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Welcome back to our five-part series on transferring to USC Viterbi! Today’s post is Part 2 – Transfer Plans.

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If you’re looking for the complete guide to transferring, make sure to check out the video at the bottom and visit the page How to Transfer. Since the Fall 2019 application is quickly approaching (February 1st!), make sure to reach out to us at if you have any questions!

Transferring to USC Viterbi Part 2 – Transfer Plans

Wondering which classes you should take before transferring? We’ve got you covered. On our transfer page, we’ve put together some sample transfer plans so you can plan ahead to put together a competitive application. In a nutshell, by the time you apply, we want you to have completed, or have in progress, the following:

  • Calculus II
  • Two semesters of a lab-based science (chemistry, biology, or calculus-based physics)
  • The equivalent of WRIT 130 or WRIT 150 (typically the second class in your freshman English composition sequence)
  • An equivalent class to a USC general education requirement (optional),

If you’re enrolled in these classes when you apply, that’s okay! If you’re not sure which classes at your school are equivalent to the classes mentioned above, have no fear, because that will be covered in our next post, Part 3 – Transferable courses.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned for Part 3 – Transferable Courses coming soon.

If you have any questions about our programs or the application process, please call us at (213) 740-4530, or email at

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