The application is currently open and can be accessed through the Common Application website. The deadline to be considered for a Merit Scholarship is December 1st and the final deadline to apply is January 15th.
You can find further application-specific information and register for an information session at the Viterbi Admissions Website. Admissions Staff members will be able to answer any questions you have concerning the application process.
“I transferred to USC because of all the resources it provides from its alumni network to financial aid to its endless beaches. I have had a great experience while learning and getting to know so many people in all my different clubs, organizations, and classes.”Michael NazariCivil Engineering with Environmental Emphasis, Class of 2022
“Being a transfer student anywhere, you definitely experience your first year differently than other students, where you have to learn the culture and experiences at a faster pace. However, I became the Transfer Student Representative at SHPE because I want other transfer students, like me,to have a great time and an easy transition.”Joses GaldamezComputer Engineering & Computer Science, Class of 2021
Navigating Professional Life
Making connections and finding your next opportunity should not be difficult
There are many opportunities at Viterbi to help you get that summer internship or other job. One major way is through the career fair. Viterbi also offers many online resources for career development, as well as staff members you can meet for career advising through Career Connections.
Student Organizations and Transfer Community
Life in LA never stops and neither should you! There are many Viterbi organizations available where you can grow your technical, social, and professional skills
Engineering+ The Path to being a Well Rounded Person
There is something available for everyone – from robotics to a cappella
In addition to the many Viterbi organizations, there are also plenty of other clubs and social events on campus for you to explore interests outside of engineering. Here, you can find a list of all the organizations at USC, and search for things you may be interested in.
At Viterbi you are encouraged to find what you are passionate about and given the space to explore non-engineering related interests. Whether that is through a minor, specialization, electives, or exploring freely is all up to the individual, but know the options will be there for you.
Do I have time to study abroad as a Transfer Student?
There are lots of opportunities to explore the world during the summer. Viterbi Summer Overseas is an opportunity for a small group of Viterbi students to take classes and travel abroad together to Europe each summer.
The Tsinghua Undergraduate Research Program allows undergraduate students to conduct research in Beijing, China while simultaneously learning about the Chinese culture. This is an amazing opportunity where you do not have to worry about missing out on a summer improving your technical skills.
If for any reason there is a different study abroad program or destination you’d like to go to that isn’t included in the Viterbi study abroad options, USC’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences has plenty of options that are also available to Viterbi students through the Dornsife Overseas Program.
School ends in early May, but you can still take classes throughout May! One option is a Maymester, a month-long class, many of which are abroad.
Want to go abroad for a shorter period of time? There are options for that too! Alternative Break is an option for students to participate in service trips over campus-wide breaks all around the world. Do good while traveling!
Engineers without Borders is one of many organizations that do work abroad! A great opportunity to not only learn more about engineering but also the world in a more compact setting!
Paris, France with Global Fellows
How do I make the most out of research opportunities at USC?
The possibilities are almost endless
There are numerous ways to get involved in research within and outside Viterbi. USC also offers multiple research fellowships to students showing great promise within a research field. If you have some research experience in your current college you can even possibly continue it here.
The Trojan Family, A Way of Life
From getting random “Fight On’s” on the street to having multiple connections from day one at your new job, one does not truly understand how big and genuine the Trojan Family is until you start actively looking for it.
You being to realize other Trojans want to see you succeed just as bad they themselves want to and it is simply an incredible experience. Your network is not limited to Viterbi alumni, since no matter the major or college within USC, people can’t wait to meet another fellow Trojan.