USC Advisor Connect

In his 10/28 memo to all students, Provost Zukoski announced revised grade option offerings for Fall 2021 and a new academic advising service – USC Advisor Connect.


Fall 2021 Grade Option Frequently Asked Questions

Find responses to frequently asked questions below. A list of academic support offices is available here.

Undergraduate Pass/No Pass (P/NP) Grade Option FAQs

Incomplete (IN) & Withdrawal (W) Grade Option FAQs

Graduate Pass/No Pass (P/NP) Grade Option FAQs


USC Advisor Connect

USC Academic Advisor Connect is a new triage service to help students understand academic policy, grade options, and institutional resource offerings. Academic advisors are available to help students evaluate what might work best in their specific circumstance, and in more complex scenarios, they are able to advocate on a student’s behalf with other campus partners. 

If you have a question beyond what is addressed in the FAQ pages, you can submit a message to one of our academic advising staff by clicking the button below. This service is available to undergraduate and graduate students. Your message should include:

  • USC ID
  • Your current degree program
  • The class(es) you have questions/concerns about
  • What grade options you are considering
  • What (if any) discussion you have had with your academic advisor 
  • Other relevant information related to your concern

Your submission will be managed through the USC Provost Shared Services Portal and you will receive communication from the email address “USC Provost Service Center”.


Academic Calendar Dates

for classes that started August 23 and have finals ending December 15*

EVENT NORMAL CALENDAR UPDATED CALENDAR
Deadline to select Pass/No Pass Grade Option September 10 December 3**

11:59pm PST

Last day to drop a class with a mark of ‘W’ November 12 December 3

11:59pm PST

First day students can request an Incomplete November 13 October 25
Fall semester classes end December 3 December 3

11:59pm PST

Study Days December 4-7 December 4-7
Final examinations December 8-15 December 8-15

* To find dates for courses following different semester dates, please check the course dates on the USC Schedule of Classes

**Graduate students will receive instructions directly from their School dean indicating whether any Fall courses can be taken for the Pass/No Pass grade option. Certain accreditation and licensure requirements may restrict the usage of Pass/No Pass grade options at the graduate level. Consult your academic program for details that apply to you.