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It’s hard to believe we’re near the end of another great application season. But after reviewing more than 12,000 engineering applications over the past eight months, the moment has finally arrived; admission decision letters will be mailed out today. Here’s everything you need to know:

First Year Applicants

All first-year applicants will receive their admission decision today (!), Thursday, March 26th, starting at 9:00 am (PDT) in the USC Applicant Portal. Admission decisions will continue to trickle out until 5:00 pm (PDT), so no need to panic if you don’t hear from us right away.

Next Steps

If you are admitted:

Congratulations! Make sure to visit the admitted student page corresponding to your admission term. These are packed with all the information you need to go over if you are considering USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. These also contain information about certain events that will help you learn more about USC Viterbi: admitted student keynote sessions, virtual tour programs, and live chats with alumni and current students. To get started, click on the button for the term you were admitted:

Admitted for Fall 2020

Admitted for Spring 2021

If you are not admitted:

Take a moment.  It’s not easy to take it in stride, and we don’t expect you to be OK with it.  But, in that letter is all the information you need.  Read through all of the “Frequently Asked Questions” as they likely address all of your questions.

While we may not be able to offer you a spot in this year’s first-year class, the door to USC Viterbi is not closed entirely.  If you are interested in learning more about the Transfer Admission process, we are happy to help you.  Once you have chosen a community college or university to attend this year, we can advise you on the best plan to be a strong transfer applicant next year.  We are happy to work with you beginning in late May.

Transfer Applicants

Hang tight–we didn’t forget about you. We know you’re anxious to hear back from us, but the transfer review process takes a little longer. Rest assured, you will be mailed an admission decision or a request for spring-term grades by May 31.

Michael Cox

About Michael Cox

Michael was born and raised in a small island town off the coast of Seattle. He went to USC, but he’s still a Pacfic Northwesterner at heart—he loves hiking, reading, and watching the Seattle sports teams disappoint him. At Viterbi, Michael counsels high school and transfer students in the application process.

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