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

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An International Education,
A London Location,
A Global Future

Flexible Curriculum at Richmond University

Flexible Start Dates

With the opportunity to start your
course in the Autumn (Fall) or the Spring

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British and international internships

Richmond offers all students the opportunity to take an internship

Richmond The American University in London

Academic Requirements

We accept qualifications from around the world

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). 

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 3.30 in USC-transferable courses, with no individual grade below C (2.0).  You might notice that the Trojan Transfer Plan typically requires a 3.6 GPA or higher; USC grants a modest dispensation on the GPA expectation given the experiential benefits of living and studying abroad. 
  3. Complete a yearlong 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.

USC’s Articulation Agreement with Richmond

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.

About Richmond

Richmond’s two academic schools offer a variety of programs in the American Liberal Arts tradition.  Freshman students live and study at 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
  • Performance & Theatre Arts
  • Psychology

The School of Business & Economics offers courses in areas such as:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Management & Marketing
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Financial Economics
  • Accounting & Finance
Rebecca Mainetti

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.

Rebecca MainettiUSA – Fall 2014
  • Tuition
  • Confirmation Deposit
  • Housing Deposit
  • Housing (shared room with meal plan)*
  • $38,000
  • $1,000
  • $500
  • $12,100

Fees for 2016-17 Academic Year

*Room rates vary depending on option selected

How to apply

Applying to Richmond for the TTP Freshman Year in London is easy.  Simply fill out the ‘Visiting Student Application Form for the TTP Freshman Year in London’ and send it to our Office of Admissions for North America in Boston (contact details included in the 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 about Richmond or the admissions process?  Please feel free to contact our Boston admissions office at usadmissions@richmond.ac.uk or (617) 450-5617.