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The Common App is live!

Watch this quick video to make sure you add USC to your list of schools and be sure you are considered for the Viterbi School of Engineering when you apply


We get it. The Common App can be a little confusing sometimes. With hundreds of different schools available, and a user interface with lots of layers and nuances, it’s totally understandable to feel a little overwhelmed.

That’s why we put together this short video for students interested in applying to USC Viterbi. We’ll cover how to add USC as a school, how to pick your major, where to find the USC Viterbi supplemental questions, and more!

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