Here’s a Bad Idea: Visiting Outside of our Programs

Our phone has been ringing off the hook this morning!  Each of the calls we have received has been nearly identical: “I would like to visit and make an appointment with you.”

We love that you all want to learn more about engineering at USC, and we want to help you get the most information you possibly can.  This is why we have spent a lot of time and resources planning and putting together our Campus Visit Programs for Admitted Students.  While these programs are coordinated by the university, we (the Viterbi School) spend the majority of the visit with you.  You will see Viterbi, meet with us, and see the school as part of every one of the USC admitted student events.

Each one of our visit programs is designed to answer all of your questions – and I am not just saying that!  Every family that wanted a “one-on-one” with us in the past, said they got everything they needed by attending one of our programs.  You will get all your questions answered, and you will get the personal attention you deserve.

In addition, at each one of our programs, we will have current students present to answer your questions and add student perspective.  In addition you will get personal tours of facilities and areas in the Viterbi School.

Honestly – scheduling an appointment outside of our scheduled events cannot compare with attending a Explore USC, Preview USC, or our large Open House at the end of April.  You will get so much more from attending one of these events! 

We have made sure that almost every day in April is covered with either an event on campus, or an event near you.  That said, I realize that circumstances may prevent you from visiting during our programs.  If you cannot visit during one of the days we have already scheduled in April – give us a call!

Schedule your visit to campus soon as sessions may close due to capacity!

Looking forward to seeing you!

Paul Ledesma

About Paul Ledesma

Paul is currently the Director of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. Although he is not an engineer, he loves working with engineering students and secretly wants to be one (they do so much cool stuff!). He watches way too many movies, is a self-admitted gadget-freak, comic book aficionado, and avid fan of all things Apple. Paul studied Psychology at the University of Southern California and "fell into" the college admission field after graduation in 2000.

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