To Apply

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.

Application Deadline

For the 2024-25 academic year: All required materials must be received by December 1, 2023. Please note that this is NOT a postmark deadline.

Financial Aid

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.