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 acknowledgment of sources in essays are considered very serious offenses and any student found in violation of these regulations 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, and failure to document ideas found in sources, whether phrases or sentences within quotation marks.


Drops and related refunds for tuition will be processed if received before the university withdrawal date of June 18, 2021.

Students who are dismissed from the program will not be refunded tuition or other paid program fees.