USC Price School of Public Policy

Conditions of Admission

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Some students have been admitted with conditions attached to their admission. Students are to satisfy these conditions within the first twelve units of enrollment.

Follow the steps below to ensure you may register each semester:

» First Semester of Enrollment
» Second and Third Semesters of Enrollment

First Semester of Enrollment

There are no restrictions placed on the students’ registration. They may register via the touchtone or web registration systems. Students will have an ADM 20 code placed on their Registration Confirmation. This code warns students that conditions have been attached to their admission. If students are unsure of their conditions, they should confer with a designated Student Services Advisor.  The advisor will ensure they take as many courses as possible during the first semester that will move them toward satisfying the conditions of admission.

Second and Third Semesters of Enrollment

Students admitted with conditions will have an ADM 21 hold placed on their record. This hold prevents students from registering for courses.

Students who have satisfied the conditions of admission should do the following to have the hold expired or waived:

  • Request their status be changed from “conditional graduate” standing to “full graduate” standing by completing a USC Price Master’s Petition (PDF, for master’s students), or a USC Price Doctoral Petition (PDF, for doctoral students).
  • Attach the Letter of Recommendation and Evaluation Form from the instructors who taught the courses in which students were required to earn certain grades. These evaluations may be obtained from and returned to the appropriate Student Services Advisor. (MHA students should return them to the degree director.)

The Student Services Advisor will notify students in writing that their status has been changed.

Students who do not satisfy the conditions of admission within the first semester must do the following:

  • Submit a USC Price Master’s Petition (PDF) or a USC Price Doctoral Petition (PDF, for doctoral students) to the appropriate Student Services Advisor requesting permission to register for the next semester. Students should indicate progress they are making towards satisfying the conditions and plans for satisfying the conditions going forward.
  • Attach the Letter of Recommendation and Evaluation Form from the instructor(s) who are teaching courses required to satisfy the conditions. It may be that the instructor cannot put forth a positive recommendation until the student has completed the course. In such instances, the student will not be able to register until grades from the previous semester have been posted.