USC Price School of Public Policy

Conditions of Admissions

Some students have been admitted with conditions attached to their admission. Students are to satisfy the conditions of admission within the first twelve units of enrollment. The following outlines the steps students admitted with conditions need to follow to ensure they can 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’ registrations. Students may register via the touchtone or web registration systems. Students will have an ADM 20 code placed on their Registration Confirmation. That code warns students that conditions have been attached to their admission. If students are unsure of what their conditions of admission are, they should confer with their appropriate Student Services Advisor to ensure they take as many of the courses as possible during their first semester so that they satisfy 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.

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

  • Request that 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 indicating the student’s progress. These evaluations may be obtained from and returned to the appropriate Student Services Advisor. (MHA students should return them to the degree director.)

Their Student Services Advisor will notify the students in writing that their status has been changed from conditional graduate standing to full graduate standing.

Students who do not satisfy the conditions of admission within the first semester need to 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 what progress they are making towards satisfying the conditions and their plans for satisfying the conditions
  • Attach the Letter of Recommendation and Evaluation Form from the instructor(s) who are teaching courses that are 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 that case, the student will not be able to register until the grades from the previous semester have been posted.