USC Academic Achievement Award

The Academic Achievement Award (AAA) provides a tuition benefit to students who are pursuing multiple undergraduate degree objectives, have at least sophomore standing, and have earned a cumulative USC GPA of at least 3.750. AAA allows Fall or Spring registration of up to 21 units at the standard full-time tuition rate.

The purpose of the award is to allow highly motivated students with excellent academic records to complete multiple undergraduate degree objectives without adding to their time-to-degree.


In order to receive the Academic Achievement Award for a given Fall or Spring semester, you must:

  1. be an undergraduate student
  2. have declared a double major, a double degree, or a major-minor combination
  3. have earned sophomore standing (at least 32.0 units of USC and/or transfer credit) at the time of application
  4. have earned a cumulative USC GPA of at least 3.750 based on the completion of at least 12.0 USC units at the time of application
  5. demonstrate that the additional tuition units will contribute to the completion of multiple undergraduate degree objectives
  6. complete the online application

2017 Spring Semester Application is now open!



Priority Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Students who apply by the  priority deadline can expect to be notified of their award status and have their student accounts credited accordingly prior to the University’s winter break closure. Applicants submitting after December 1 may not be notified until early January. These applicants should expect to pay for additional units upfront until a credit can be applied to their student account.

Final Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017
All eligible students will have their accounts credited by the beginning of February.