Common Application ID on all documents you submit. This will assist in the accurate and timely processing of your application file.
  • All additional materials must be submitted or postmarked by the application deadline.
  • We strongly recommend that you submit as many materials in electronic format as possible as this will expedite processing of your application file.

STEP 3: Monitor Your Application and To-Do Lists

Monitor your application to-do lists via the Pepperdine "App Tracker" to verify that items have been received by the Admission Office. There will be a delay between submission of an item and reflection in your App Tracker to-do list. Do not send multiple copies of the same item. This will cause delay of processing your file.

Helpful Tips!

  • No paper applications accepted. Do not send printed copies of your Common Application or Pepperdine essay. These will not be accepted.
  • We recommend that you complete the application process early, as technical difficulties may not be considered as a valid reason for a late application. It is your responsibility to resolve technical difficulties directly with The Common Application.
  • We will utilize the e-mail address you provide on your application for correspondence (including notification of your admission decision). It is your responsibility to ensure that this e-mail address is valid, to notify us of any changes to your address, to check your e-mail regularly, and to verify that your account will accept e-mail from Pepperdine University.
  • Retain all confirmation webpages, e-mails, and certified mail receipts for your records.
  • Include your Common Application ID on all documents you submit. This will assist in the accurate and timely processing of your application file.
  • Utilize your full legal name for the application and all additional materials you submit. Submitting documents with alternative versions of your name will delay or impede the processing of your application file.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required materials for the admission application file are received by the Office of Admission by the deadline in order to be considered by the Admission Committee.

Woodbury University - Requirements Transfer applicants are students who are currently attending, or who have previously attended a college or university. Candidates who complete their applications with all required documents on or before March 1, 2016 will receive priority handling. Applications will be accepted after this date, but decisions will be made on a space-available basis.

Students will need to submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended and must be in good academic standing. Applicants who have completed fewer than 24 transferable semester units or 32 transferable quarter units at the college level are required to provide official SAT or ACT scores.

Veterans: Once you have obtained your Letter of Eligibility from the VA for education benefits, Please call or email the Admissions Department and identify yourself as a veteran. To receive transfer credit for prior college courses, we will need your Letter of Eligibility, DD214, and Transcripts from ALL colleges, universities and military schools to determine transferability.

Priority Spring 2016 Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
Priority Fall 2016 Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

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