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Tomorrow, the university will be releasing admission decisions for all First Year applicants to Fall 2022. It’s an exciting time, but for the vast majority of applicants, it’s can be a disappointing time. If you are one of the many who do not receive the news you were hoping for, just know that this by no means reflects your accomplishments, character, or future potential. We have the strongest confidence that you will be successful wherever you go.

Please know that we on the admission team find this to be one of the most challenging parts of our job.  It is incredibly difficult to not be able to admit more of our strong and talented applicants.  At the end of the day, our decisions come down to space;  we can only admit a small portion of applicants, and we cannot offer admission to all of the amazing students who apply to USC. This year was especially competitive, with over 14,000 applications submitted to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering alone.

If you are not admitted to Fall 2022, we are here to share that this does not necessarily mean the end of your journey to USC. If you are still determined to pursue an Engineering degree at USC, we want to help you get here. More than 20% of the Viterbi School of Engineering’s incoming class each year are transfer students.

Did you know that you can transfer to USC after just one year? The application process is much simpler than you think, and if you continue to work hard, you could be part of the Incoming Class of 2023. 

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering has dedicated counselors (us) to assist students interested in transferring to USC.  Check out the Viterbi Transfer Admission page to familiarize yourself with the process.

Here are the basics:

  1. Follow our Transfer Plans to take the right classes (Calculus, Lab Based Sciences or Programming Courses, The USC Writing Requirement equivalent, and a few GE equivalents) at your college or university.
  2. Find transferable courses through our Transfer Planning Guides and/or Articulation Histories with other colleges around the country. We strongly recommend attending a California community college. We hold agreements with these schools and can help you determine exactly what will transfer to USC.
  3. Get good grades (As and Bs) throughout all classes. As a transfer applicant, your college coursework is what matters most.
  4. Apply as a transfer student for Fall 2023.

Let us help!

You don’t have to do this on your own!  Starting in mid-May, we will begin posting transfer info sessions that you can register for. These info sessions will help you better understand the transfer application process, and will give you a chance to ask your questions.

Angie Solares

Angie was born and raised in southern California. She attended UCLA for her undergraduate education and is currently working on a Master's degree at USC (talk about a never-ending internal conflict). She is passionate about education and access for all. At Viterbi, Angie's focus is counseling transfer students on the admission process.