USC Students Applying to Annenberg

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With a USC Annenberg major or minor, you will experience the benefit of communication, journalism, and public relations all under one roof. 

If you are a USC student interested in one of our three majors in communication, public relations, or journalism, or if you are looking to add one of our unique and thoughtfully created minors to your degree, explore the page below to discover the possibilities. 

Advisement for Non-Majors

Information Sessions:

The information sessions are for current USC students who are interested in applying to an Annenberg major or minor. Please RSVP to attend an information session here.

Advisement:

Advisors are unable to meet with prospective students until the mandatory advisement period is over, but you can find recommended courses for all of our majors on our academic forms page (under course plans). We recommend attending an information session to learn more about our programs.

D-Clearance:

The d-clearance form will be made available online to non-majors after majors and minors. Specific dates for d-clearance requests and the form itself can be found using this link.

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Application Availability, Deadline and Notification

Fall applications are made available on July 1.

  • Fall applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the fall semester (in August).
  • Fall applicants will be notified on the fourth Friday of the fall semester (in September).

Spring applications are made available on December 1.

  • Spring applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the spring semester (in January).
  • Spring applicants will be notified on the fourth Friday of the spring semester (in February).

Summer applications are made available on April 1.

  • Summer applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday after commencement (in May).
  • Summer applicants will be notified two weeks after the deadline (in May).

Please reference the academic calendar on the schedule of classes for specific dates relating to each semester.

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