The following is a list of handbooks and useful Web sites that are available to help you get acquainted with what USC has to offer.
At 952 pages, the course Catalogue is your academic roadmap for USC. Organized by school, the Catalogue lists detailed descriptions and requirements for every major, minor and program offered at the university as well as course descriptions. It’s the book both current and prospective students refer to for information regarding everything from school admission requirements to interdisciplinary programs. The Catalogue is published by the University Publications office and is updated annually. A copy is distributed to all entering students at their Orientation sessions. Catalogues are available for purchase at the USC Bookstore for $13. The Catalogue is also available online at www.usc.edu/catalogue.
Student Affairs Web site
The Student Affairs Web site is your online guide to the many programs and services provided by the Division of Student Affairs. Information on the site includes student activities, academic support, career services, health services, residential education, international services, student publications and numerous other departments and programs. The site also includes the “What’s Happening” link to student programs and events. To find out more, visit www.usc.edu/student-affairs.
myUSC is the university’s portal designed to give students, faculty and staff personalized access to wide-ranging campus resources in a single location on the Web. Through myUSC, you can customize your own home page based on personal preferences and interests. To access myUSC, click the link on the USC home page or go to my.usc.edu and log in using your USC email username and password.
While the Catalogue details what USC offers academically, SCampus is the book that offers information about how to make your college experience more fulfilling and well-rounded. Planning Calendars, Student Services, Student Activities, University Governance and Explore L.A. are just a few of the sections in this student guidebook. The departmental telephone directory and maps section are particularly popular with students. The oldest publication for students at USC, SCampus is distributed during Orientation, over-the-counter on the first floor of Hazel and Stanley Hall (HSH), and is available online at www.usc.edu/scampus.
You can access your academic and financial related information through OASIS (www.usc.edu/OASIS), the Online Academic Student Information System. OASIS allows you to view your:
- registered course list
- book list
- enrollment verification
- permit to register
- grade report
- completed course summary
- current billing balances
- financial aid
- transfer credit report
You may also use OASIS to:
- update your local and permanent address
- establish guest access to your education records
- change your password for OASIS and Web Registration
You will need your 10-digit USC ID number and your eight-digit alphanumeric password to view your records.
Schedule of Classes
The online schedule is updated every hour and contains the most up-to-date course offerings and enrollment totals.
Web registration is available through myUSC and www.usc.edu/webregistration. Students plan their schedules and register for classes on web registration. You will need your 10-digit USC ID number and your eight-digit alphanumeric password to view your records.
Other Useful Information
Career Planning & Placement Center
Change of Major
To Obtain Form: Hubbard Hall lobby or Office of College Advising, College Academic Services Building 120, (213) 740-2534, www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/cas/cas.html
To Obtain Signatures: New and old department
To Return Form: Transcript Verification Window, Hubbard Hall lobby
Computing Security (Antivirus Software and Firewalls)
Course Web Sites and Materials (Blackboard)
Credit by Examination
See academic department
See academic department or Academic Records and Registrar, Hubbard Hall 010, (213) 740-7444, www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/degreeprogress
Disability Services and Programs, Student Union 301, (213) 740-0776, www.usc.edu/student-affairs/asn/DSP
Email and Personal Web Pages
Transcript Verification Window, Hubbard Hall lobby, www.usc.edu/OASIS
Freshman Seminar Program, College Academic Services, Building 200, (213) 740-2961, www.usc.edu/fsem
Change: Academic Review, Hubbard Hall 113, (213) 740-7741, www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/grades
Grade Report: See www.usc.edu/OASIS
Removal of Incompletes: Academic Records and Registrar, Hubbard Hall 106, (213) 740-5586, www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/grades
Information Technology Services
Disability Services and Programs, Student Union 301, (213) 740-0776, www.usc.edu/student-affairs/asn/dsp
Leave of Absence
See academic department or USC Catalogue
Declaring: Department office
Requirements: Department advisor or USC Catalogue
Declaring: Department office for the corresponding major
Requirements: See list of minors in the USC Catalogue or department advisor
Academic Review, Hubbard Hall 113, (213) 740-7741, www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/academicreview/probation
Registration, Registration Building lobby, (213) 740-8500, www.usc.edu/OASIS
Structured Curriculum Program
Center for Academic Support, Student Union 301, (213) 740-0776, www.usc.edu/student-affairs/asn/scp.htm
Student Life and Involvement
Transcript Verification Window, Hubbard Hall lobby, (213) 740-7445, www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/transcripts
Transfer Credit Statement
Degree Progress, Hubbard Hall 010, (213) 740-7444
Center for Academic Support, Student Union 301, (213) 740-0776, www.usc.edu/student-affairs/asn/services_tutoring.htm
Withdrawal from USC
Registration, Registration Building lobby, (213) 740-8500, www.usc.edu/dept/ARR