International Applicants

An international applicant is an individual of foreign nationality who will be entering, or who has already entered, the United States with a student visa. Students already residing in the United States and holding other non-immigrant visas are also considered international students.

International applicants have additional admission requirements for USC Kaufman, but follow the same application steps as other first-year or transfer applicants.

  • USC Undergraduate Application, which includes the First-Year or Transfer Common Application and USC Writing Supplement (FY) or USC Program Materials (T). Be sure to list “B.F.A. Dance” as one of your intended majors.
  • USC Kaufman Portfolio for First-Year Applicants or Transfer Applicants on SlideRoom, which is accessed through the Common Application

In addition to the USC Undergraduate Application and the USC Kaufman Portfolio, (remove links)international applicants must also submit additional requirements for the university, such as the results of an English proficiency examination (i.e. TOEFL) and documentation of financial support.

For more information about applying as an international student, please visit the USC Office of Admission website. You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.