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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

USC International Academy

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
Davidson Conference Center (DCC)
3415 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA  90089 0875

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Host Institution: University Of Southern California

Host City Size: Over 500,000

Year Established: 1993

Accreditations: Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

IEP Membership Organizations: UCIEP
 
Phone #: (213) 740-0080

Fax #: (213) 740-0088

E-Mail:

Website: http://www.international.usc.edu

Application Contact Info: http://international.usc.edu/admissions
 
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
B:204
HB:204
LI:204
I:204
HI:204
A:204
BR:204

* Other Course Type: Special interest language labs; conversation groups and language exchange with USC students

Additional Course Info: Focus Skills courses offerings include TOEFL/IELTS Preparation, Pronunciation, Journalism, Vocabulary, and Life in LA. Advanced-level students in the Undergraduate Preparation Program can take up to two USC general education courses for credit.

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
Business0
Law0
University Preparation0

ESP Additional Info: USC International Academy's Master's Preparation programs combine academic English study, test preparation, and comprehensive advising from admissions counselors to help students prepare and succeed at USC and other U.S. universities.

Test Preparation:
Test Typehrs/wk
GMAT3
GRE3
IELTS3
SAT3
TOEFL iBT3
 
Terms:
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month
14January
14February
7May
14May
7June
14September
21October

Terms Additional Info: All level students in Intensive English can participate in a 7, 14, or 21 week program depending on the start date.

Program Size: 500

Program Size, Summer: 450

Average Class Size: 14

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

Distribution:
RegionPercent
Africa1.00
Americas9.00
Asia46.00
Europe7.00
Middle East/North Africa37.00

Full-time Instructors: 25

Part-time Instructors: 21

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 20

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 25

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 19

Full-time Admin: 12

Part-time Admin: 1

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: Permanent residents; F-2 visas and certain other visa types are eligible

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

 
Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: Students requiring an I-20 must submit a bank statement and/or guarantee letter from sponsor.

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: yes

Maximum Credits Eligible: 12

Courses that can be Replaced: Writing composition (general education), English

Conditions: Only advanced level Undergraduate Preparation students are eligible to take USC general education credit courses. Credit can be earned for general English courses at select partner schools.

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: yes

Maximum Credits Avail.: 12

Degree Levels: Undergraduate, graduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: yes

Academic Admissions Conditions: The University extends conditional admission to select USC Master's programs through the USC International Academy's Pre Master's Program. Students are not guaranteed admission to USC through the general IEP or preparation programs.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: yes

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Not required in all departments.

Articulation Agreement(s): yes

Articulation Agreement Details: Students who successfully complete one of the programs may transfer to one of a variety of local community colleges or universities if they meet admissions requirements.

 
Tuition:
TuitionWeeks
28507
570014
855021

Fees: $0

Insurance Cost: $0

Insurance Details: All full-time students are covered for the length of study and can use the USC Student Health Center.

Other Costs: $175 Application Fee

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $4200

Housing Weeks: 14

Housing Cost Type: Room

Additional Housing Info: Housing processing fee: $150

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: yes

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Weeks: 14

Board Plan Additional Info: Kitchen in apartment; partial meal plan included for some on-campus housing options

Services Available: Academic Placement

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