Admission - World Bachelor in Business

In the
effort to accommodate different admission schemes and schedules of various
regions across the globe, WBB candidates must apply through the Common Application channel. Applicants must select
USC as University in order to start the application and select WBB as the
first-choice program (code 1485

Please note that any request of change of major may not be granted.

In case of
issues with the platform or doubts about the
documentation required, applicants are encouraged to contact the USC Marshall
School of Business, Office of Undergraduate Admissions for assistance.

WBB timeline for 2024/25 AY
CommonApp application opens
1 August 2023
CommonApp application deadlines
1 November 2023
Admission results
Early April 2024

The WBB admission committee is comprised of program and admission directors from each School acting as full and equal partners. The Committee selects the incoming WBB cohort. Applicants are evaluated on the content and rigor of their high school coursework, their grades, standardized test scores, activities summary, essay and counselor/teacher recommendations. Careful adherence to application filing instructions and dates will insure eligibility for admission consideration. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.


Requirements for the WBB application

  • ACT or SAT score (optional for 2024-25 but highly recommended). In order to be considered for the selection, any SAT or ACT must be taken within October 2023. 
  • Secondary school transcripts: from grade 9 to grade 12 or from grade 10 to grade 13. Predicted grades of the last year of secondary school must be uploaded (if available)
  • English language proficiency test (please check here the English Proficiency Criteria)
  • Activities summary
  • Personal essays and WBB writing supplement
  • Counselor or teacher recommendation letters
  • Online Video interview
  • Financial statement (check here further information on the documentation of financial support) to be uploaded on CommonApp within the deadline of November, 1st 2023. 

At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, personal interviews may be required for admission/scholarship consideration. Other supplementary materials and information may also be required.


Additional information about the admission requirements