Viterbi Undergraduate Advising

 

The Journey Begins Here

 

The Journey Begins Here

 

The Journey Begins Here

 

The Journey Begins Here

Advising For Viterbi Excellence

We approach academic advising a little differently at Viterbi.

For us, advisement is more than just course scheduling and policies. As specialists in student development and engagement, we view student success through the cumulative outcome of academics and personal growth.  At the end of your undergraduate Viterbi journey, our goal is that students not only excelled in their academic pursuits but also challenged themselves as leaders and mentors as well as fostered an engaged community of their peers, faculty and advisors.

Advising Update During COVID-19:
Due to the USC Provost Memo regarding COVID-19, all in-person advising appointments have moved to Phone or Video Conference advising appointments and we are still available to answer questions via email. In addition, students can utilize online resources such as their STARS report (on OASIS), their most recent course plan (the Undergraduate Advisement widget on myUSC), and our website. Your health and well being are important to us, and we are here to support you as we adapt to this unprecedented and continually-evolving situation. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.  

COVID-19 FAQ for the USC Viterbi Community

Student Advising Resources during COVID-19

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Academic Advising

How does advising work?

During your first year at USC, you will work with a First-Year Advisor. Your advisor will help you get setup in your first semester of classes, find student organizations to join, navigate the policies and guidelines of USC, and everything else that comes with getting acclimated to campus!

As a sophomore, you will begin working directly with your major department. You will work with your department advisor to stay on track to graduation as you dive deeper into your respective major.

Viterbi students meet with an advisor every semester to check-in, update course plans, and continue to stay connected to resources. In addition to Mandatory Advisement, students are welcome to visit their advisor during drop-in hours for quick questions.

The Advising Timeline

Beginning of the Semester

 

We are here to help with switching your classes or other short term planning questions before the add/drop deadline.

Mandatory Advisement

 

Your will receive an email for mandatory advisement and must meet with an advisor before registering for classes.

Course Registration

 

Once registration begins, your advisor is focused on making sure we help you get all of your classes for the following semester.

End of Semester

 

After you’ve registered for classes, your advisor is still available to talk with you about any questions you may have.

Who Is My Advisor?

Unsure who your advisor is? Click on your department to see who to contact for academic advising.

Astronautical

1st Year Advising

  • Zoe Ashmead ashmead@usc.edu

2nd-4th Year Advising

  • Luis Saballos lsaballo@usc.edu

Aerospace & Mechanical

1st Year Advising

  • Zoe Ashmead ashmead@usc.edu

2nd-4th Year Advising

  • Aerospace
    • Chrissy Franks cfranks@usc.edu
  • Mechanical
    • ameugrad@usc.edu

Biomedical

1st Year Advising

  • Taylor Relich relich@usc.edu

2nd-4th Year Advising

  • Chris Noll cnoll@usc.edu

Chemical

All Undergraduate Advising

  • Karen Woo karenwoo@usc.edu

Civil & Environmental

1st Year Advising

  • Monica Prado Garcia monicapr@usc.edu

2nd-4th Year Advising

  • Geraldine Perry glorenzo@usc.edu

Computer Science

All Undergraduate Advising

  • csdept@usc.edu

Electrical

All Undergraduate Advising

  • studentinfo@ee.usc.edu

Industrial & Systems

1st Year Advising

  • Taylor Relich relich@usc.edu

2nd-4th year Advising

  • Jessica De La Cruz-Gonzalez jvdelacr@usc.edu

Undeclared Engineering

Viterbi Students Who Have Not Chosen a Major

  • Taylor Relich relich@usc.edu

Want to be add an engineering major?

Pre Engineering

  • If you would like to change your major to engineering and become a Viterbi student, please visit the Pre-Engineering website.

Department Advising Specialists

No longer a freshman? We hope you had a great first year experience! Select your major below to learn more about the department you will be working with through graduation.

Astronautical

Aerospace & Mechanical

Biomedical

Chemical

Civil & Environmental

Computer Science

Electrical

Industrial & Systems

From left to right, Zoe Ashmead, Sheryl Koutsis, Taylor Relich, Monica Prado Garcia

Advising 101: Mandatory Advising Prep Workshop

Prior to your mandatory advising appointment, we strongly encourage new freshman to attend an Advising 101: Mandatory Advising Prep Workshop.

These workshops will go over “need-to-knows” such as how to read your STARS report and how to double-count GE courses, which will free up a lot of time during your advising appointment to talk about other plans!

Workshops dates have passed for the Fall 2020 semester but please watch the workshop recording.

Academic Resources

2020-2021 Viterbi Undergraduate Handbook

Learn about all of the majors, programs, support, and more.

Academic Support

These services are available to support you in your classes and strengthen academic skills.

Registration Information

Find answers to D-clearance requests, prerequisite waivers, registering for GESMs, course conflicts, exceding 20 units, and more.

New Students

Newly admitted to USC? Click here to find out what to expect at orientation!

Registration Calendar

Keep track with important registration deadlines.

Advising FAQs

Here are frequently asked questions about registration, courses, grading, and engineering.