Undergraduate Applicants

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Create your own path at the dynamic intersection of communication, journalism and public relations.

Build a broad base of knowledge and sharpen the skills that will make you an exceptional communicator, multimedia journalist and critical thinker through our academic majors in communication, journalism, and public relations and advertising. With USC Annenberg’s state-of-the-art facilities and position in the dynamic city of Los Angeles, you will be ideally positioned to engage with the big ideas and latest technologies needed to understand and analyze complex issues.

Our faculty — leading scholars and industry professionals — will personally teach, train and mentor you as the future leaders of their fields. In addition to academic advising throughout your undergraduate years, you will be prepared for life after graduation through the guidance of our dedicated career development team and the connections you build across our worldwide alumni and industry networks.

How to apply for admission

Application deadlines

Date Application type
November 1 First-year Early Action (EA) for non-binding admission consideration and USC and USC Annenberg merit scholarship consideration
January 15 First-year Regular Decision (RD) for admission consideration
February 15 Transfer application deadline for admission and USC merit scholarship consideration