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apply-nowThe First-Year application deadline for students who wish to also be considered for merit scholarships is fast approaching.  If you wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships, and you are applying as a First-Year Student (Freshman) you will need to submit your application for admission by Monday, December 1st.

The only thing that is due on December 1st is the Common Application and USC Writting Supplement (both of which are available via Common App).  You just need to push the submit button on the online form – and you have met the deadline.

All supplemental material can be submitted soon after December 1st.  Keep in mind, if you do not submit all required material, we can not complete the review your application.   Be sure to submit these documents as soon as possible.

Be Sure to Apply to Engineering

In order to be considered for admission to the Viterbi School of Engineering, you must list one of the engineering majors as your first choice major.  Engineering majors include:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering (emphases available in Biochemical, Electrical, or Mechanical)
  • Chemical Engineering (emphases available in Biochemical, Environmental, Nanotechnology, Petroleum, or Polymers/Material Science)
  • Civil Engineering (emphases available in Building Science, Environmental, or Structural)
  • Computer Science (emphases available in Business Administration, Computer Engineering, or Games)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering (emphasis available in Information Systems)
  • Mechanical Engineering (emphasis available in Petroleum)
  • Undeclared Engineering

Need Help?

Some of you may have last minute questions about submitting the application.  Be sure to check out our recent post with application tips for engineering students.

If you have technical difficulties with the application, we encourage you to contact the Common App Support Team for 24-hour support.

Of course, our office is more than happy to help you, too.  We’re open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., PST. You can contact the Viterbi Admission Office by phone: 213-740-4530 (Monday – Friday) or email:

Good luck!

Rebecca Beiter