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We have a new post for students admitted for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021!

Congratulations on your admission to USC!

If you were admitted to another USC major but want to study engineering, read on…

The process is very straightforward and simple.

Once you have submitted your commitment deposit AND registered for an orientation session, you can fill out the Pre-Engineering Interest form. This form will let us know that you are interested in switching your major to engineering and allow Viterbi Advisors to work with you during orientation to enroll in the recommended courses for your Viterbi major of interest. As mentioned above, these courses represent typical engineering coursework at USC, and generally count towards the courses required for an engineering degree if you are admitted to Viterbi.

And… that’s it! Follow the steps above, and you will be reviewed. If you’re interested in seeing some sample pre-engineering course plans for your major, check out our pre-engineering page. You can also view sample 4-year course plans by visiting the Viterbi Undergraduate Handbook (4-year course plans start on page 28).

Spring Admits

In addition to the steps above, we strongly advise you to enroll at a community college or other university for the Fall 2019 semester to stay on track with your graduating class. For more information on this and with help selecting courses for that semester, you can check out

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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