The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities and home to an outstanding liberal arts college, an integrated academic medical center, and some of the best professional and arts schools in the country.

USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California.

All USC Summer Programs’ courses are taught by USC faculty and experienced professionals of the USC academic community. Summer Programs’ faculty create an engaging academic experience by combining lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers, and academic field trips to locations throughout Los Angeles. Each course is designed to be more interactive, engaging, and challenging than accelerated high school classes or the broad introductory courses offered by other summer pre-collegiate programs.


Duration 4-Week 2-Week

July 6 - August 2, 2014

July 6 - July 20, 2014

Eligibility High school students who have completed at least the 9th grade by the start of the program High school students who have completed at least the 9th grade by the start of the program
Credit/Non-credit 3 units of USC elective credit Non-credit Certificate of Completion
Topics Enroll in one of over 20 courses offered in a variety of subjects Choose to study Art, Architecture or Pre-Health/Global Studies
Location USC University Park Campus USC University Park Campus
Cost Residential $7,416
Commuter $5,180
Residential $3,783
Commuter $2,783
Admission Rolling basis

Rolling basis

Financial Assistance* Tuesday April 1,2014 Not Available for 2-Week courses
International Students* Tuesday April 1,2014 Monday May 5,2014
Domestic Students* Monday May 5,2014 Monday May 5,2014

*All application documents must be received into our office by the dates listed