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First-Year Deadlines for Fall 2024

  • November 1, 2023 Early Action Deadline and Merit Scholarship Consideration
  • January 15, 2024 Regular Decision Deadline

Transfer Student Deadlines for Fall 2024

February 15, 2024

Deadline for Merit Scholarship and Regular Consideration

USC Dornsife Application Supplement (first-year applicants)

As part of the Writing Questions section of the Common Application, all first-year applicants applying to a USC Dornsife major as a first-choice major will be asked to complete a Dornsife supplemental question. The question will appear on the Common Application after you have selected a Dornsife major as your first-choice major. You will provide a brief (250 words or less) response to this supplemental question.

There is no “best” or “right” answer. We simply want to know more about you and your motivations and passions. Because application reviewers will have access to all portions of your application, we suggest that you focus your Dornsife supplemental response on a different topic than what you’ve already discussed elsewhere in your application.

The Dornsife supplemental question is:

Many of us have at least one issue or passion that we care deeply about – a topic on which we would love to share our opinions and insights in hopes of sparking intense interest and continued conversation. If you had ten minutes and the attention of a million people, what would your talk be about?