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INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS

REALIZE YOUR POTENTIAL. MAXIMIZE YOUR SUCCESS.

USC International Academy is proud to work closely with governments, universities, and organizations from around the world to support the academic success of sponsored students in the United States.
Located on the University of Southern California campus in the heart of Los Angeles, the USC International Academy delivers a full-service English program that will prepare you for the rigorous academic demands of USC and other fine U.S. colleges and universities.

The Academy's experienced faculty and staff will help you rapidly improve your English, achieve your best entrance exam scores, and chart your path to a university degree -- all while experiencing the vibrant campus life and countless learning opportunities at USC.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Tailored teaching in small, interactive classes 20 hours/week
  • Fast and focused curriculum to rapidly improve your English skills
  • Six convenient start dates throughout the year
  • Personalized admissions support from a dedicated team of advisers
  • Full access to campus facilities: libraries and computer labs, medical center, gym, swimming pool, restaurants and cafes
  • Cultural programming and campus immersion activities
  • University housing available year-round
COURSES

Lower Level Courses are designed to provide you with a foundation for future study in the United States. Instruction is interactive, giving you the opportunity to receive individualized attention and optimize your learning.

Upper Level Courses are designed to hone your academic skills for the rigors of undergraduate or graduate coursework. Program participants learn how to read and critically assess academic texts, communicate effectively in writing and speech, and prepare for the SAT or GRE or GMAT test. The program also includes TOEFL or IELTS test preparation classes and comprehensive university admissions advising

YOUR PATH TO USC AND OTHER U.S. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Our team of academic advisers and admissions counselors will help you choose, apply and gain entry to the university right for you, including conditional admission programs at USC!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE TOEFL/IELTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE ACADEMY?

No. The Academy provides instruction for all learners, from beginning to advanced, and will determine your level of English proficiency when you start the program.

HOW DO I GET MY I-20?

The Form I-20 is included in your admission packet which is mailed to you 3 to 5 business days after you submit your completed application. Admission packets are sent via express mail. International express mail takes 3 to 5 business days to arrive.

IS THERE AN APPLICATION DEADLINE?

There is no deadline to apply to USC International Academy. You are advised to apply as early as possible to ensure the student visa is secured in time.

DO YOU OFFER CONDITIONAL ADMISSION?

100+ USC master’s programs offer conditional admission to students who meet the academic qualifications for admission but who do not yet have sufficient proficiency in English.

See the list of master’s programs that offer conditional admission.You may click the name of the master’s program to read more about its admission requirements.

If you are an excellent student and are placed in level 4 or above, you are eligible to apply for conditional admission to master’s programs on the list. Our advisers will work with you to create a study plan and support you in the conditional admission application when you arrive.

HOW WILL YOU DECIDE MY LEVEL?

New students take the English Placement Examination on the first day of Orientation at the start of each term. This test includes a listening, grammar/vocabulary section, and a 30-minute essay. The teachers also monitor students very carefully during the first week of classes to be sure they are in the correct level.

HOW DO I MOVE TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

To complete a level and move to the next level, you must have a B average with no grade lower than a C- in Academy courses. All students take a standardized exit test at the end of each level. Results of this test are incorporated into the final course grades for the term.

WILL YOU HELP ME APPLY FOR UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE ADMISSION?

Yes. The Academy provides extensive academic advising for students who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees at the University of Southern California or another college or university. Advisers will facilitate the application and transfer to American colleges and universities, including exam preparation and scheduling, personal statements and essays, interview training and more.

Upcoming Dates
Summer Intensive English Program 2017

May 4, 2017 – June 16, 2017
June 26, 2017 – August 11, 2017

Summer Intensive English Program 2018
April 26, 2018 – June 15, 2018
June 28, 2018 – August 10, 2018
 
Intensive English Program Academic Semester

2017
May 4, 2017 – August 11, 2017
Sept 11, 2017 – December 15, 2017

 
Intensive English Program Extended Academic Semester

2017-2018
October 26, 2017 – April 20, 2018

Join us! Apply in 3 easy steps:

Step 1: APPLICATION
Fill out the USC International Academy application
Online

If you are not sure about your English level, apply to the Intensive English Program and we will place you in the appropriate track.

Step 2: PROCESSING FEE
Pay $175 application processing fee.

Step 3: SUBMIT
Submit financial guarantee letter.

Questions? Please contact us at
+1-213-740-0080 or info-international@usc.edu