For ALL questions or inquiries regarding admission, financial aid, immigration matters, test scores, and transcripts use the askUSC student support website.  For more detailed information and instructional videos, visit the USC Graduate Admissions Video link.

USC offers several options for graduate application fee waivers. Please review these options before you submit your application, so you can make the appropriate selection to request a waiver. In order for you to apply with a fee waiver, the Office of Graduate Admission must approve your request before you can submit your application. If your fee waiver request is denied you must pay the application fee before submission. You can utilize a fee waiver only once so please make sure to apply to all the programs for which you would like to be considered at the same time.
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  • Transcripts*from all colleges and universities attended
  • CV or Resume
  • Statement of Purpose (Personal Statement)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE: not considered, please omit
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores**

7) **Optional: Have you overcome adverse life experiences that have shaped your personal development and your potential for graduate training in science.

If accepted to NGP and your degree is from an international institution, you will need to submit your documents for verification to IERF. Below is their contact information: 


Tel: (310) 258-9451 

Apply online: 

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For more details about the NGP Relocation Scholarship, contact or 213-740-2245.

Email addresses for each faculty will be found in the Faculty Directory.

Applicants are more than welcome to visit the USC campus.  The NGP Office does not arrange these visits, including campus tours or laboratory tours outside of recruitment.  If you wish to schedule your own visit to USC please visit USC Graduate Admissions.

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