Discuss with your school
You need to discuss your intention to apply for Headstart and the course you would like to study with your school’s Headstart Coordinator. Your school's support for your application is essential.
Think about the commitments and understand what is required.
For most courses you will need to attend a lecture and a tutorial each week which is approximately 3 to 5 contact hours per week.
Some courses are different, for example:
- Design courses — for most design courses you are required to attend a lecture and a computer workshop (as opposed to a tutorial).
- Language courses — each week you are required to attend one lecture and a set of tutorials, which often amounts to 5 hours of contact (class) time.
- Science courses — for most science courses you are required to attend a lecture each week and a tutorial or laboratory session (these alternate each week during semester). Class time for science courses often amounts to 4 contact hours per week.
We will be in touch with you in December with information about how to select your preferred class times so be sure to check your emails regularly and keep your email address up-to-date.
Attend your Headstart Orientation to find out more about studying at USC, including help on selecting your class times. For more information on Orientation please visit Orientation to USC.
Contact Student Central.