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Fight On!


This year’s applicant pool was the most competitive to date, and by a long shot!  There were so many great students applying for admission, it has been a daunting challenge trying to select just a few.

We know you have a number of great opportunities when it comes to your education, and choosing between them can be a bit overwhelming.  Finding the “best school” is not always easy, but it becomes a bit easier to swallow when you consider looking for the “best school for you.”

To make a good decision, you should learn as much as you can about the programs and schools to which you have been admitted.  Make sure to complete all financial aid paperwork to find out how much it will actually cost to attend.  Soak up as much information you can via campus visits and online info to see if you “fit” with the rest of the student body.

In order to schedule the best possible visit – log in to  You will see a number of different programs we are holding here on campus (Explore USC, Preview USC, etc) and receptions in hotels near you!  Make sure to sign up and visit during one of these programs – you will get so much more information than just visiting on your own.

Be sure to keep an eye on this blog, especially the “ADMIT 2012” category!  We will be continuously posting about ways to visit campus, when we will be visiting you for receptions around the country, financial aid, housing, and other cool stuff you may want to know as you make your decision.

As always – never hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  This can be a very fast paced and sometimes confusing process – add a comment below, or contact us directly at any time!

Fight On!

Paul Ledesma

As Executive Director, Paul oversees Undergraduate Admission for all programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He was born and raised in southern California and is a lifetime Dodgers fan. He enjoys traveling (Italy may be a second home), discovering new restaurants in LA (tacos anyone?), and while he may not qualify as a bonafide movie-buff, he loves movies (especially comic book movies). He studied Psychology for his bachelor's degree, minored in Public Management, and was active in leadership for community service groups Troy Camp and Dance Marathon while attending USC. When he's not working he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and rescued pup and kitty in Redondo Beach, CA. (well, maybe not the cat so much) Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his