SHINE runs June 13 - July 29, 2022

Feel free to review the checklist in advance.

Applications are due March 1, 2022. The $35 application fee is due by March 14 in order for your application to be considered complete; a fee waiver can be preauthorized for scholarship students by emailing us at

The SHINE 2022 Fee is $5,300 and can be paid in two installments or all at once; we aim to respond to applicants with a lab and research assignment within four weeks of these dates.

Payments can be made on our secure portal (we will email you a link) or please send a check made out to "University of Southern California" to our office address: USC SHINE c/of Dr. Katie Mills, 734 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089.

Payment Schedule

Upon your acceptance of your SHINE offer, a deposit of $1,200 is due within a specified number of days in order to hold the spot. Your remaining balance will be due upon the date specified in your offer letter. For more information on payments, please visit payments page.

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Published on December 21st, 2016

Last updated on March 1st, 2022