FAQ (Freshman)Incoming Class of 2019

Application Tips: I didn’t put a Viterbi major!

By November 20, 2018 No Comments

We know this time of year is busy with filling out your college applications, and we wanted to make sure we answered some of your frequently asked questions to help you through this process, so we’re posting a series of blogs with all of the Viterbi Application Tips you need to know.

Maybe you just realized you want to study engineering or computer science, or maybe you always have but you accidentally submitted your application? Check out this week’s tip:

I submitted my application and did not list engineering as my first choice major, but now I want to study engineering.  Is it possible to change my selection?
Definitely! We just need an email stating what you listed as your first choice major, and what you would like it changed to.  Please be sure to include your full name and USCID.  But keep in mind that this must be done as soon as possible in order for us to consider your application.

Just a year or two ago, our current students were going through the college application process too and they want to help. Check out our completely Viterbi Voices – a site completely run by our students to give you a peek into their lives as engineering students at USC. They blog regularly, have very active social media accounts, videos, and much more. Their Tips to Apply page details all of their best tips for applying to college.

You should also listen to our Viterbi Voices podcast called Busting Admission Myths with Paul Ledesma, Director of Undergraduate Admission for USC Viterbi, where some current engineering students ask him some burning questions about the application process.

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We hope this has helped you with your questions, and if you come up with any more please feel free to reach out to us at viterbi.admission@usc.edu, or call our office Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 at (213) 740-4530.

If you have any technical difficulties with the Common App, the Common App Support Team is available 24 hours a day to help you!

Best of luck in the college application process. We look forward to reading your applications. Fight On!

Bria Jamison

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