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Admissions & Financial Aid - BS in Legal Studies
USC Gould School of Law

The USC Gould Office of Undergraduate Law welcomes BS in Legal Studies applicants who are entering as first-year, transfer, international and DACA students, as well as current USC undergraduates who are in good academic standing.

Admissions decisions for entering first-year and transfer students are made by the USC Office of Admission.

Entering First-Year Students

First-year students are typically students who plan to start USC right after high school or taking a gap year after high school. Learn about the first-year application process.

Newly admitted first-year students who wish to declare the Legal Studies major should expect a decision after the add/drop period. Our admissions and academic advisor will reach out to students directly with the admission decision.

Important Dates and Deadlines

The following are deadlines for 2022-2023 academic year admission:

December 1*
Consideration for Merit Scholarships: All first-year applicants who submit a complete application by December 1 will be considered for USC Merit Scholarships.

*USC does not have an Early Decision or Early Action Program

January 15
Final first-year application deadline for all other programs.

February 11
FAFSA and CSS Profile applications due for financial aid.

External Transfer Students

Transfer students are those who have completed at least 1 year of study either at a 2-year or 4-year institution and wish to transfer to USC. Learn more about the transfer process.

Important Dates and Deadlines

The following are deadlines for 2022-2023 academic year admission:

February 15
Students who apply for admission by February 15 will also be considered for USC Merit Scholarships.

March 2
FAFSA and CSS Profile applications due for financial aid.

Application deadline extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students who are unable to meet the published deadlines may contact an admission counselor to be considered for an extension.

International Students

International students are defined as students who will be coming to USC on a student visa and are not US citizens or permanent residents. DACA and undocumented students are not considered international students. Learn more about the application process for international students.

Internal USC Students

Currently enrolled USC students in good standing who wish to change or declare the Legal Studies major may do so at any time, preferably before they reach 65 units.

Students who wish to declare the Legal Studies major must submit an application.

Students who wish to change their major must submit a Change of Major Request Form.

Newly admitted first-year students who wish to declare the Legal Studies major should expect a decision after the add/drop period. Our admissions and academic advisor will reach out to students directly with the admission decision.

Important Dates and Deadlines

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First-year and transfer students can apply using the Common Application website.

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Currently enrolled USC students who wish to change their major must submit a Change of Major Request Form.

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Law Minors

USC Gould offers four minors that are available to all undergraduate students at USC. Learn about our minor programs.

Financial Aid

For a comprehensive overview on how to finance your undergraduate degree, please visit the USC Financial Aid website.

Need-Based Financial Aid

USC works with families to meet the full demonstrated financial need for students who satisfy all deadlines and eligibility requirements.

For a comprehensive overview on the financial aid process for your undergraduate degree — including how aid works, types of aid, who receives financial aid and more information — please visit the USC Financial Aid website.

Scholarships at USC

The University offers a range of scholarships that assist undergraduate students — both first-year applicants and transfer applicants — with paying for their education.

  • USC Merit Scholarships: USC Merit Scholarships are administered through the Office of Admission, and require students to apply by the December 1 deadline. All students who submit a complete application will be automatically considered for a scholarship.
  • Other USC Scholarships: Certain USC scholarships are administered outside the Office of Admission, and may generally require a separate application.