First-Year Program Length: 17 weeks
Program Curriculum: Pre-Set Curriculum
Credits Earned Toward Degrees: 0
Progression Requirements: English-proficiency required to enter Advanced Master’s and Master’s Accelerator programs
Progression Into: Master’s Accelerator Program*
*Pre-Sessional students will progress into the Advanced Master’s Accelerator or the Master’s Accelerator depending on their English-language scores. The Pre-Sessional English summer program is only 8.5 weeks at a cost of $3,250.
To apply for the Pre-Sessional English add-on program at USC you should have at least the following qualifications:
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Only one of the scores below required:
- Minimum TOEFL®: 60 for business; 50 for engineering
- Minimum IELTS™: 5.0 for business; 4.5 for engineering
- Minimum Pearson Versant™: Three years of full-time professional work experience and a résumé. One course in Statistics and Quantitative Methods.