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Hey, all you rising HS seniors:

The academic year is up, summer is here, and more than likely a good number of you may be planning to visit colleges soon.  Your “California College Tour” wouldn’t be complete without a stop here at the University of Southern California.  But what is the best way to visit USC?

Visit USC Viterbi This Summer

What good is a campus tour if you don’t get all the engineering details?

My best advice for your visit to USC is to plan out your schedule for the Meet USC program. (Don’t just do a Campus Tour)  Meet USC is a half-day visit to campus that runs twice a day on most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays year-round.  Morning sessions start at 8:30am.  Afternoons start at 12:30pm.

Meet USC includes a presentation from the Office of Admission that discusses the University overall along with the application process.  A walking tour of campus follows the presentation ultimately leading you to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.  The final part of your program includes a meeting with us in the engineering school to discuss all the engineering details.

We will discuss our engineering academic programs, research, course and our curriculum, and your future life as an engineering student.  Make sure to bring your questions as we will make sure to answer all of them!

Reservations are limited, so be sure to book as soon as you can.

Book Your Meet USC

We can’t wait to see you this summer!

Viterbi Admission


  • elena solis says:

    Hi Stacy:

    Hope your summer is going well. My son is a senior this year and is VERY interested in AE at USC. While I want to support him I am concern with the cost…. What steps do you recommends he takes? He will be entering 12 grade 7/22, I would like to ensurre he is taking the classes required. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

    Do you have a telephnone number?

    Thank you.

  • Paul Ledesma says:

    Hi Elena, Thank you for your comment.

    I can understand the hesitation, but rest assured we take financial aid very seriously. In fact, USC administers one of the largest financial aid budgets in the country. Please take a moment to review and for more information regarding need based aid as well as merit based scholarships. In addition, you should know that our admission process is need-blind.

    Our admission practice is outlined here: Essentially, he should be taking the most challenging classes available to him in high school and doing well in math and science classes. We will need to see at least a year of success in calculus in order to consider for an engineering major. If senior year is his first year of calculus, we will be reviewing his fall grades before ever making an admission decision.

    If you have further questions or would like to discuss more – please feel free to call our office and speak with any of our admission counselors (including Stacey) at 213 740 4530.