Detailed information about the scoring department's admissions requirements and policies is available from the Thornton Office of Admissions. Please see the Quick Links section at right.
For the 2021-22 academic year: All required materials must be received by December 1, 2020. Please note that this is NOT a postmark deadline.
At this time, the scoring program is able to offer only very limited scholarships to its top 4 applicants, as determined by the Acceptance Committee. The Sandra & Alan Silvestri Scholarship provides an $8300 award to the applicant who is ranked first by the committee. The Harry Warren Endowed Scholarship provides 2 awards: one for $7500 and one for $5000 (to the 2nd and 3rd-ranked applicants respectively). Beginning in 2017, The Nordstrom Family Endowed Scholarship will award $2000 to the 4th-ranked applicant, an amount that will increase over the next few years to an annual total of $5000. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer grants, fellowships, teaching assistantships, or work-study opportunities to students in this program. However, financial assistance may be available through need-based loans from the USC Financial Aid Office to US citizens. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.