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Viterbi Voices: The Podcast – Ep 5-127: How To Get Admitted (and other FAQs)

Last week, we all sat down around the microphones and talked admission.  After two months of traveling the globe, hosting information sessions, answering emails, chatting through our chat feature on this website (see bottom right of screen), and taking calls…. we have noticed some of the same frequently asked questions come up again, and again.

Of course, they all seem to focus on one key question (that is rarely asked overtly): “How do I get admitted to USC Viterbi?”

So, with microphones on we discussed the questions in detail, discussed the complexities involved in reviewing applications, and I think, made sure to give you all a better sense of how this process works.

Listen on your favorite podcast app, or stream the entire episode through the embed below:

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


  • RK Misra says:

    Truly enjoyed the podcast. The second time. Very informative for parents and the students. It was wonderful meeting with Dean Professor Yannis in BLR India and that made us decide to visit USC. Looking forward to it.
    RK Misra

  • Paul Ledesma says:

    Glad to hear you enjoyed the podcast! We look forward to seeing you on campus very soon.