Program Policies

Letter of Understanding

Every USC Summer Program student is required to submit a Letter of Understanding that details USC Summer Programs’ regulations and standards of conduct. The letter is signed by both the student and their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

Academic Integrity

USC takes matters of intellectual integrity very seriously. It is the responsibility of the student to uphold the academic integrity of the university. Cheating on examinations, plagiarism, and improper acknowledgement of sources in essays are considered very serious offenses and any student found in violation of this regulation will be required to leave the Program.

Plagiarism is not tolerated. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, submitting work done by another person or purchased from any source; failure to document ideas found in sources, whether phrases or sentences within quotation marks.

Cancellation and Refunds

Program deposits will be refunded if cancellation requests are made in writing to summer@usc.edu by May 13, 2020.

Any tuition paid to the university will be refunded if processed before the university withdrawal date of June 18, 2020.

The application fee cannot be waived or refunded.

The university will not refund tuition or any other program specific fees for Summer Programs students dismissed from the program.

Dismissal from the USC Summer Programs

Certain actions may result in immediate dismissal from the program. Students dismissed from the Program at any time and for any reason will be withdrawn from their course and will not receive academic credit.

No refund of tuition, fees, or any other Program charges will be provided in cases where a student is dismissed.