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students studyingIf you would like to attend USC, we want to help you get here. Each year, more than 20% of the Viterbi School of Engineering’s incoming class are transfer students.  Transferring to USC is much simpler than you might think. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about the transfer process at Viterbi.

Recommended Courses

We recommend that you take (or have in-progress in spring) the following:

  • Calculus II,
  • 2 Lab Based Sciences,
  • The USC Writing requirement equivalent,
  • 30 transferable units

Please note, completion of USC’s General Education Courses is not an admission requirement. You are welcome to take GE courses prior to transfer if you have room in your schedule.

Here’s a little guidance on selecting GE Courses:

  • USC does not follow IGETC
  • Engineering students may satisfy GE Categories I, II, IV & 5 prior to transfer.
    • Category IV: engineering students only can satisfy Category IV by taking an additional course from Category I or Category II
    • Skip the Diversity Requirement – you can easily satisfy this at USC with one of your GE courses.

Find Transferable Courses

If you attend a California Community College you can check out our Transfer Planning Guides (TPG).  TPGs list all the courses, based on your major, that will transfer to USC for credit.

If you attend a school outside of California or another four-year institution, check out USC’s  Articulation Histories to see which courses are likely to transfer to USC for credit.

Our Curriculum

You should also review the curriculum flowchart  for your major.  Use the flowcharts to identify the math and science courses you are able to take prior to transfer to USC.

Let us help!

Feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.  Any of our admission counselors will be happy to help you figure out your personal plan for transferring.

Viterbi Admission