Trojan Transfer Plan (TTP) Freshman Year in London program

Kate, from California, talks about why she loves studying at Richmond the American University.

Trojan Transfer plan (TTp) Freshman Year in London program, in partnership with the University of Southern California (USC)

Study in one of the world’s most dynamic global cities, with students from over 100 different nations.

Richmond University is pleased to be able to offer the Trojan Transfer plan (TTp) Freshman Year in London program, in partnership with the University of Southern California (USC).
Richmond Hill Campus

Transferring to USC
Admission to USC requires a high level of success, in courses likely to be more rigorous than you have experienced in high school. Successfully completing this plan demands hard work and focus, and not all will be successful. If you are able to complete the following requirements during your year at Richmond in the TTp-Freshman Year in London program, USC Admission states with a high degree of confidence that you are likely to be admitted as a transfer student:

  1. Complete 30 transferable semester units, earning A’s and B’s.
  2. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6 in USC-transferable courses, with no individual grade below C (2.0).
  3. Complete a year long course in English composition.
  4. Complete Intermediate Algebra (if you didn’t complete Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II with C’s or better in every semester in high school).
  5. Take courses in areas of general education (at least two courses), foreign language (if needed for your major), and any lower division courses needed for your intended major.

Your Richmond academic advisor will be familiar with the conditions of your intended transfer to USC through the TTp-Freshman Year in London program.

About Richmond
Richmond’s three academic schools offer a variety of programs in the American Liberal Arts tradition. Freshman students live and study at or close to our Richmond Hill campus, located in the beautiful green borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.

Students residing at the Hill can choose from a variety of rooms from traditional US style shared rooms to single occupancy rooms.

Student accommodation is located in the impressive Main Building and also in the surrounding buildings on or near the Richmond Hill Campus.

Our Room & Board fees include 18 meals per week (3 meals per day Monday – Friday, and 2 brunches & 1 dinner at the weekend).

What can I study?
The School of Communications, Arts & Social Sciences offers courses in areas such as*:

  • Art History & Visual Culture
  • Communications
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Psychology

Richmond Business School offers courses in areas such as*:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Management & Marketing
  • Finance & Investment
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Accounting & Finance

Richmond School of Liberal Arts offers courses in areas such as*:

  • Research & Writing
  • Creative Expression
  • Philosophy
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Chinese Language & Culture

*Classes to be confirmed

For the full list of classes that transfer at USC please click here.

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How to apply
Applying to Richmond for the TTp Freshman Year in London is easy.

Simply fill out the Direct Online Application form.

Once you have submitted the application form to Richmond, we will liaise with USC on your application. USC will share application data with Richmond, including:

  • Transcript(s)
  • Personal statement/essay
  • At least one recommendation from a teacher or counselor

You can usually expect an admissions decision from Richmond within 1 week of Richmond’s receipt of your application.

Any questions?
Please feel free to contact our Admissions Office at or 011 44 208332 8330.

Undergraduate Prospectus 2021

Meet the professor

We wanted to give you a brief introduction to what life is like at Richmond, presented by Professor and Vice President of International Programs Dominic Alessio.

Contact Us

Students joining this programme have their own personal academic advisor. Any specific queries about classes can be addressed to:
Chiara Mortarino Bowie

Any queries about housing, the meal plan or living in Richmond, pls direct to:
Oliver Brady, Residence Life Coordinator or
+44 (0)20 8332 8218

Tuition Fees – Fall 2021/Spring 2022

One Semester $11,000

Tuition confirmation deposit for USD fee payers only – $500


Unfortunately we are unable to offer any scholarships on tuition for the upcoming intake.

Scholarships will be available for Spring 2022. Please see amounts below.

Scholarships Qualifications Amount
Chancellor’s Atlantic Scholarship
(1 semesters)
3.7+ GPA $4,000
Presidential Atlantic Scholarship
(1 semesters)
3.5 – 3.69 GPA $2,000

Terms and Conditions:The Richmond Atlantic scholarship is only applicable to approved Visiting Student partners, any visiting student who elects to remain at Richmond and becomes degree seeking will lose this award but become eligible for existing scholarships.

Is this a guarantee of admission to USC?

This is a path to admission, not a guarantee of acceptance. USC typically finds a space for each student who submits a suitable application, avoids misconduct, and meets the conditions specified above. Those failing to meet all of the conditions above will be considered, but there is the possibility of being declined.

USC cannot guarantee admission to a specific major, particularly in cases where space is limited, or for which an audition or portfolio are required, or lower-division pre-requisites are not yet satisfied. Students who meet these terms are typically be offered a space at USC, either in their first- or second-choice major, or in “open/undeclared” status. Students admitted without a declared major — a common situation at USC — will receive academic advisement to help direct them toward a program of study that helps them meet their goals.

I had such a wonderful experience at Richmond University.  The beautiful campus was close to all the London attractions.  The professors work hard with you to succeed, and I made some incredible life-long friends there.  I did not want to come home.