Graduate and Professional Students
Graduate and professional students traveling abroad for university-related purposes
register with our office, per USC policy
ACAF 2.09. Graduate students participating in USC faculty-led Global Classroom Programs should
register according to those guidelines.
PART 1: Initial Application
Log on to
Symplicity and set a password.
Search for "Graduate Program". (Note: search "+SPARC" for SPARC Grants.)
Complete the online program application. You will manually enter the details of your
specific graduate activity abroad.
PART 2: Upon Acceptance into Program
pre-departure video modules on Academics, Health, Safety, and Navigating Culture.
If you are receiving transfer credit from abroad, please upload the Study Abroad Approval
Form to the Documents tab in your Symplicity application. Please
contact our office if you need this form.
Graduate study abroad applications are due
30 days prior to departure. If you are traveling to a destination of risk, petitions are due 60 days prior to departure.
Note: If your departure date is within 30 days (or 60 days, if traveling to a destination
of risk), please contact the Study Abroad Office as soon as possible by phone or email
to request expedited processing.