Frequently Asked Questions
New graduate students will have undergraduate prerequisites reviewed and may be required to take remedial courses prior to enrolling in graduate courses. Student should make appointments with student services advisor well in advance of their registration appointment time.
All SAE and ASTE M.S. and Ph.D. students meet with Luis as he is the primary advisor for these student populations.
Director of Student Affairs
B.S. ASTE students contact Prisila for any questions. Contact her when Luis is out of the office.
Prisila Cisneros Vasquez
Assistant Director of Student Affairs
You may talk to departmental faculty if you would like advice on career paths and electives. Students are strongly encouraged to meet or otherwise communicate with the Student Services Advisor each semester. Approval of electives, prerequisite courses, or any deviation from program requirements should be sought from the Technical Director. Students may contact Student Service advisors at (213) 821- 4234 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All M.S. and Ph.D. students contact Luis as he is the primary advisor for this student population.
Director of Student Affairs
If a course has a "D" designated after the 5-digit class number (such as 35100D), departmental clearance ("D-clearance") is required prior to registration. It is rare for on-campus section SAE courses to need D-clearance. Contact Luis Saballos in the case that an SAE on-campus course is listed with a "D." You will find that this is often needed for classes in other engineering departments, so contacting their designated advisor is necessary.
All DEN@Viterbi sections of classes require D-clearance! If you are a DEN student, you must use the online D-clearance request process via the DEN Desire2Learn website/DEN@Viterbi Tools option. Additional information can be found here: DEN@Viterbi Course Registrations.
For engineering courses outside of ASTE, please contact the appropriate department.
Please note: AME, BME, CE, CSCI, EE, ENE, and ISE require students to complete D-Clearance requests via the D-Clearance Request Manager on myViterbi. Please pay special attention to the departmental announcements on the myViterbi system indicating when non-major students are eligible to request D-Clearance.
If you fail to register within the seven days of receiving D-Clearance, you will need to contact the GAPP office at email@example.com. Re-issuing the D-Clearance may put you at the bottom of the queue. No exceptions.
DEN “Limited Status” students: The DEN program will sent an email (USC email account) with registration information.
DEN “Admitted” students: The Registration Office and the DEN program will sent an email (to your USC email account) with registration information.
The USC Schedule of Classes Registration Calendar list registration dates.
You can register for classes online at USC’s Online Registration System (WebReg). Access the system through your MyUSC Web Portal. You can also register in person at the Registrar’s One Stop Center Building (JHH Lobby).
If you are registered in an on-campus section of a course that also includes a section delivered via at DEN@Viterbi, you will have access to the course via DEN's course management system, including webcasts, course documents, and access to other interactive tools to communicate with your professor and other students. To officially enroll into a DEN section as an on-campus student, fill out the DEN Petition. For more information about the petition, visit https://viterbigrad.usc.edu/den-petition/.
Published on April 25th, 2017
Last updated on August 9th, 2023