Application To Viterbi PDP for Graduating Seniors
Seniors graduating in Fall 2020 are being extended a special invitation to apply to the Viterbi Progressive Degree Program. Only students with a GPA of 3.2 or higher are eligible to apply by submitting the Application and Course Plan form to email@example.com no later than November 2, 2020. Along with the Application and Course Plan form students will also need to submit a current copy of the STARS Report. Please combine these documents into a single PDF (Application first, STARS second) and email them with the subject line: 2020Seniors LastName, FirstName (USC ID Number). Please note that the course plan requires the approval of the graduate department to which you are applying and must therefore be drafted in consultation with an academic advisor. For more information on who your graduate advisor is, scroll down to the Advising section of this webpage.
For students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, no letters of recommendation are required. For students with a GPA between 3.2 and 3.49, one letter of recommendation is required from a USC faculty member in your major field of study. Please have all letters of recommendation sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter can come either as an email attachment or written in the body of the email, whichever is more convenient for the letter writer.
Students admitted to the PDP must complete all undergraduate coursework by Fall 2020. All graduate coursework must be completed within 12 semesters of the student’s first term in college. Students will be admitted to the PDP with graduate student standing and should expect to be eligible for graduate level financial aid only.
To view a recording of the webinar that outlines the special application offer to 2020 seniors, please click here.
If you have questions, please read through the FAQs below, which will be updated on a regular basis. You may address questions not covered below to email@example.com
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: My GPA is slightly below 3.2. Can I still apply? A: No, you may not. This offer is only available to undergraduate students whose GPA is 3.2 or better at time of application.
Q: I am a senior set to graduate not in Fall 2020, but in a future term. Can I apply to the PDP under this offer? A: No, per university policy, only seniors who are graduating in Fall 2020 may apply under these special circumstances. Future graduating cohorts may be afforded this opportunity, but this is not currently the policy nor is the offer guaranteed to be made available again in the future.