Congratulations on your admission to USC! We are thrilled to welcome you to the Trojan Family. Please use the checklist below to complete the steps necessary for you to enroll at the university. We also recommend you review our video tutorial titled “The Decision Letter and Intent to Enroll Form” for more details.
Submit the Intent to Enroll Form
Please visit youSC to formally accept USC’s offer of admission by submitting the Intent to Enroll form. This must be completed before you can enroll. Deadlines to certify your enrollment vary by program, so please check with your program for updates.
Pay the Commitment Deposit (if applicable)
Several graduate programs at USC require certified students to pay a non-refundable commitment deposit to reserve their spot in the incoming class. This deposit is applied to your first-semester tuition charges. Your program will notify you of any required program deposits and the deadline to submit them.
Register for Your USC NetID
Your USC NetID is your official USC username and password that will allow you to log in to a variety of online tools and resources, including your university email account, the wireless network, myUSC and Blackboard. You will be able to activate your NetID within one to two business days after you submit the Intent to Enroll form.
Make a Reservation for Orientation
Continue to check your USC email for information about attending a university-wide orientation program for graduate students. Additionally, many programs offer their own school-specific events, so keep an eye out for information from your department. You are welcome to visit your program’s website or the Office of Orientation Programs for updates, as well.
Complete Health Center Requirements
Be sure to complete all the health requirements and steps as mandated by USC Student Health.
Register for Classes
Designed for our students, staff and faculty, myUSC serves as the university portal to an array of campus resources, including Web Registration. Before you register for classes, you should review the USC Schedule of Classes and meet with your academic advisor to discuss your first semester of coursework.
Your USCard is your student ID card and provides access to a number of campus services. If you sign up for a meal plan, you will use the USCard to pay for meals in the residential restaurants on campus. You can also load discretionary funds onto the card and use it to purchase food, books, tickets to various sporting and entertainment events, and many other items on campus. In addition, the card will grant you borrowing privileges in USC libraries.
A USC ID card should be carried at all times while on campus. Please visit USCard Services to get your card.
Complete Degree Verification (if applicable)
Students who have a continuing registration requirement to complete pending degree verification must satisfy this requirement by the end of their first semester at USC. If you do not verify your previous degrees, you will not be able to register for your second semester of classes. Learn more about how to satisfy this continuing registration requirement by visiting the Degree Progress department at the Registrar One Stop Center.
Pay Tuition and Fees
Once you register for classes, check your USC email for a notice from Student Financial Services that your first-semester tuition and fee bill is due. Your first-semester charges must be paid by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the Friday before the start of classes. Charges can be paid online through our online billing system, USCe.pay.