We understand that many of our applicants have already taken the GRE, with the understanding that it is an admissions requirement. However, we have also received numerous inquiries from applicants who have been unable to take the GRE for a number of reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our holistic admissions process aims to increase access and decrease barriers to higher education. Due to the challenges related to GRE scheduling, we believe that removing the GRE from our admission requirements allows us to more equitably consider all applicants for the 2021 and 2022 cohorts.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. The entire USC Chan Admissions Team and our Student Ambassadors are all available to support you throughout this year’s admissions process. We thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times.]]>
We are often asked how individuals finance their educations here at USC, and the Admissions Team is happy to share our stories since we are all alumni of this program. I earned a merit-based scholarship from the USC Chan Division which covered a portion of my tuition. I borrowed the remainder in the form of Federal Student Loans, a process which our wonderful Financial Aid office walked me through step by step. Since I had federal loans, upon graduation I applied for the Income-Based Repayment Plan as well as the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. These strategies have been very helpful as I manage and pay back my student loans.
Please feel free to reach out to the Admissions Team with additional questions you may have about Scholarships and Financial Aid!]]>
We are also introducing a Phase II to our application cycle. Meaning that the top applicants who are evaluated on the above criteria will be invited to Phase II. In Phase II, applicants will be required to submit a brief video statement. Details regarding this phase will be provided to those who are invited.
Please see our website for more details regarding the holistic admissions process.
We are excited to launch this new chapter of holistic admissions, and as always, our Admissions Team is here to answer any questions you might have!]]>
I wanted to introduce myself as the new Director of Admissions. I look forward to working with future students in your journey towards an occupational therapy degree.]]>
We thank you all for your interest in the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and wish you all the best on your journey toward becoming occupational therapists! Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions about the status of your application or our admissions process. Our Admissions Team is here to assist you.]]>