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Admitted to another major at USC, but you wanted to study engineering? Read on… 

Congratulations on your admission to USC! If you were admitted to another major at USC, but wanted to major in engineering, this page is for you. Unfortunately, you cannot change your major prior to enrolling; to become an engineering major, you must go through the pre-engineering process. While this process isn’t complicated, it does take time–typically 1-2 semesters, to be more precise. But don’t worry, USC advisors are going to help you along the way.

Start the Process

Visit the Pre-Engineering Page

Spring Admits

In addition to the steps on the page linked to above, we strongly advise you to enroll at a community college and follow our course recommendations for the Fall 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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