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Spring Admits: How to Make Your Plans for this Fall

By March 29, 2015 August 4th, 2015 No Comments

7304874024_bacf540efb_zIf you have been admitted to USC for the Spring 2016 Semester – congratulations! We sincerely hope you will consider joining us here at USC.

Students admitted to the spring semester have a number of options – but, If you are considering a degree in engineering, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND taking classes this fall. In order to stay on track with the your graduating class you should enroll in a community college or other university for the Fall 2015 semester.

Selecting Your Fall 2015 Courses

Be sure to visit the Viterbi Spring Admit page for full details on selecting your fall 2015 classes.

We recommend you take the next appropriate math class, a science class (Chemistry usually works best) and then fill your schedule with additional courses, such as general education equivalents.

Please review the information below  to assist you in selecting classes that are likely to transfer to and keep you on track:

  1. MATH
    Take the equivalent to the USC Course of MATH 125, 126, or 226* (Calculus I, II, or III).
    * Computer Science (Games) & Computer Science/Business Majors should take MATH 225 (Linear Algebra) Note: AP & IB Scores can help you place in certain levels at your chosen college for the fall.  As a general guideline, Calc AB with a score of 4 or 5 should enroll in the Calc II equivalent.  Calc BC with a score of 5 should enroll in Calc III equivalent. Calc BC with a score of 4, enroll in Calc II equivalent.
  2. CHEMISTRY
    Take the equivalent to the USC Course of CHEM 105a (General Chem. I). Computer Science Games Majors should take C++ Programming instead of Chemistry. Note: AP Chemistry with a score of 4 or 5 satisfies the CHEM 105a course.
  3. GENERAL EDUCATION
    Engineering students can satisfy the following GE Categories: A, B, C, D, G or H
    Note:  AP & IB Scores can help you satisfy some of USC’s General Education Categories.
  4. ADDITIONAL COURSES
    Take an additional G.E. course from another category listed above. Computer Science (all emphases) and Industrial & Systems Engr. majors should consider enrolling in a Computer Programming Course (C++)
Be sure to check out our AP & IB Credit Sheet
Visit our spring admit page to review how you can identify transferable coursework at your school.

If you want to be on track for engineering it is important to follow the above instructions. The Articulation Office has put up a website and page for Spring Admits.  It is important to note that the course recommendations for engineers (listed above) are different from those listed on the USC articulation website.

Beginning May 18th, you may email us (viterbi.admission@usc.edu) your fall course plans to have it reviewed by a counselor.  Be sure to tell us what you’ll engineering major you plan to pursue at USC.

 

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