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It’s hard to believe, but the application season is rapidly coming to a close for Fall 2020!

December 1st is an important deadline for the USC Application. If you have not already done so, be sure to complete the application for USC & USC Viterbi by submitting the Common Application and the USC Writing Supplement. If you are considering engineering or computer science for your major at USC, make sure you list it as your first choice major on the application.  Listing it as your first choice major will make sure you are considered for admission to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

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As a reminder, the deadline to apply and also be considered for merit based scholarships is December 1st, 2019!

Learn more about our application process at

If you have any questions or need assistance with any part of our process, please let me or my staff know. You can call us at (213) 740-4530, email us at, or use our chat feature on this website (the “ASK US A QUESTION” button appears to the bottom right of this page when we are in the office).

Can’t wait to see your applications in very soon!

PS – if you haven’t listened already, our podcast recently posted the episode and it may help you a bit further: “How to Get Admitted (and other FAQs)

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