Early Decision

Why wait? Apply through Early Decision to secure a seat by October 2019.

The USC School of Pharmacy will be participating in the Early Decision program through PharmCAS during the Fall 2020 admission cycle. This is a great option for applicants who know that USC is their top choice, as Early Decision applicants apply to only one program. If offered admission, the applicant must accept the offer and cannot apply to other programs through PharmCAS during the current admission cycle.

To be eligible for Early Decision at USC, you must submit your application to PharmCAS, along with all other required materials (e.g. transcripts, letters of recommendation, fee) by September 3, 2019 (11:59 pm Eastern time). If you are selected for an interview, you will be invited to the interview session on Friday, October 11, 2019. You will receive an admission decision by October 18, 2019. If you are not admitted at that time, you may be deferred to regular applicant status, where you will continue to be considered for our program and can also apply to other programs.

Early Decision applicants enjoy several benefits:

  • Quick admission decision
  • Smaller pool of applicants to compete with for an interview invitation
  • Decreased application costs due to applying to one program

Early Decision applicants must uphold the same application requirements as students applying for the regular admission cycle.