FAQ

Does Queens’ College Cambridge offer coursework toward my degree program?

To learn more about studies at Queens’ College Cambridge, applicants are encouraged to visit the University of Cambridge Structure of Courses page and Queens’ College Subjects page. Applicants will work closely with their Academic Advisor and Academic Honors and Fellowships to ensure coursework is transferable.

Who is eligible to apply for the Queens’ College Cambridge – USC Exchange Program?

Eligible applicants are USC juniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 and an expected graduation date the December or Spring following their application term.  Interested students will complete an online application, submit two faculty letters of recommendation, and provide an 800 word statement of purpose by the application deadline in late January.

When will I know if I have been selected for the Queens’ College Cambridge – USC Exchange Program?

Finalists will be selected by a campus faculty panel for interviews in early February. Final decisions will be announced no later than the end of February.

How many students will be selected each year for the Queens’ College Cambridge – USC Exchange Program?

Only one USC student will be selected each year for this program.

Can students from any USC School apply?

Students from all USC Schools are invited to explore programs offered at Cambridge and consider applying. Some academic programs will be more easily matched than others. Students should speak in detail with their Academic Advisor(s) prior to applying.

My GPA is just below the minimum 3.75 GPA requirement. Can I still apply?

Competitive applicants will have achieved a cumulative GPA of a 3.750 by the application deadline.

How do I know if I have enough units to apply?

Eligible applicants are students in their third year of college. They have an an expected graduation date in the Fall or Spring of the next academic year from the application term.

How long will I attend Queens’ College?

Applicants apply with the intention of attending Queens’ College for one 8-week trimester, typically from early October until the middle of December.

What information is important to include in my 800 word statement of purpose?

Consider why you have chosen to apply for this program and the benefits you will gain from being selected. Why will this program allow you to have a unique senior year experience? How will this program enhance your overall experience as a USC student? Use these questions as prompts to reflect on why you want to apply. We encourage students to expand beyond these questions in addressing their personal motivation for applying.

How is housing arranged for the USC participant?

The participant will be responsible for covering the cost of housing in Cambridge. Details about arrangements and the total cost will be discussed with a student once she or he is selected.

 

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